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#201 of 763 Re: Fog Light Lens Issue and calling 800 # [mikejl]
Nov 16, 2005 (6:35 pm)
I will be bringing my B9 in to have the cracked lens looked at for possible in warranty replacement. Will post the results.
I have ordered a set of 3M head light & Fog light protectors from: www.drivingcomfort.com
Set of four custom cut shields
1402 Xpel Headlight Protection, Headlamp and Fog Lamp Kit, for a 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca
Will ship from manufacturer within 2 to 3 weeks
$44.95 shipping is $4.95
At $80 bucks a pop for one fog light lens this is a no brainer.
They also have upper and lower clear bras at 165.00 each.
#202 of 763 Re: Fog Light Lens Issue and calling 800 # [subienewbie2]
Nov 17, 2005 (5:20 am)
be curious to know how it looks. can you take photos once you get the 3m protective film on..
also let us know if you get the fog lights covered under warranty
#203 of 763 Re: Fog Light Lens Issue and calling 800 # [cluelesspa]
Nov 17, 2005 (5:27 am)
Hmm... I have the 3m film on my other car. You can't see it once its on. There is an 'edge' around the light where the film ends and you can't see it unless u really look for it.
#204 of 763 Re: Fog Light Lens Issue and calling 800 # [megreyhair]
Nov 17, 2005 (6:48 am)
but the headlights are a complex shape so I am wondering how well they fit over that form. also can you remove and replace easily with the adhesive used to mount the 3m film?
#205 of 763 Re: Fog Light Lens Issue and calling 800 # [cluelesspa]
Nov 17, 2005 (7:17 am)
You can remove it but I don't think you can reuse it.
The film for headlight is a 40 mil plastic, which is pretty thick but flexible. It should fit nicely since it become soft when heated with a heat gun or hair dryer.
The adhesive is on the back of the film, with a peel off backing. There are 2 installation method, a dry and a wet. I recommed the wet as it is more forgiving. You can peel the film off the headlight and redo it as many times as you want as long as the alcohol/water solution is not dry up behind the film.
The dry method is just a stick on solution. So if you screw up the first time, you are screwed.
The film is great. But I do notice some bubble between the film and headlight after about 3 years. Not too noticeable unless you really look at it.
#206 of 763 Re: Seat rattle [ateixeira]
Nov 17, 2005 (7:53 am)
Just an FYI, The rattle is still gone, however the part has yet to be replaced. Per the service dept, its still has yet to come in. Its been approx 3-4 weeks. Not a big deal, however I would like it resolved.
#207 of 763 Re: Luggage/ cargo compartment cover [marilynw]
Nov 17, 2005 (7:59 am)
I would agree, My wife has a 98 Outback, and the Luggage/Cargo cover is far superior.
I was using mine, however it is flimsy and not user friendly, so its in the cargo bin for now.
Do you have the e-mail for SOA?
#208 of 763 Re: Luggage/ cargo compartment cover [harvpt]
Nov 17, 2005 (8:15 am)
Just call, 800-SUBARU3.
#209 of 763 Re: Luggage/ cargo compartment cover [harvpt]
Nov 17, 2005 (1:10 pm)
To email Subaru of America, just go to Subaru.com and click the contact us link. Good luck. Let me know if you get a reply.
#210 of 763 Re: Fog Light Lens Issue and calling 800 # [subienewbie2]
Nov 18, 2005 (4:58 am)
I went on line to www.xpel.com and found out there is a local certified installer in my town
Looking at the website it shows the headlight and foglight install is a ***** (5 star difficulty) the hardest of their rating. The local rep quoted me $120 installed so for $80 I think I am going to avoid the risk of screwing it up.
Also they are a premium installer so I guess they have the computer to custom cut the stuff so I dont need to wait for xpel to ship the protection kit to them.
I am curious if it will still crack. I dont think its a chipping problem but the lens material on the foglights are not strong enough. so I wonder if the 3M film will stop the chips but the force will still cause the fog lens to crack