6" Wipac headlamp unit disassembly

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6" Wipac headlamp unit disassembly

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Finally I found a Wipac 180-6 headlamp lens, however the reflector is corroded, has anyone had any success in separating the glass from the reflector?
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I did Max, I just gently eased/bent the lip back. it wasn't stuck in just a thin rubber seal it sat on. I had the reflector re-chromed and put it back together with a bead of clear silicone sealant.
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Excellent, thanks Laurie, I will get to it.
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Well, that didn't take too long with a keen pair of pliers and a bit of patience, now off to the platers. The ring appeared to be split so I expect there is a bit of built in obsolescence there.
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My ring was split in two places that's why I left it out and used silicon instead. Silicon makes a better waterproof seal as well.
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I was thinking of using the rear half of the MU42 miller style unit, saves re-chrome and I know will fit the rim, probably cheaper solution too. Max
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OK, so the MU42 unit arrived, it is fractionally bigger than the original but I know it fits the rim, popped the Miller cats eye lens out and then fitted the Wipac lens in its place with some clear silicone rubber. jobs a goodun!
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Excellent, great solution, wish I'd thought of that.
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