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Old 11-02-2011, 02:29 PM   #1
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So I have DDM 55w HIDs in my ebay projectors. They're kind of peeling across the front of the lenses and I think it's due to the heat of the 55ws. Anyone have any kind of remedy??


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What do you mean peeling? Is it melting?
I only got 35ws in my housings and mine are the stock housings. But in my BMW I got the DDM 55ws and they are ok
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This has been mentioned in another thread at some point. The Eagle Eyes projectors have some sort of film over the outer lens, which appears to peel/flake off with time. Back when I was using my 35w kit I started to notice the peeling as well (I haven't even had the headlights on the car for a year). At first I thought it was from when I waxed the headlights, but then I realized it was peeling even in areas that I didn't wax.

Is it a sign that something bad will happen? Not sure...but it sounds like a good reason to put some lens sealant on there!
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Phokus, if I remember this weekend I can show you the peeling/flaking on my set of projectors.
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Not melting, more like just an outer coating on the plastic is flaking. I'll try and get some pics in daylight tomorrow. The light shines through without any warp and the lenses aren't misshapen. Just an odd flaking lol
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There is a very VERY fine clear film over the headlight, they come off with time, sunlight, heat, moisture, Cthulhu, and other normal things you run into on a daily basis.
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There is a very VERY fine clear film over the headlight, they come off with time, sunlight, heat, moisture, Cthulhu, and other normal things you run into on a daily basis.
Cthulhu: the most dangerous of all the elements.
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is it on the outside of the lense or inside? if the outside then maybe you could help speed the process up to a finish and use some sort of cleaner or wetsand it off to a clear finish. the other option might be to pull the lense off and replace with one from a factory headlight (junkyard or car parting out maybe).
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I'll remember to take a peek
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