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Is there some super cheap place to buy 'cosmetic' car parts online? (eg; Headlamps)
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Lateralus
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Mar 30, 2011, 08:40 PM
 
Thought I'd tap the wisdom pool here again...

Buying a 13 year old car that's in great shape aside from bleached out lamps and wouldn't mind dropping a few bucks to throw in some new replacements.

Is there some super cheap spot I can hunt online?

Thanks peeps.
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Mar 31, 2011, 12:09 AM
 
If you’re referring to the haze that builds up on the surface of plastic headlamp lenses, there is a polish you can buy to clear that stuff off. Pretty sure I’ve seen it at Autozone/O’Reillys, etc.
     
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Mar 31, 2011, 01:19 AM
 
My Accord came with a cheap aftermarket brand of replacement headlamps (previous owner had been backed into). They are nowhere near as bright as the OEM headlamps on my friend's similar Accord. However, I have noticed lately that, at least for my car, Amazon has had some very good deals on name-brand higher-end replacement headlamps (including the JDM [I know, I know], supplier for Honda). I'd check there for your car and see if there are any good deals.
     
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Mar 31, 2011, 10:10 AM
 
Wow, I had no idea you could get that much of an affect with a polish. Sweet as.

Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
My Accord came with a cheap aftermarket brand of replacement headlamps (previous owner had been backed into). They are nowhere near as bright as the OEM headlamps on my friend's similar Accord. However, I have noticed lately that, at least for my car, Amazon has had some very good deals on name-brand higher-end replacement headlamps (including the JDM [I know, I know], supplier for Honda). I'd check there for your car and see if there are any good deals.
Good point, I never thought of that.
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Mar 31, 2011, 09:45 PM
 
Amazon has some really good deals. I got an aftermarket catalytic converter for my 97 Subaru OBW really, really cheap. Their parts finder helps make sure it will fix. Advance Auto Parts is my favorite local source- their online store and use of codes has saved me TONS.
     
   
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