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mgilorma 10-09-2012 02:33 PM

Aftermarket headlights - 04 wrx
I've been searching around and really can't find much besides the dashz headlight replacements for an 04. Does anybody have these installed?

My factory lenses are badly faded and will either be replacing them or going aftermarket. I think the dashz headlights are actually less expensive than stock replacements.

rex2002 10-09-2012 02:35 PM

most people will tell you not to buy on ebay,but i bought new headlights on ebay for pretty cheap and they turned out great.. have you checked ebay already ?

BLAZE2099 10-09-2012 03:21 PM

Get Meguires plastic-X and restore them back to new.
Someone will chime in and back me on this, as that is what I did to one of our guys cars at a meet last month.

brfatal 10-09-2012 03:37 PM

Stay away from those headlights. See if you can find used if you don't want to spend the full amount on new ones.

I don't like headlight restoration kits because once you remove the factory UV coating they never last very long again before they yellow up.

Vew 10-17-2012 03:24 PM

The problem is once the fading sets in, the UV protection is pretty much toast in the first place. You're forever stuck maintaining them by buffing and/or something like PlastX. Better option than aftermarket headlights IMO.

09bluewrx 10-17-2012 09:28 PM

Look into Presta's headlight restoration. Gauranteed for like 5-7 years! This stuff works wonders. U sand the old UV coating off, buff them. Then reapply a clear uv coating. Probably only find it at a body shop supply store though (thats where i got my kit)

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BLAZE2099 10-18-2012 03:34 AM

^ pic please of up close restored headlights.
How long have you had it done? Because of how anal I am, I rebuff my JDM's every six months or so. I'm pretty sure the guys on here that saw my car in person would agree there in very nice visual condition.

09bluewrx 10-18-2012 09:13 PM

I work in a trucking companys body shop. Ill snap some pocs tomorrow of some ive done. This shits awesome tho. I was skeptical til a rep came and did a demo of it. The uv coating on headlights are like the same shit thats on carbon hoods! Complete garbage. Imo.

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09bluewrx 10-18-2012 09:14 PM

I swear by Presta's buffing compound system too! Btw

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mgilorma 10-22-2012 05:27 PM

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I ended up using the Meguirers restoration kit, unfortunately I forgot to take a before pic. I'm happy with how they look now, we'll see how long they last.

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BLAZE2099 10-22-2012 05:34 PM

6-9 months than another five minutes of your time, than another 6-9 months.
From what I've experienced. But that's just because I'm anal, for the average person, a year or better I'm thinking.

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