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Headlight bulbs

GrahamH
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Headlight bulbs

Post by GrahamH » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:26 pm

Hi all

Has anyone fitter better/brighter headlight bulbs to their consort?

Cheers

Graham

Marcel Renshaw
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Re: Headlight bulbs

Post by Marcel Renshaw » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:30 pm

I made a pair of bulb holders and fitted H4 halogen bulbs.
Much better.

GrahamH
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Re: Headlight bulbs

Post by GrahamH » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:29 pm

Thanks Marcel, I’m going to look at doing this, I’ll also need to get the reflectors re-silvered, anyone know the best place for this?

Cheers

Graham

Marcel Renshaw
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Re: Headlight bulbs

Post by Marcel Renshaw » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:20 pm

Have you tried cleaning your reflectors?
I did mine with Goddard silver polish.
They have managed 25 years.
They are tarnished now and will get another polish soon.

GrahamH
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Re: Headlight bulbs

Post by GrahamH » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:39 pm

I washed them out today and it made a small difference, I’ll try taking them apart and polishing see if that makes a difference, thanks👍🏻

Marcel Renshaw
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Re: Headlight bulbs

Post by Marcel Renshaw » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:32 pm

I managed to polish them through the bulb hole using a rag over my finger and then using cotton buds.

GrahamH
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Re: Headlight bulbs

Post by GrahamH » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:27 am

Mine are a bit too bad to polish, I tried on the edge but I think the silver had gone thin, will need to get them re-done methinks🤔

grahamemmett
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Re: Headlight bulbs

Post by grahamemmett » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:05 pm

Somewhere on here are details of a company who do resilvering. I’m sure Stan Thomas told me about it.
Try the search function.
Graham Emmett
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New Dexter
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Re: Headlight bulbs

Post by New Dexter » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:35 pm

There is a chap called Keith Ardley who re-silvers headlamp reflectors.

New Dexter
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Re: Headlight bulbs

Post by New Dexter » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:36 pm

Keith Ardley lives near Ely. 01353 778493

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