Friday, 8 May 2015

My First 'Blat'tle Scar

On a recent trip to France I picked up my first 'blat'tle scar - a cracked headlight lens...  
My first 'blat'tle scar - cracked headlight glass
My first 'blat'tle scar - cracked headlight glass
Normally a cracked headlight isn't too much of a big deal to fix, but as they're the carbon headlights by Westermann Motorsport the glass is bonded into the headlight bezel with black silicone.  Having said that it was still pretty easy to repair.  I removed the headlight bezel, carefully cut the silicone out which was holding the glass in, removed the broken glass unit, ordered a new headlight glass unit from Caterham Parts, aligned and refitted the new glass and then using black silicone bonded it back into place.

New headlight glass bonded into carbon headlight bezel
New headlight glass bonded into carbon headlight bezel
With the new glass bonded into the headlight bezel, I left the silicone for 24 hours to dry and refitted the bulbs and screwed the headlight into place - job done.

New headlight glass fitted - carbon headlight now like new
New headlight glass fitted - carbon headlight now like new

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