[DML] Faded tail turn signal lens
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[DML] Faded tail turn signal lens

I may take heat from the purist DMC crowd, but here goes:

Many D's have this problem:  One taillight lens has the original orange
section for the turn signal on one side and the other is faded, almost as
clear as the backup lens.  I'm told that Delorean used two different vendors
to supply their lenses and one used a dye that didn't bond as well with the
plexi-plastic lens, allowing it to fade, over time.

For the most part, replacing the lens with a (now about $125.00) expensive
NOS or good one from a wrecked car was the only choice.  I figured that
since my car is not a garage trophy and will never need to be a perfect as a
concourse show vehicle, I should look for a way to save and use the
otherwise perfect lens.

At a local (chain) crafts store named "Michael's" I bought a transparent
paint that's painted on glass panes to produce a looks-like stained glass.
I didn't find "orange" but a rose-red and yellow combined to make a really
close orange which I painted on the inside of the lens.  It takes 10-20
hours to fully dry and took three coats to get a density that approximates
the original, but at a savings of $115 and an outward appearance that's very
near original, I'm very happy with it and I've saved using up the dwindling
supplies of replacement parts.

Just a suggestion!

Craig Werner


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