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Clear Lens Conversion & Lens Swap

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Our Clear Lens Conversion service have come a long way and has never been as simple as just "swapping" aftermarket lenses with OEM headlight cores. Each model headlight is different from the other. They all vary in shape and size, which dictates the method of reproducing them as clear lenses.

 

Since plastic headlights are prone to aging and weather damage, some headlight lenses are available for our Lens Swap service. This is a cost effective way of addressing lens issues if you do not wish to replace the entire headlight assembly.

 

All services will come standard with our Permanent Protection service.

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Injection Molding

This is the most common way of manufacturing polycarbonate lenses. This method is also the most expensive and would require heavy machinery from a factory. Headlights with intricate shapes are only possible through this method. Due to costing, high interest and demand is required to produce something that is not available in the market.

 

  • 1992-2000 Lexus SC300/SC400 Low Beams - $956.87

  • 1992-2000 Lexus SC300/SC400 High Beams - $380.07

  • 1999-2003 Lexus RX300 - $523.05

  • 2004-2009 Lexus RX300/RX330/RX350 - $606.44

  • 2010-2015 Lexus RX350/450h - $578.12

  • 2011-2017 Lexus CT200h - $593.14

  • 2007-2012 Lexus ES350 - $524.90

  • 2013-2018 Lexus ES300h/ES350 - $697.52

  • 2006-2011 Lexus GS300/GS350/GS430/GS450h/GS460 - $591.22

  • 2013-2015 Lexus GS350/GS450h - $628.18

  • 2003-2009 Lexus GX470 - $718.28

  • 2006-2013 Lexus IS250/IS350/ISF - $718.28

  • 2014-2015 Lexus IS250/IS350 - $719.70

  • 2006-2011 Lexus GS300/GS350/GS450h/GS460 - $647.87

  • 2001-2006 Lexus LS430 - $780.47

  • 2007-2011 LS460 - $1022.40

  • 2012-2017 LS460/LS460L/LS600h - $1081.05

  • 2007-2011 LX570 - $711.42

  • 2012-2019 Lexus LX570 - $619

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Vacuum Molding

$658.17

This is the manual way of fabricating lenses and is only possible on simple shaped lenses. Mainly, bucket or cube shaped lenses, wherein you can pull out the material from a mold in a single direction. Creating new lenses requires a sacrificial set to make a mold. The mold needs to be sculpted a bit bigger than the OEM lenses' dimensions to make up for the thickness of the glass lenses. The mold is then placed on top of a vacuum table, while a thermoplastic sheet, like an acrylic, is heated to the point that it becomes pliable enough. It is then quickly placed on top of the mold and the vacuum machine turned on to contract the sheet perfect to the shape of the mold. After it has cooled down, it is then cut to the correct dimensions.

 

Due to the shape of these types of headlights, the lenses usually have a flange wherein a metal clip is placed to keep the front lens and back casing together through the hottest summer days when the butyl glue softens and is not enough to hold the parts shut. To recreate this part, we manually cut a strip of the same plastic sheet to weld it on permanently. This part also contributes to the structural strength of the less brittle plastic lenses.

 

  • 1990-2001 Acura NSX

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Vacuum Molding With Painted Surround

$750.87

Our commitment to staying true to the OEM design does not end there. For the most part, a lot of minute details done by manufacturers are for a reason, which we have learned the hard way. Headlight lenses would have a painted flange for various reasons. Some, to prevent sun-burn or the magnifying glass effect projector lenses may cause when sunlight hits it at certain angles, and cause internal parts to burn and melt. Others may be for  plain aesthetics, to hide parts not meant to be seen behind the transparent lenses.

 

  • 1991-1997 Lexus GS300 (Euro Version)

  • 1989-1994 Nissan GT-R R32

  • 1969-1973 Datsun 240Z (Tail Lights)

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Vacuum Molding With Cut Flange

$626.27

Desperate times call for desperate measures. This is the last option we offer if you are sincerely looking to match all your lights. We mainly offer this solution for fog lights with polycarbonate lenses wherein the variation and transition of the lenses would be negligible.

 

When all else fails, the best we can do is to create an impression of the front surface of the lenses only via vacuum molding. We precisely cut out the fluted part of the OEM lenses, leaving just enough surface area to weld the front surface impression we made beforehand. We permanently weld both pieces together, before the final flush trimming off the edges. Since the welded sections are in front, the joined surfaces are painted over to hide the imperfections after masking the rest of the parts off.

 

  • 1992-2000 Lexus SC300/SC400 Fog Lights

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