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Helan29, that's a very old thread but welcome to the forum.
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|Helan29||Looking for Ducato 2009 headlamp protectors but can't find where any made in Australia . does anyone one have the brand name of Australian made protectors please.|
thanks for the LPG cap link Addie, a pair has been orderd.
i'm going to call the local dealer of the brackets,
Previous owner of my van put beam deflectors directly onto the headlights, long termed in Spain & didn't bother removing them. It took me 5 hours of scraping to get the things off, and it has scratched the surface (been considering using the gentle cutting compound that you can get for scratch removal on caravan habitation windows to try to get it out).
As others have said, the main point of these protectors is not to guard against stone chips etc, but that it makes it very easy to apply/remove beam deflectors. With today's crystal headlights, it ensures you have the patches in the right spot. And with the cost of beam deflectors nowadays, it doesn't take many trips to get your money back.
local gendarmes do look at English motors, so a more visible show of conforming with the approved protector and deflector will head them off.
I bought mine from here.
Originally Posted by inkey-2008
I think your experiences alone should be enough to reassure hesitant members that protectors may be considered a good investment.
I have never had damage to a headlamp on the van, but have had two smashed on cars, both due to stones falling off approaching lorries. (Plus a big stone lodged in the hole it made in the housing of the door mirror on the car - only a few months ago!)
P.S. Alicksuwd - my protectors were made in Australia. Do a bit of Googling to identify them, and you may find the manufacturers are more easily able to supply the bits than our local distributors. They may well send you a couple of clips without a problem.
Yes Zebedee if you put beam deflectors straight on to the polycarbonate len they craze it. I have found to my cost on a Transit.
I have have 4 head lamps over the years with holes and cracks due to stones etc, so I am in favour of the protectors much cheaper than a new headlamp assembly and the ease of nowing wear to put the deflectors.
(You do not need to remove the deflectors for an MOT.)
Originally Posted by Addie
Originally Posted by Addie
Last time I looked the headlamps were over £350 each . . . before fitting!
There is also the legal question of dazzling oncoming foreign motorists, and I would bet next month's pension that those who don't have the guide marks on their protectors are sticking their deflectors in the wrong place. (Stroppy Gendarmes enter the scenario here!)
The marked positions are nowhere near where you would expect them to be, but they are correct 'cos I have checked the beams against the garage door.
Hope this helps those who may be pondering?
|Fiffa||Try www.fourdrive.co.uk @ Holbeach Nr Spalding 01406540099 they are suppliers of headlight protectors|
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