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faded indicator lens

Postby cococola » Sun May 26, 2019 9:05 pm

Just wonder if there is a way of refreshing the front indicator lenses on my Morris Minor as they are faded due to age.
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Re: faded indicator lens

Postby Sleeper » Sun May 26, 2019 9:46 pm

You can , or at least used to be able to buy , amber clear tint to re-"paint" the bulbs or lenses..

John :wink:

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Re: faded indicator lens

Postby philthehill » Sun May 26, 2019 10:11 pm

Just buy and fit amber bulbs which are available from 'e' bay.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-343-Ambe ... Swi7RZHCds


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Re: faded indicator lens

Postby mogbob » Mon May 27, 2019 3:41 pm

Sometimes you can improve on the light output from your existing set up by cleaning the plastic lenses.

I've used a stiff brush / old tooth brush and CIF ( or any household cleaner , there other brands available !) or toothpaste I've heard of people using as a mild abrasive.
Worth a go , even if you eventually decide to replace the bulbs.
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Re: faded indicator lens

Postby Biggles1957 » Thu May 30, 2019 9:46 am

Just cure the source of the problem and buy new lenses!! For goodness sakes they're not expensive in the scheme of things and by the time you've spent ages fiddling about you'll never get them to look right anyway! You have to be prepared to spend a tiny bit of money occasionally to keep these old vehicles going. So many members just don't want to spend a penny and yet the cost of keeping these on the road is positively peanuts compared to modern stuff.

I bet this will excite a few outraged remarks!

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Re: faded indicator lens

Postby KeithL » Thu May 30, 2019 9:53 am

Biggles1957 wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 9:46 am
Just cure the source of the problem and buy new lenses!! For goodness sakes they're not expensive in the scheme of things and by the time you've spent ages fiddling about you'll never get them to look right anyway! You have to be prepared to spend a tiny bit of money occasionally to keep these old vehicles going. So many members just don't want to spend a penny and yet the cost of keeping these on the road is positively peanuts compared to modern stuff.

I bet this will excite a few outraged remarks!
I agree absolutely with Biggles. I suspect that unwillingness to spend is one of the reasons the quality of MM spares is so poor.


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Re: faded indicator lens

Postby PoolGuy » Thu May 30, 2019 10:20 am

Biggles1957 wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 9:46 am
Just cure the source of the problem and buy new lenses!! For goodness sakes they're not expensive in the scheme of things and by the time you've spent ages fiddling about you'll never get them to look right anyway! You have to be prepared to spend a tiny bit of money occasionally to keep these old vehicles going. So many members just don't want to spend a penny and yet the cost of keeping these on the road is positively peanuts compared to modern stuff.

I bet this will excite a few outraged remarks!
I thoroughly agree.

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Re: faded indicator lens

Postby cococola » Thu May 30, 2019 9:48 pm

mogbob wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:41 pm
Sometimes you can improve on the light output from your existing set up by cleaning the plastic lenses.

I've used a stiff brush / old tooth brush and CIF ( or any household cleaner , there other brands available !) or toothpaste I've heard of people using as a mild abrasive.
Worth a go , even if you eventually decide to replace the bulbs.
Bob
Many thanks for your help Bob, I took the lenses off and toothbrush cleaned with cif and they are like new.
No point in replacing them when it is a case of cleaning with the right product, which was my original question. :roll:
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Re: faded indicator lens

Postby Biggles1957 » Fri May 31, 2019 9:30 am

Well you actually said they were faded - in which case any amount of cleaning isn't going to make them turn orange again! If you'd have said they were dirty then it's obvious that a good clean would do something....

Glad you're happy with them now though :D


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