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donblume
03-18-2011, 03:41 AM
Are there any solutions to getting the front head lampclear lens cover protection? Any kind of coating or such?

Thanks, Don

Altered Sprinter
03-18-2011, 04:18 AM
3M films
Tins had the proper headlamp clip on ABS UV protection system exclusive to the land down under some made it stateside .
Results no damage after 6 years of continuous usage. 3M films/and or 3M type brands work well for up to three years after that they look vary tacky.
No idea why Mercedes never bothered with the NCV as to just hoe dam expensive those lights are when they get busted from a flying rock.

Richard
31251

31252

jdcaples
03-18-2011, 04:25 AM
From the FAQ on 3M's website for protective, adhesive film.....

Q. Can Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film be used on headlights, foglights or windshields?
A. In the United States, Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film does not meet the Department of Transportation's standards for optical clarity. Other countries may have different legislation. Please contact your local 3M Representative to help answer this question in your country.

not that this has stopped a US consumer from doing it......

Altered Sprinter
03-18-2011, 04:36 AM
+1:thumbup:
Richard

blakej59
03-18-2011, 10:44 AM
I put 3M film on all vehicles in the last 5 years or so. Works like a champ. One installer refused but other's don't know anything about any regulation and don't question installing it at the same time I install it on the front end. The reason for it's restriction is to keep people from using tinted films. Use clear and there's no difference or way to know there's film installed. For anyone driving in northern winter with salt and sand, this is a must for preserving the long-term look of the van.

Jim

donblume
03-19-2011, 02:27 AM
3M films
Tins had the proper headlamp clip on ABS UV protection system exclusive to the land down under some made it stateside .
Results no damage after 6 years of continuous usage. 3M films/and or 3M type brands work well for up to three years after that they look vary tacky.
No idea why Mercedes never bothered with the NCV as to just hoe dam expensive those lights are when they get busted from a flying rock.

Richard
31251

31252

Richard,

Are the pictured head lamps 2007 or newer? If so, are they still available anywhere? Looks like a great aftermarket product for someone to market.

Thanks Don