Rogue Revision 6 Headlight shroud/Housing

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Rogue Revision 6 Headlight shroud/Housing

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Hi

Not sure whether to post this on here, as most people are on faceache etc...


Just a question to those who have Rogue or Revision 6 headlights.

UPDATE:
Panic over, I don't need new headlamp cowls - yay!

I had gone to change the bulbs on my Rev6 headlights and noticed lot's of bubbly stuff EEk!

Previous owner had never fitted the plastic cowls, and er....nor did I :facepalm:

Fast forward 6 years and crud, dirt and muck etc had collected and I thought it was rotting away. On closer inspection (and a very good clean later) there's some minor rust, that I will remove, wire brush and treat, but on the whole looks like the shrouds are in good condition!

So I will be following Tony's advice and using some rust stabiliser, then harder wearing paint like hammerite or POR15, then preventative coating like ACF-50 or Boeshield T-9.


But IF you do need spares, Patrick at Rogue still sells Revision 6 spares! Just give him a bell :)
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Re: Rusty Rogue Revision 6 Headlight shroud/Housing

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juliankv73 wrote: 16/08/20 13:28 I'm guessing once the shrouds have rusted and are too far gone, the lights wont be usable anymore :crybaby:
Image - The light units can end up out of kilter and the adjusters can pull through the remaining metal. Not good if your MOT is due...

All is not necessarily lost though. Give Rogue a call. I got new shrouds (plus the adjusters as those were also too far gone to reuse) from them last October.

As the shrouds are simply painted metal it's worth giving them some protection. I'm not convinced that powdercoating is the best solution though. Use ACF-50 or Boeshield T-9. Not a bad idea to make an annual inspection part of your maintenance schedule.
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Re: Rusty Rogue Revision 6 Headlight shroud/Housing

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juliankv73 wrote: 16/08/20 13:28 Not sure whether to post this on here, as most people are on faceache etc....
Still many people here, many of us are not interested in farcebook ;)
We still average 200- 300 vistors a day according to Google Analytics, so still worth posting here I.M.O.
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Re: Rusty Rogue Revision 6 Headlight shroud/Housing

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UPDATE:
After my initial panic ha ha, I had a good look and gave them a good clean (I never put the plastic cowls on in the last 6 years, and neither did the previous owner, it had loads of grime, dirt and crud), the metal shrouds have held up well, the powdercoat has largely done its job, just a bit of surface rust, but that's solvable with clean, treat and POR15 or hammerite, then some preventative coating like ACF-50 or Boeshield T-9.

Thanks for the headsup from Tony, Rogue still sell spares for their products!
So IF you do need spares, Patrick at Rogue still sells Revision 6 spares! Just give him a bell :)



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Re: Rogue Revision 6 Headlight shroud/Housing

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You may find that when you remove the adjusters from the backing plate or try to pop them back in the plastic holders will snap, happens to me every time! I would get some spares just in case.

Also other than the fabricated bits everything else is bought off the shelf, if you can find the parts you can usually save a fair bit buying from elsewhere.
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