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Renault 19 phase 1 Headlight issue

Hi, my headlights on the 19 are extremely dim and i am not sure if its worth forking out loads for brand new units. It seems as though the silver back box which the light reflects from is dirty or has just lost its original sheen. Has anybody ever re-sprayed these sort of things or used any kind of wonder cleaner to bring them up. Or does anyone know of a dealer for just the silver back boxes.

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Hi there.

I haven't tried this myself, but I've heard of light units (obviously with the bulbs removed), being placed in the dishwasher. No joke!

If you can seperate the lens from the reflector part, then that would be a good place to begin. You could then determine whether its the reflector dulling or a build-up of dirt on the lens which has caused the problem.

Spraying the reflector (if you can get to them) is possible - but use a primer first, otherwise the paint will just end up flaking off.

I hope some of the above helps.


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