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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-01-2014, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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07 headlight covers

I have professionally tinted 2007 exige headlight covers but would like to swap for stock clear ones if anyone is interested
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-06-2014, 05:59 PM
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maybe i'm wrong here, but my understanding is that the 07 ones dont just come off like covers as the 05/06 ones do. I think they are sealed, and you'd have to break the seal/glue...I think. How were these tinted? Is it a film?

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i'm pretty sure the '05s have to have their glue seams cut as well. There is a pretty cool procedure involving a bench vise holding a utility knife blade...in one of the "headlight buffing the cover/restoration" threads. You hold the headlight assembly in your hands and drag the headlight cover seam over the blade. Works very well i hear.

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I know my '06 lenses were only held in with fasteners...no adhesive.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-10-2014, 04:12 PM
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Your headlights are from a 2005-2006 Elise because they are not the sealed type.
You have the cover-type. The lids are not interchangeable from 2005-2006 to the 2007+ headlights.


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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-31-2014, 08:02 AM
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If you want to sell the headlights completely let me know.
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