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    Quote Originally Posted by robrado974 View Post
    This is my second time around at reproducing them . The first time I had two sets spare on my hands , I went to remove the glass and it fell off . A bit of careful scraping with a box cutter should release them , considering how old the sealant is . As for their use , they were not brilliant anyway, it's more for the aesthetics really , no cracks or pitting , which lets the look of the car down . It's in the pipeline anyway, depending on costs . We will see .
    rob - do you already have the fog glass to make the repro's from?

    ive had 2 genuine new fog lenses in a box that came with the VR from back when i brought it

    they have been waiting for my re-spray before fitting

    i could potentially be persuaded to loan them for a short while if it would help
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    Yep I'm interested!

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    Quote Originally Posted by g0ldf1ng3r View Post
    rob - do you already have the fog glass to make the repro's from?

    ive had 2 genuine new fog lenses in a box that came with the VR from back when i brought it

    they have been waiting for my re-spray before fitting

    i could potentially be persuaded to loan them for a short while if it would help
    That's very kind of you indeed.
    I've been in contact with a company and they have come back with a price of £200.00 each to reproduce them . I feel this is to expensive tbh . It's the initial cost of the mould that is the problem. Hopefully I will be emailing a few more companies soon to see if it can be done cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robrado974 View Post
    That's very kind of you indeed.
    I've been in contact with a company and they have come back with a price of £200.00 each to reproduce them . I feel this is to expensive tbh . It's the initial cost of the mould that is the problem. Hopefully I will be emailing a few more companies soon to see if it can be done cheaper.
    no danger rob, just drop me a pm if you need them. i think my paint will be early next year now as the person going to do it came off his bike & broke lots of bones....crazy downhill mountain biker lol

    wow i would imagine most couldnt or wouldnt muster £400 for 2 fog light lenses but yes the start up with molds etc is where the cost lies

    i wonder if they make a heat resistant clear plastic that could be 3D printed

    lego for example get nice clear plastic parts so light output could be ok but the plastic would need to deal with the heat
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    Wasn't there someone in the past that fitted glass from a different car altogether, seem to have a vague memory of it, maybe a BMW or something?
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    Volvo iirc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bowen View Post
    Wasn't there someone in the past that fitted glass from a different car altogether, seem to have a vague memory of it, maybe a BMW or something?
    Yep, BMW E30 fog light lens is what someone fitted, they look similar to the Corrado's
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=e....0.pUt134CaYfA

    I think the problem with the original Corrado lenses is that they don't use tempered glass, and crack either from stones or the heat of the light.

    A repro lens with tempered glass would be ideal

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    I've never experienced the heat cracking the lens, drove about 30miles home once using the foglights as the headlights had decided to break
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    I've certainly had the heat crack. Bloody weak units. Not turned a wheel and had put the front of the car back together. Fog lights on and working oooo looks lovely.
    Next day I notice one side is cracked !!!
    I need to look into led bulbs...
    Or only switch on if I ever drive to, allow for heat Dissipation


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    I think using the fog lights in really cold weather is what breaks the glass

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