I've literally had these lights for over 2 years.
Back in the day, a customer purchased these, used, from a guy in Florida.
Well, the pics he showed my client weren't even CLOSE to what he got in the mail.
Basically, these were smoked on the outside (which was horribly peeling) because the internal shroud was poorly made and had melted.
That wasn't the only thing that was poorly done......everything else was.
Now, I normally don't like to talk trash on my competitors; but I got started after watching this guy's videos on YouTube....and after learning my own way, I see how he was doing everything wrong.
After opening them up, the cheap plastic that was used for 'custom' shrouds cannot withstand the heat an HID bulb puts off....it was basic ABS plastic.
The said shroud was held on, but what I can only assume was a full tube of silicone PER EACH headlight bucket....so THAT was awesome to scrape off.
Once exposed, I can see where the projector has been mangled from removal off the OEM car and modified (chewed by a beaver) to fit this reflector bucket.
One projector even had a 'Fine Tuning Adjustment Screw' that was strategically placed/rammed into the side of the projector, from the rear, to 'move' it over a few inches......wtf?
After all the adhesives were removed, I did some slight body work on them and painted the charred up remains of the reflector bowl Black.....this is all Promo work, as I offered to help this client out free of charge....so the bowl being completely chewed up didn't have a full days worth of body work available to clean it up....but the black hides alot.
After everything was good to go, I was going to add some halo lighting behind the new Apollo Version 1 shroud, but the projector was an OEM style, and if I had placed anything else between the projectors and the shroud, it would have pushed it out JUST enough to hit the lens when it goes back on.....due to the fact that the original retrofitter was apparently afraid to cut the headlight up and sit the projector back further.....
All in all, after everything is back together, these will be nice headlights once again.....after a good cut/buff, they'll look damn good.
As for the guy that retro'd these originally......I'm glad you're no longer the 'top retrofitter' online....as I fear for the customers you did work with.