GOLFMK7
GOLFMK6
GOLFMKV
VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com



Go Back   VW GTI MKVI Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MKVI Forum / VW GTI Forum - Golfmk6.com > Technical Topics > Cosmetic Mods (interior & exterior modifications)


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-30-2015, 10:38 PM   #1
Epic GTI
Banned
 
Drives: MKVI GTI Autobahn-Shadow Blue
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Northridge,CA
Posts: 53
Send a message via Skype™ to Epic GTI
Replacement headlight lense

I put black tape (like eyelids) on my headlight to get a more aggressive front end but when I took the tape off, there were a bunch of cracks on my headlights. I'm guessing this is due to the sun. I don't want to have to buy a whole new set of lights so was wondering if anyone has any experiences with these lenses.

It says "glass" which is strange to me because OEM is plastic. Any thoughts?

http://www.smartmotorpro.com/index.p...e1415c02fe6adc
Epic GTI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2015, 09:29 AM   #2
ITSSTI
Autocross Newbie
 
Drives: 2011 GTI
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Canton Connecticut
Posts: 77
I had glass lenses on my MK4...probably one of the best things I did to that car for the $$.

Its labor intensive (not sure if mk6 is the same) to remove the headlights, bake in the oven, separate, install and re-bake.

The glass will never fade, you might get some rock chips, but clear laminate is an easy solution to that. I say yes
ITSSTI is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2015, 07:00 PM   #3
spiker369
Formula 3000 Champion
 
spiker369's Avatar
 
Drives: Pure White 2017 SE GTI
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: South East Florida (Weston)
Posts: 4,590
I believe someone purchased these and confirmed they are plastic.
__________________
MY JOURNAL THREAD "OEM PLUSH" BBS REFINISH BY HAND

Quote:
Originally Posted by feedingthesickness View Post
this car is lower than my self esteem
spiker369 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2015, 02:49 AM   #4
EJBGTIVI
Formula 2 Champion
 
EJBGTIVI's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 GTI
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: IL
Posts: 7,596
Quote:
Originally Posted by Epic GTI View Post
I put black tape (like eyelids) on my headlight to get a more aggressive front end but when I took the tape off, there were a bunch of cracks on my headlights. I'm guessing this is due to the sun. I don't want to have to buy a whole new set of lights so was wondering if anyone has any experiences with these lenses.

It says "glass" which is strange to me because OEM is plastic. Any thoughts?

http://www.smartmotorpro.com/index.p...e1415c02fe6adc
I'm pretty sure the OEM headlight lenses are not removable.
__________________
Forum Guru/Sticker Police

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vancity2Constantinople View Post
this forum just keeps getting more stupider each day.
R.I.P. Shuggie 2.19.2000 - 3.19.2016
EJBGTIVI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2015, 04:34 AM   #5
Rotaryknight
Formula 3000 Champion
 
Rotaryknight's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 GTi CSG
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: So Cal
Posts: 4,874
Quote:
Originally Posted by EJBGTIVI View Post
I'm pretty sure the OEM headlight lenses are not removable.
They are "removable"

This is actually a great find for me. Had my OEM BiXenons opened up and some modifications to them. Unfortunately the lenses were not in the best condition to begin with. Perfect, I can have them opened up again and swap lenses.



__________________
The F23T 401whp E85 commuter - Build Thread

My Feedback
Rotaryknight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2015, 07:05 AM   #6
valj
FIA World Rally Car Newbie
 
Drives: Golf 6 GTI DSG
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 402
subscribed
__________________
k04 REVO st3 98 oct file / Unitronic CAI with AEM filter / Ultimate Racing catless dp with custom 76 mm catback exhaust / Neuspeed TOP / Forge turbo discharge pipe / GFB DV+ / KONI Yellows with H&R springs / R8 coils / Iridiums / Whiteline engine mount insert / TT-RS lca bushings / R32 BBK with EBC turbogroove rotors and Ferodo DS Performance pads / R18 Detroits on Michelin PSS / Unitronic intercooler / ETON soundsystem with HELIX DSP
valj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2015, 07:18 AM   #7
Scootie
Autocross Champion
 
Drives: 2009 GTI DSG
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Sweden
Posts: 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rotaryknight View Post
They are "removable"

This is actually a great find for me. Had my OEM BiXenons opened up and some modifications to them. Unfortunately the lenses were not in the best condition to begin with. Perfect, I can have them opened up again and swap lenses.
The question everybody wants an answer to, how did you open yours?
Scootie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2015, 10:27 AM   #8
ITSSTI
Autocross Newbie
 
Drives: 2011 GTI
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Canton Connecticut
Posts: 77
I'm not at all worried about how to open them

I want to know what LED's you used Rotaryknight, and how they're attached etc. I had this same idea about 2 weeks ago. Can you provide info on that?
ITSSTI is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2015, 06:51 PM   #9
mk6'12gti
Formula 5000 Driver
 
Drives: 2012 4dr Black Gti
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 1,347
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scootie View Post
The question everybody wants an answer to, how did you open yours?
only way to open them is by cutting them open you cant oven bake these an pry them open.. you can oven bake them an open them if they were depo headlights but oems cant be they need to be cut opened
__________________
| Apr Ko4 v3.2 | Apr stage 2 Dsg | Do88 Ic | IE intake | Circuitwerks turboback | Ecs street shield | R8 coils | S3 style top | Spulen throttle pipe | BC coils | Uni dv relocate | 034 street density mounts | 034 pendulum mount | Hpa 75A puck | P3 Gauge | GFB Dv+ | Apr catch can | Osram headlights |
mk6'12gti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2015, 10:43 PM   #10
Epic GTI
Banned
 
Drives: MKVI GTI Autobahn-Shadow Blue
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Northridge,CA
Posts: 53
Send a message via Skype™ to Epic GTI
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rotaryknight View Post
They are "removable"

This is actually a great find for me. Had my OEM BiXenons opened up and some modifications to them. Unfortunately the lenses were not in the best condition to begin with. Perfect, I can have them opened up again and swap lenses.
Where did you get that done? I'm in SoCal too...
Epic GTI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2015, 11:36 PM   #11
Rotaryknight
Formula 3000 Champion
 
Rotaryknight's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 GTi CSG
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: So Cal
Posts: 4,874
Guy called EvilHeadlights he's on FB and IG

Mine were OEM BiXenons. He didn't have to cut them open. Just took him some time.
__________________
The F23T 401whp E85 commuter - Build Thread

My Feedback
Rotaryknight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2015, 02:23 AM   #12
jshay
Formula 5000 Champion
 
jshay's Avatar
 
Drives: GLI
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,680
And i'm sure he won't disclose how he did it because it's his trade secret.
jshay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2015, 12:31 AM   #13
Rotaryknight
Formula 3000 Champion
 
Rotaryknight's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 GTi CSG
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: So Cal
Posts: 4,874
Very true. Lights came out decent. I mean when you reseal always looks a little MacGuyver-ish but this wasn't bad at all
__________________
The F23T 401whp E85 commuter - Build Thread

My Feedback
Rotaryknight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2017, 08:23 PM   #14
jkdiver
Passed Driver's Ed
 
jkdiver's Avatar
 
Drives: VW MK6GTI
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: El Sobrante, Califionia
Posts: 9
Replacement lens - seek review

I'm attracted to this option because my lenses look like crap from gravel strikes but I'm reluctant to spend the $ for new headlights since it's a purely cosmetic issue.
I wish there was just one clear review of the removal/installation and end result though. I figure if this was worth doing I would see a little noise about it.

Last edited by jkdiver; 11-08-2017 at 08:31 PM.
jkdiver is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.