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What's best repair for small (beebee?) hole in headlight lense?

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What's best repair for small (beebee?) hole in headlight lense?

Post by JimBee » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:56 am

Parking on the alley has its advantages, as in no close front/rear parking hits or scrapes from curb parking.

Unfortunately, vandalism can be a problem. I've been pretty lucky, though have had a couple of windshields taken out, which were fully insured.

Now, though, my dear '93 850 has a small hole in the d.s. headlight lense. The glass isn't otherwise spider webbed, but moisture will get into the bucket. I called the Safelite auto glass shop and a tech told me that epoxy might work but he couldn't guarantee that it would hold.

Has anybody tried that or another remedy?



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Re: What's best repair for small (beebee?) hole in headlight lense?

Post by BEJinFbk » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:39 am

A small cirle of heavy, clear packing
tape until you get your new lens.
Then cover them with 3M Xpel.

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Re: What's best repair for small (beebee?) hole in headlight lense?

Post by JimBee » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:00 pm

There is a new lens (maybe) available, shows on computer inventory but vendor not sure if it can be found. If so, $90, but it would be new. Plus shipping, ouch. I paid $90.00 for a whole 5 speed transmission for that car (okay, that was 2008, but still). Now, getting it ready for winter again; last year was great. That low first gear with good tires crawls through the snow amazingly well.

Thanks for the tape idea, done. A closer look reveals the hole might not go all the way through the glass. Just in case, the tape will seal it.



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Re: What's best repair for small (beebee?) hole in headlight lense?

Post by crlande » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:34 pm

Super glue, clear nail polish, or windshield repair kit.



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Re: What's best repair for small (beebee?) hole in headlight lense?

Post by scot850 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:53 am

I believe 850 OE lenses are long on the NLA list but may be available aftermarket. Was 93/4 year different to later 95-97 lenses? If they are all the same I may have some somewhere in the garage. Not sure if they are aftermarket or OE. I pulled some a few years back knowing they were getting hard to find when I worked on an 850 for my brother. They may have some small pitting (haven't looked at them closely in a long time).

Also hearing it is getting harder to find OE lenses for P80 V/S 70's also.

Neil.


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Re: What's best repair for small (beebee?) hole in headlight lense?

Post by gmh » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:52 am

Here's an option. Aftermarket from the guys in Bensenville,IL that sell the much discussed Estonian made heater core.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/HEADLIGHT-LENS ... 0026!US!-1


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Re: What's best repair for small (beebee?) hole in headlight lense?

Post by erikv11 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:11 pm

Correct - it's not just an 850 lens, but a 93-94 lens.


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