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Does it work?
Can you notice it?
Does it look ugly?
Does it interfer with the headlights?
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I have a thinner version of that on my ride. It is not noticeable and doesn't interfere with the headlights.

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Never used it. Is there a big problem with headlight covers getting damaged?

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Looks like aftermarket crap to me

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Just went out and checked my '97 Accord headlight covers and guess what?
They are all pitted! Ye no not of what thye speak!

Everybody has an opinion, just don't confuse yours with the facts.

BTW, no one here wastes any of their hard earned money on after market BMW crap.

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over time that stuff gets yellowed. I guess it all depends on how long you plan to keep the car or replace the headlights later on. 3M has that clear film coating that masks the front of your car. You can use that on the lenses. That stuff typically doesnt yellow and even if it did it would be hard to tell because it's so thin.

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there's some new stuff out that is guaranteed not to yellow. I have that on the front of my ride.

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you've got a 50k mile warranty that covers wear and tear. I wouldn't want it over my xenons...just my opinion n

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the 50k warranty doesn't cover 'normal' wear and tear.

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Agreed, I dont know what the heck happened to my post on here after the server meltdown, but I mentioned that its really only worth it on certain vehicles, the E46 headlight covers seem to be very resilient to outside wear and tear, while my friends Accord, and myold STS had horrible headlight pitting and yellowing. I have not seen a late model E46 with bad headlight covers though, and id rather get the same stuff that goes over the front hood metal to protect it from rock pits and eventual rust, thats where this stuff is really useful.

Obviously, ever analogy breaks down somewhere, and if you drive 500 miles a week on the open highway, you might consider the headlight option too.

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I have a similar type of material applied to my motorcycle (BMW R1100RS) headlight to protect it. It is a glass lens and is worth about $300 to replace. It does yellow after a few years, but I just re-apply it when it does. It comes as a rectangular sheet which I cut to the approximate size, then trim to fit exactly after it is stuck in place. The cost is about $20.

The lenses on our 325i appear to be lexan or some other type of plastic. I figure they will be a little more shatter resistant, and thus, I don't plan on applying any sort of extra protection for them.
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My point is that there is no downside to putting on your lenses.
Whether one considers it a waste of money or not is a judgement call.

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The headlight lenses on my e46 are severely pitted and no they are not usually covered by the warranty. Cost to replace $45 ea (Dealer quote, parts only). Am looking into using the 3m product on the new covers.
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There you go.

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