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Old 10-21-2007, 10:38 PM   #1
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The owner of http://www.bmwlight.com/ sent me a couple sets of fog lens replacements a long time ago, so I decided to replace one of my lenses back in April.

Here are the before and after pics:







Replacement lenses are made of plastic instead of the factory glass.





The back of this new plastic lens lacks a dip that helps to position it on top of the fog light housing. In other words, the back of the new lens is flat so you rely heavily on sealant to hold position. [see arrows in pic below]





The only other thing that might be an issue for others is reinstalling the two plugs that cover your adjuster screws. I reused mine and they came out of the old lens fine, but they didn't want to cooperate when I put them back in the new plastic lens. [see arrows in pic below]



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Old 10-22-2007, 04:22 AM   #2
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one of the mods I still appreciate. I might've gone overkill though, because after the acrylic lenses, I did 40mil clear lamin-x on top. but hell, that's just added protection against rocks.
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Old 10-23-2007, 08:36 PM   #3
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one of the mods I still appreciate. I might've gone overkill though, because after the acrylic lenses, I did 40mil clear lamin-x on top. but hell, that's just added protection against rocks.
It was an easy mod and one of those things that just bother you. Other people might not spot it all the time, but you know the lens is crap sort of thing.

At any rate, the finished product came out pretty good.

No sense in buying brand new fogs.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:25 PM   #4
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It was an easy mod and one of those things that just bother you. Other people might not spot it all the time, but you know the lens is crap sort of thing.

At any rate, the finished product came out pretty good.

No sense in buying brand new fogs.
I agree with all of the above.

I did mine this summer and they now look brand spankin' new.
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:34 AM   #5
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Looks awesome, I need to do this this winter. Looking forward to the full write up.
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:41 PM   #7
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Looking forward to the full write up.
It's straight forward.

I took a lot of pics for you guys.
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:59 AM   #8
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i just put laminx on mine, and after a few months of use the goo from the laminx filled in all the gaps and the laminx is breathable so the tiny bubbles worked themselves out...my ellipsoids were the worst roadblasted/chipped ellipsoids on earth, a year after installing the laminx they look brand new

i just wiped them down with denatured alcohol first to make sure they are completely clean then installed the clear laminx...

it will be interesting to see how the plastic holds up to fading/yellowing on those lenses, they may be a realistic option
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Came out good, I should do it to mine. Its a shame they don't make it pre smoked or in yellow.
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it will be interesting to see how the plastic holds up to fading/yellowing on those lenses, they may be a realistic option

I think for the price, if they fade or yellow in a couple years just keep replacing them.
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