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Old 20-02-19, 09:21 AM   #1
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No surprise, my reflectors are brown. Headlights themselves are OK, but a full unit might also be of interest!

If anyone has good spares please let me know, or if anyone has had them successfully re-coated I'd be grateful for the name of the firm that did them.
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Old 20-02-19, 02:11 PM   #2
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I got the reflector from "Urquatrorob" ?? on eBay a few years ago, they were re-silvered but ok.
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Old 20-02-19, 04:00 PM   #3
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Get them resilvered, will cost a couple of hundred quid or so.

There is probably no other option. Had a set done at dual-metallising. Very good service.
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Old 20-02-19, 09:55 PM   #4
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I got the reflector from "Urquattrorob" ?? on eBay a few years ago, they were re-silvered but ok.
I got 2 refurbished outer reflectors for my Ur from Rob (Urquattrorob). He took mine old ones as part-ex.
Very pleased with them and well under 200 !

Good turnaround time too as I had spare reflectors to send him.
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Old 12-12-19, 10:07 AM   #5
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I'm taking my reflectors to be done just before Christmas, will get them back around 10 January (the firm closes down over the holidays). A normal turnaround time would be a week at the platers from drop off to collection.

Anyone want to get some done with me? Cost should come down if there are more to do at once.

The reflectors have to be provided "clean", as their preparation work does not include (for example) removing glued on pieces of tin foil. If there are bumps/pitting, they can still be re-silvered but the finish will (clearly!)not be as mirror smooth. Shouldn't make a difference to the light output on the ur anyway.

I'm expecting cost to be around 45 if its just me having one reflector done. If there are more that should come down a bit. Cost will be plus postage, or can be dropped off/collected from me in Watford or Uxbridge. I expect to be taking 5 at the moment.

More info to follow when I know more, so i'm just gauging interest for now.
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Old 12-12-19, 11:40 AM   #6
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I've been quoted 75-100 per pair of reflectors, so 150-200 for both headlights. Would grouping together make it cheaper than this? Thanks
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Old 12-12-19, 01:07 PM   #7
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150 for all four sounds very good value-I doubt i could get it done for less than that, but I'll let you know.
200 for four is more than I am expecting. 150-200 is pretty much the range for this action I'd say.
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