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MG TD TF 1500 - Cleaning original headlamp reflectors
|I received the following from a fellow enthusiast who I have steered to this forum. Can anybody help him out? Bud|
|You have to be very carefull with the silvering. |
I have had good result with immersing the whole unit in hot water with normal washing up liquid and rinsing it a lot.
Resist the temptation to wipe it with any rough cloth because it scratches immediately.
After cleaning rinse repeatedly with clean water and dry with a hairdryer.
Apparently reflectors can be resilvered, but that will be costly?
|Willem vd Veer|
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I am in the midst ( year four of a three year project with many to go) of restoring my aunt's '50 TD.
So far there isn't anything that I haven't taken apart. Not always a good nor wise thing, but I don't know what I'm doing.
Recently, while waiting for the fuel tank sealer to dry, I took the headlamp cans off the shelf and started work on them. (making something shinny was more interesting than waiting for paint to dry.) As far as I can tell they are original and still have 60 years of dust and whatnot on the inside of the lens reflector unit. I would really like to keep the originals and am looking for some advice about cleaning them out.
Would you have any? Advice that is.
This thread was discussed on 15/11/2011
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