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Hi there, yes - I do use quite a bit of masking tape at work - haven't used it with UV, but I use an IR lamp for drying - which has been ok.
To be honest, we would only be using the car for some light touring (very little at night, with a wee one). And it was just to be legal should the lights decide to illuminate for a half hour or so.
The dry adhesive would be removed with copious amounts of water and one of those sponges with the mesh for removing dead flies, I'm sure.
I don't think it would be more difficult than the adhesive for beam benders to remove, and would 'fold-over' a bit of the tape (at the top) so I had something to pull at when removing the tape.
Agreed that the plastic is a hassle that a glass lens wouldn't pose.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater