458 cracked headlight lens

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by RT777, Aug 9, 2020.

  1. RT777

    RT777 Rookie

    Apr 23, 2020
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    Roy T
    Hello guys, does anyone know if there is a way to replace the lens only on a 458 headlight? There is a fine crack on mine that I would like to somehow repair instead of having to replace the entire headlight for $2,000+

    Any ideas?

  2. RayJohns

    RayJohns F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    May 21, 2006
    West Coast
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    Ray Johns
    Do you have a photo of the crack? You'd be surprised how well Super Glue works sometimes, although you have to be careful. They also make products to repair cracks in glass, which might be something to consider. I'm actually about to use one I just purchased to repair a crack in the windshield of my truck.

    There are many good quality two part products on the market for repairing stuff. You just have to do your research.

    As far as removing the lens, I seem to remember on the 360 forum people had come up with a way to open the headlights to clean them. Have you searched over there to see if you can find anything?

  3. gilly6993

    gilly6993 Formula 3

    Aug 20, 2009
    Longmeadow, MA
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    A fine crack should be able to be repaired.....there is likely a specific product out there....I would check with a local body shop or a windshield repair shop....
  4. MalibuGuy

    MalibuGuy F1 Rookie

    Sep 18, 2007
    Malibu, CA
    Maybe ask your local certified service center. They may know a specialist with experience handling this. Obviously one wouldn’t want to make matters worse with messy glue spots which will be permenant. In the meantime how about some clear tape to keep the inside of the lamp dry.
  5. KC360 FL

    KC360 FL Formula 3
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    Jun 20, 2017
    Melbourne Florida
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    Be careful of super glue. It almost always clouds the area repaired when used on clear plastics. Not at first, but days later. I've found this to be true on Lexan.

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