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The covers from black dragon are only 49.95 they look similar to the msa ones. Does anyone know if they're the same? I would be in for a group buy ,but my buy it now finger is already shaking!

 

My guess is they are the same. Many parts are from the same manufacturers.

 

Davy

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I'm not so worried about the scratching and or cracking that would be caused by very long term use. My main concern is the day to day moisture intrapment. Do these easly collect condensation and or fog up? Because THAT is something i cannot live with. I have had my MSA headlight covers in my closet for like 2 years, waiting for my body to be restored and the day has finaly come. My Z is painted and ready. But NOW I CANT FIND MY MOUNTING HARDWARE!! UGH! BuZy can you help me??

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I'm not so worried about the scratching and or cracking that would be caused by very long term use. My main concern is the day to day moisture intrapment. Do these easly collect condensation and or fog up? Because THAT is something i cannot live with. I have had my MSA headlight covers in my closet for like 2 years, waiting for my body to be restored and the day has finaly come. My Z is painted and ready. But NOW I CANT FIND MY MOUNTING HARDWARE!! UGH! BuZy can you help me??

 

John, Did find or get your hardware kit?

 

Brian

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Welp, I tried Emailing and that didnt work. So i called them, I think it was Wednesday of last week and spoke with Phil. He took my credit and shipping info and said it would only be $5+ shipping. But my credit card has still not yet been charged and still no hardware in the mail yet. :cry: I'm going to call them tomorrow if i still dont have anything. -Thanks a lot for the follow up though!

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I just have something to ad. it might be common sense but I just re installed mine with screws and found this tip. On a couple of the brackets the hole was a bit off so I bent the tab with the hole on it to line it up rather then moving the entire bracket. I couldn't really do this last time because I just used the tape and it kind would pull it off.

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hey mates , got a question. are the covers the same for Z and ZX ?

 

thanks

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The best method I have found for installing the headlight covers with the three aluminum brackets and sticky tape is as follows: This is a "LEAVE NO TRACE BEHIND" method. No drilling, no paint damage, and no slow peeling of the brackets over time, like you get with the foam tape in the kits.

 

1 Throw away the sticky tape or stick it to your forehead.

2 Get some clear paint protection film. 3M stuff ( http://www.xpel.com)

3 Cut 2"x 1" pieces if the protection film and stick them to the headlight bucket exactly where the brackets will mount.

4 Line up each bracket EXACTLY where it will need to go and mark the location on the film, lightly, with a pencil.

5 Get some CA adhesive, modelers version of crazy glue. SPRAY-ON-CA-Kicker helps to set the glue up instantly.

6 Clean the brackets and the film on the car with alcohol. Brush the base of the bracket with the CA glue and place it on the marks, hold it until the glue sets. Or spray it with the Kicker for instant set.

 

DO NOT GET CA GLUE OR ITS FUMES NEAR YOUR PAINT, CLEAR COVERS, OR ON YOUR FINGERS. BE NEAT AND VERY CAREFUL. MASK OFF AROUND THE MOUNT POINTS FOR SAFETY FROM RUNAWAY GLUE.

 

Done.

 

The glue holds the brackets to the film really well, the film holds to the paint really well. If you ever need to remove the brackets, just peel off the film and there is no trace left on the paint. You can grind the CA glue off the brackets after you peel them off the car, if you need to re-position them or reuse them later. They are on ROCK SOLID...it's so good, I should patent the method! :wink:

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