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Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:14 PM

steveb, on Feb 8 2008, 04:42 AM, said:

My cmc 250 gt lights were foggy when i bought it new.


:WTF so were mine and where i bought it they said they all were like that :dizzy

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#27 OFFLINE   fvtalon



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Posted 22 August 2008 - 11:55 PM

FerrariDiecastClub, on Aug 22 2008, 03:39 PM, said:

Is the haze on the outer part or inner part of the lamp?
Or all over it?


It's on the inside of the lens, hence having to pull the lens off to clean it.  When you take the lens off just the lens itself will come off and it's only a thin convex piece of plastic, a lot like a miniature hard contact lens.   Like I said mine just pushed back into place and fit nice and snug.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 02:22 PM

To add a little confusion to the topic, my 250GT came with headlight lenses mounted on center posts. Most of the ones that I have seen pictures of did not have these mounting posts. BTW, I bought mine from a reputable diecast supplier, not from some Ebay seller from China.
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Posted 20 February 2017 - 07:03 AM

Hi guys. Like many collectors I had this same problem ...

1:18 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Passo Corto/SWB is an impressive model. Unfortunately this "headlights turn foggy" problem is a known one.

CMC released very sophisticated instructions how to solve this issue. It looks like this:

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This was OK when they were sending spare lights ... but after they run out, it was no longer possible to exchange lenses.

This is how my model looked:

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Luckily I found this old thread and I did same as fvtalon suggested. I used tape and pulled lenses out. One lens was harder to pull out, so I had to use different (stonger) tape. But I had no problems.

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Once out, I cleaned them with microfibre cloth.


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I put lenses back. Same as fvtalon, I didn't need to glue them back in because they fit nice.

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Looks much better now. Thanks for DX knowledge database. :occasion14:

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 08:26 AM

Wow, great job and looked easy to do with the tape!

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:02 AM

I've just done mine and it really was as easy as it sounds. One popped off with Tamiya tape, the other needed a stronger double sided tape (it had a bit mode flash around the edge of the lens)
I used a bit of car Autoglym polish on a soft cloth and polished both sides of the lens.
I then used a bit of Microsol Krystal Clear water based clear glue as I didn't want the risk of one falling off one day. Once dried you can't see it's there.

Just make sure you glue the lens with the fine ridges vertical when you put it back on!

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