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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2007, 5:50 pm Thread Starter
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Black paint/coating on headlight perimeter

Does anyone have any experience renewing the black coating around the perimeter of a K12 headlight lens? I have a spot about 2"wide at the top of the lens where the coating has come off and have yet to discover a recipe that touches up this coating that adheres to the glass.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2007, 8:17 pm
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While I'm not 100% positive, I'm pretty sure it's plastic, not glass. Just mentioning it because what will adhere to one may not adhere to the other, and you may be looking at the wrong paint.



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Glass or Plastic

I'm pretty sure the lens is glass, not plastic - I base this on the facts that I never seem to get any scratches on the lens (glass is much harder than plastic), and BMW gets many, many $ for a replacement K12GT headlight (about $400).

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