Reflection of headlights on nudgebar

Reflection of headlights on nudgebar

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Morningside

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23,846 posts

198 months

Friday 1st February 2008
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The headlights give a terrible back reflection when night driving so how do I stop it (apart from taking the nudgebar off)?

My temporary cure is to put that strange hot water pipe heat lagging stuff on it smile
But can you buy a wraparound cover or do you paint them black or install bonnet defectors or.....

Hooli

32,278 posts

169 months

Saturday 2nd February 2008
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mine where both black, never gave a problem.

wait till you have rooflights on a white truck & then worry about glare hehe

Morningside

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23,846 posts

198 months

Saturday 2nd February 2008
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Trouble is mine are chrome frown I have seen a couple of with what looks like green anorak material.

Roof lights scratchchin. Here lies my next major task. The previous owner has put them on there put not connected them up frown Now I could drill a hole in the roof (not really an option) or run it down the front pillar as most people do on TD5's but it has not got a plastic cover to hide them or buy a snorkel and hide them down the back but at over £250 it seems a bit steep.
Some times they run them down the door pillar but I think that looks unsightly - and the worry of shorting.
Still thats a job for the summer. !!!!AGGGHHHH!!!!!

Hooli

32,278 posts

169 months

Saturday 2nd February 2008
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just checked your profile to see you've got a shotgun, that explains the chrome - they all seem to be dont they? bit of black tape on the back of the bars? wont look great though i suspect.
ive not had a look closely at a shotgun, so this might be no use at all. on the earlier discos (i had a 200) you could lift the edge of the windscreen seal & run a couple of wires under there.

laser_jock99

371 posts

195 months

Tuesday 5th February 2008
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Black tape is still quite shiney esp when wet. I had heard of people puting a strip of the fluffy part of black, self adhesive velcro. You don't need much- a 2" strip in the exact focus spot will do. You need to do the job a night with an assistant though.

Morningside

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23,846 posts

198 months

Tuesday 5th February 2008
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I thought about painting it, but ... Fluffy velcro? Ohh, Never thought of that. Might give it a go Thanks.