On Sun, 16 Jan 2005 00:15:45 -0600, "Kirby \"Does it Hurt?\" Black"
all parts are disposable...some have a longer life than others.
When you buy some of thiese things your view changes a little.
IF you want my "big picture opinion", then Yes I'm of the opinion that
the lens should have a longer life.
For OEM Remanufactured replacement lamps give RPW Headlamps a call. You
will get OEM lamps that look and fit like new because they are Original
Equipment lights that have been refurbished.
Call 1-800-336-4028 and ask them for the price of the lights you need. Much
cheaper than Aftermarket and dealer prices.
"Buck Permenter" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
"Yellowed" clear polycarbonate (Lexan) plastic for auto/truck headlight
covers is almost "unbreakable", unlike other clear plastics, but it yellows
with exposure to ultra violate radiation. Acrylic (Plexiglas) doesn't
yellow much at all, but will break much easier than polycarbonate.
Additives and coatings are applied to help retard this but will not last for
ever. Steel rusts, aluminum oxidizes, paints fade and oxidize, plastics
fade, oxidize and turn yellow/brown. It cannot completely be stopped,
especially with a clear plastic. You have to go back to glass to stop the
fade but then we couldn't have all the cool styling of today's polycarbonate
lenses. Also, the glass would weigh more and break easier. So, if you want
a non yellowing, inexpensive headlight, you'll have to go back in time. I
don't have the yellowing problem with my '70 Blazer! :-)
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