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Old 24-08-07, 17:43   #26
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i remember getting the chrome refelctors for about 30 bucks each (stuff ebay, any thing for VL calais seem to be overpriced) from a wrecker who dealt with new aftermarket stuff, changed the old dull ones over, kept the GMH glass covers (giving them a really good inside out clean) and they look like a new original original set
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Old 24-08-07, 19:24   #27
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i remember getting the chrome refelctors for about 30 bucks each (stuff ebay, any thing for VL calais seem to be overpriced) from a wrecker who dealt with new aftermarket stuff, changed the old dull ones over, kept the GMH glass covers (giving them a really good inside out clean) and they look like a new original original set
Cool, I didn't know you could buy just the reflectors. I don't care what anyone says though, I've saved (and made!) so much on ebay it's not funny. Just tread wisely thats all
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Old 30-08-07, 17:57   #28
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Any more info on this Alsa paint ? where can you get it from etc ?
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Old 15-11-07, 00:52   #29
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Old 17-11-07, 07:55   #30
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farrrrk that.......

the headlights ate the intercooler!
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Old 11-03-08, 01:14   #31
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good write up mate might give it a go
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Old 25-09-08, 16:34   #32
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has anybody had problems with the headlight sitting a bit low. im not sure if its just me but my aftermarket lights seem to sit pretty low you can see the clips that hold the glass to the light.
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Old 28-10-08, 00:14   #33
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huh.. i haven't seen that before but i know a lot of the time peoples front apron isn't straight and there are all sorts of gaps between lights and the metal...

i just did a quicker swap of the gmh lense onto a set of new tys headlights. easy job and the results are awesome.
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Old 28-10-08, 19:51   #34
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yeah i did mine tonight also. one of my lights was rusty inside - MUCH better now
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Old 28-10-08, 19:54   #35
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has anybody had problems with the headlight sitting a bit low. im not sure if its just me but my aftermarket lights seem to sit pretty low you can see the clips that hold the glass to the light.
a little bit but if you have all the screws they are alright. mine are depo brand
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Old 12-03-09, 16:14   #36
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Hey mate. Good thread I have done the same as you. much better once I changed the reflectors over.
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Old 12-03-09, 16:17   #37
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btw.. dont try polish your reflectors
doesnt work
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Old 12-03-09, 18:00   #38
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right you are...I made that mistake too lol
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Old 13-03-09, 18:34   #39
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btw.. dont try polish your reflectors
doesnt work

Same l used windex to clean the reflectors and the chrome came straight off
but lucky GMH had stock back then bought 4 pairs
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Old 09-07-09, 20:15   #40
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lol isnt alsa paint hard to find in aust or dont sell it in aust anymore? and its like $200 for 1 litre. right?
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Old 09-07-09, 23:19   #41
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well this is a two yr old thread.
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Old 11-07-09, 10:52   #42
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Yes i know, old thread. Does anyone know if/where the genuine lenses are still available?
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Old 11-07-09, 19:13   #43
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Old 11-07-09, 23:03   #44
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just bought a HID kit and im also gonna do this to my headlights to get an even brighter light haha

good write up mate i might try this out in the next few weeks
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Old 24-06-10, 22:12   #45
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Just a quick question i have always been able to remove headlights on earlier model commodores how do you remove the headlights on a vl, It seems that where the bumper is on top there is another mould which needs to come off. Or do you just remove the entire front bar so you have clear access to remove the headlights. I understand that there are 2 screws on the rad support panels but the small panel on top of the bar stops the light from sliding out. can someone post a pic and some info in how to remove the lights without busting anything because my cars moulds are spot on and i dont want to break anything.
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Old 24-06-10, 23:34   #46
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Remove the grill, remove the centre bumper moulding which has 2 clips under where the grill was and also a bolt on the underside in each corner. You will then see the 4 screws/bolts which hold the headlight in place (2 top, 2 bottom). Then its just a matter of unplugging it and wiggling it out
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Old 24-06-10, 23:54   #47
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farrrrk that.......

the headlights ate the intercooler!
over 2 1/2 years later....and I still don't get that comment lol
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Old 25-06-10, 01:31   #48
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Thanks for the info i will give it a shot 2moro, It's nice to have brandnew NOS headlights sitting in the garage for nearly 5 years it's now time to put them to good use on a really good car.
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Old 09-02-11, 21:34   #49
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over 2 1/2 years later....and I still don't get that comment lol
the comment = the light stole all the attention from the cooler.

Im guna do something like this my lights i cant even tell if they are on at night. and my high beam is terrible. going to get some brighter bolbs and give it a new reflector background.
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Old 04-03-11, 00:54   #50
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the comment = the light stole all the attention from the cooler.

Im guna do something like this my lights i cant even tell if they are on at night. and my high beam is terrible. going to get some brighter bolbs and give it a new reflector background.
ha, yeah im going to be investing in new bulbs soon too, when im on a well lit main road, i can't even see my lights on the road, XD
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