I have been toying with the idea of adding the headlight covers to the headlights for some years now. To be honest, the S1 looks really good both with and without the headlight covers, so it has never been something that I felt strongly about.
Anyway, I finally decided to give it a go.
I bought the headlight covers from a chap selling them on eBay. These were originally purchased from Eliseparts and the chap never got round to fitting them on his car.
As these covers tend to trap moisture, I decided to first clean the inside with rain-X. Now, I am no expert, but I thought that this would reduce condensation. Time will tell.
I then cleaned up area around the headlights, ensured that all the bugs and dirt is removed.
It is my understanding that the headlight covers can be fixed to the clam in various ways.
1. Rivited - I have seen this in various cars (mainly racing cars) but looks pretty ugly I would say, but effective.
2. Eliseparts supply with some 'goo' that can be used to fix the covers in place
3. Various 'super' adhesives - such as tigerseal. Not a fan as they tend to damage the paintwork if you ever decide to remove them.
But, I decided to go down the clear sealant route. This provides very strong adhesive, that is flexiable and is very good at sealing the covers in place.
After cleaning the area, I pushed out a thin, consistant bead all the way round the area...
Then carefully placed the light covers over the area and pressed to spread the sealant...
I approached the other side in exactly the same way.
In conclusion, I really like the look and I think it will keep on growing on me. As I said before, I think the S1 looks good with or without the covers.
As for now, this is another job done!