My E34 with louvered cover (right of foglight) from a E34
If like me you do a lot of highway driving, you know how
it is to drive behind a rock throwing 16 wheelers. You need
to protect your lights.
I bought a Bmw E34 fog light protection kit (82 11 0 008
643) from circlebmw.com and followed bmw instructions. But
you can find the kit somewhere else so this is the procedure
1 quart spray bottle.
Heat gun or your girlfriend hair dryer.
Isopropyl Alcohol (70% by volume).
1. Mix 25% Alcohol and 75% water in a spray bottle and a
glass. Clean thoroughly the surface of the light with the
2. For best results, both the light and the cover
should be above 70°F. You can turn your lights on and wait
until they become warm to the touch (not hot), or use a heat
gun or hair dryer to gently warm the light lens. Warm the cover
3. Before removing the backing paper, dry fit
the cover on the lens. Wet your fingers into the glass with
the solution (handling the parts with dry hand will leave marks).
Remove the backing paper and immediately spray the solution
to the exposed adhesive side and to the light lens.
4. Apply the protective cover to the light hand
hand smooth the cover from the center out. Use the squeegee
provided with the kit to force the solution out along the edges
by using firm, continuous stokes from the center out.
5. On contoured surfaces, the adhesive will not stick to
the lens immediately. Use a heat gun or hair dryer to gently
heat between the lens and the cover. This will soften the
cover and evaporate some of the moisture allowing for better
contouring of the material. DO NOT OVERHEAT.
6. A hazy appearance may be noticed between the lens and the
cover within an hour of installation. This is caused by the
moisture that has become trapped between the cover and the
lens. This is normal and shouldn't last no longer than a week.
7. Allow 48 hours before using the lights or washing your