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Old 02-04-2020, 10:26 AM   #1
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These headlight covers fit all 1999-2001 Porsche 911 (996 Mk1) models (excluding Turbo) and 1996-2004 Porsche Boxster (986) models. The covers will convert your car's headlights to a classic round Porsche headlight look and are made of high quality polyurethane (the same material as car bumpers) that is impact and temperature resistant. This all-original design was created working with an automotive industry 3D designer referencing a 3D scan of the original headlight to ensure optimal fitment. There is no comparison with cheap, fiberglass covers on the market.

The covers come as unpainted black polyurethane, prepped for painting, and can be adhered with 3m double sided tape or silicon adhesive. It is recommended to put a headlight protective film (e.g., Xpel) over the headlights before adhering the covers to ensure easy removal with minimal tape/glue residue.

Please note the covers will cover over the fog lights, however the turn signals remain visible through the oval cutout. The turn signal cutout can be covered over with optional turn signal cutout plug (sold separately). For cars with headlight washer nozzles in the corners, the washers will need to be popped out and removed before installation and the covers will cover over the hole completely.















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Old 02-14-2020, 06:41 AM   #2
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These covers are very high quality, nicely made and look great. One thing that has to be addressed is where the cover meets the edge of the headlight, it is cut too short, see pic. On a black or certain colors you could run a colored tape stripe along that edge and it would cover it. No such luck finding a tape stripe for guards red. Also you should have a option of a set with no turn signal hole. The plug in the hole idea is not the best. I had to return mine.
Just an opinion, trying to be helpful.


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The best solution would be to size them a little big bigger, so that everyone can grind/sand them down to their liking. And those could outs should be just cut out markings (blinker/fog light/washer).
But for now, I think they look great and wrap will do the work as a cover up.
As I said before, it seems that the factory gaps were the reason for the wrap work around (just a guess). And there are A LOT of wrap colors choices on the market.
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The best solution would be to size them a little big bigger, so that everyone can grind/sand them down to their liking. And those could outs should be just cut out markings (blinker/fog light/washer).
But for now, I think they look great and wrap will do the work as a cover up.
As I said before, it seems that the factory gaps were the reason for the wrap work around (just a guess). And there are A LOT of wrap colors choices on the market.
I agree but for the amount of time the producer has put into these, working on since 2017, and the price $400+, you shouldnt have to do anything but paint them.
Over the last several years I've tried six different shades of several diff wrap manufacturers for my own projects and have not found a match. I even ordered custom made to color wrap, very expensive, didn't match so if someone finds a color match for guards red let me know. I'd gladly buy some. 😁
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Thanks for the info - we'll mention this to the producer.
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Old 02-19-2020, 05:09 PM   #6
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Old 02-20-2020, 04:59 AM   #7
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So, Dmitry, does this mean that the anomaly has been corrected? Or, do we still need to fudge with tape or whatever else to correct the design error? Thank you.

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