New to this forum having recently sold my XJ40 and purchased a 2009 XF 5lt N/A. I have searched the internet for hours and also checked with our local (Australia) and overseas specialists but am unable to find perspex headlight protectors for my car. Does anyone know where I could find some (if they exist) as I don’t relish the thought of having to buy new headlights if one is broken by a stone or something. The only ones I can find are film covers that only protect from being scratched. Any help would be much appreciated.
A foil will also provide protection as it cushions and spreads the impact. It will take care of little chips which would be the real problem if your roads are like that. The lens will be polycarbonate as well so it should be able to take quite a lot
Thanks for the reply David. I am aware that the lenses are polycarbonate and are pretty resilient, but I have seen them cracked badly by stones. I have resigned myself to the fact that I’ll just have to keep coating the lenses with UV protectant in conjunction with the film covers. That should keep the plastic soft/pliable enough to absorb most impacts. Thanks again.
Are those lenses bad?
I have a 19 year old Mercedes that wasn’t garaged for 6 years now. It has 180k km and the lenses are like new. Generally only the first and cheaper cars with plastic lenses seem to have had issues.
If those foils come with UV coating you don’t need to add anything else.
No, my lenses are still “soft” and pliable and in good condition. My car is now 14 years old and is garaged. The ones I have seen damaged and cracked were, as you say, on older cars. Will look for films with UV protection and if I can’t find any, I’ll just keep using UV protectant every year or two.