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    Lightbulb Any tips on cleaning behind headlamp protectors?

    Anyone got any recommendations on how to clean behind/between headlamp protectors and the headlamp?

    I've tried pressure washers, but the curve of the h/l protector means the surface of the real h/l never gets cleaned - and the airflow has dragged a lot of salt/muck etc across in front of the lamps from the bottom inner corners (facelift, Vxl 'Protection Pack' protectors)

    IMO it needs a bit of physical scrubbing - I once saw a flat flexible chamois thing, like a 12" ruler in a cover (IIRC was in the Betterware catalogue) but twas too thick to fit. Short of popping the top screw and pulling the covers forward (risks cracking the bottom clips, esp as worst of muck is down near them), anyone got any tips for cleaning between h/l and protector?

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    have you tryed a large hacksaw blade with soft cloth/fabric stuck to it with spray adhesive? only an idea mate

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    Detoothed first - Knowing my luck, I scratch everything to bu99ery using a full-fat hacksaw blade, even with a cloth covering!

    Thing abt the facelift covers is the double-curve design -pre f/l are flatter across the front. I'd use a homespun 12"ruler with chamois cover, but the f/l lamps are a bit big! It's not just muck - getting leaves, pine needles and stuff like ash/sycamore seeds out is also a pain.

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    Just take them off. Not difficult and a simple fitment.

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    Yea just take them off. I used to have them on when I had my pre-facelift, and I just took them off when I washed the car
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    Sorry but it's not April 1st yet is it? Take them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GARY3306 View Post
    Yea just take them off. I used to have them on when I had my pre-facelift, and I just took them off when I washed the car
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeoB View Post
    Just take them off. Not difficult and a simple fitment.
    thats the one m8

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    Until I copped a truck part in the OS h/l yesterday, I didn't realise how 'loosely' they were fitted - although it looks like the bottom clips go behind the top of the bumper edge - was led to believe they needed the bumper dropping to fit, so thought that a bit extreme for washing...

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