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Need recommendations for new headlight bulbs

P1000

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In my experience it's always pretend glass and that's half the kak.

But yes you could probably have a coating of sorts on glass, but I've never seen this happen to a car that had glass lights.
Some of the plastic headlights do not tarnish in the sun (like BMW). And others have a thin UV-resistant coating that comes off as soon as you restore them the first time - then they go downhill quickly (Like Porsche).
 

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Hella also make the H7 Night Vision+ Globes, cost less than R200 a set from Midas. They have a slight yellow glow and will be very good in the rain or misty conditions. I went from Standard Globes to these on a Polo and the difference is very noticeable. The yellow tint is something to get used to, but the improved visibility is worth it.


PS: You can also adjust the lights higher as the yellow glow is not harsh on the eyes of oncoming traffic. I cover a lot more distance now on dimmed lights than before without it affecting oncoming traffic.
 
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Some of the plastic headlights do not tarnish in the sun (like BMW). And others have a thin UV-resistant coating that comes off as soon as you restore them the first time - then they go downhill quickly (Like Porsche).
I think given enough time they all do eventually.

It's just a case of some doing it much faster than others.

Didn't even realise Porsche do the same bullshit plastic trick, but I guess it makes sense for the few idiots who opted for the cheap ass halogen options instead of Xenon or LED.
 

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