Original or Repro Reflectors?

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Dan Macdonald
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Original or Repro Reflectors?

#1 Post by Dan Macdonald » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:39 pm

Guys,
Please look at these photos and let me know if you can tell me if this is an original or repro reflector.
Or may you can't tell from the photos?
Thanks.
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Re: Original or Repro Reflectors?

#2 Post by Peter Silten » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:31 pm

They look original to me. The ones on your A are original. How do they compare?

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Re: Original or Repro Reflectors?

#3 Post by Dan Macdonald » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:50 pm

You're right. The A coupe's reflectors are the real-deal but...the A is in the body shop. Can't compare.
Thanks Peter.
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Re: Original or Repro Reflectors?

#4 Post by Garry Haussler » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:44 am

REAL!
 

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Re: Original or Repro Reflectors?

#5 Post by Donald Zingg » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:38 pm

Here's a visual comparison of original equipment SWF reflectors vs. reproduction parts - - -
The first generation "glass-like" plastic lens repros are non-reflective. In the flash photos below the reflectors on the left are OEM, the "dead" ones on the right are faux glass repros.
According to their advertising Stoddard NLA's latest offering has a real glass lens. Perhaps that will improve the reflective quality - - - -
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Re: Original or Repro Reflectors?

#6 Post by Jeffrey Leeds » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:37 pm

This is really helpful, Don. Thanks
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