ELM OR LIQUE?
What is shown on the screen saver is very similar to a movie theater.
The lights go out and … everything becomes clear - of course, they test automotive lighting here.
We are at OSVAR - in Vyazniki.
Local historians say that the name Vyazniki comes from the corresponding tree species. By the way, the V. Y. Dahl’s knit is an elm forest. But the name of another tree is firmly settled in modern dictionaries, as a synonym for fake. Speech, naturally, about a linden.
Photo 1 shows the direction indicator lenses 3502.3726 used on the Volga, Gazelles, Sobole, etc. Everything is simple here: a pretty product on the right is real, and a pale double on the left is a Baltic spy. OSVAR manufactures such products from special optical plastic - dacryl, and the "underground" use ordinary polystyrene. Such a pale grebe, even under normal operating conditions, quickly becomes covered with cracks and loses transparency, and when gasoline or oil gets on it, it becomes cloudy instantly. In addition, the fake has a rather uneven surface - it is enough to draw a palm over it to feel the so-called sagging at the attachment points.
Finally, another true reference point is the price: a linden product is about half the price of the original. For example, one such Vyaznikovsky diffuser costs about 28 rubles, and the Baltic states - 32 rubles. for a couple … We wish to save money no matter what, such a “flasher” is practically not visible during the day, since the homegrown diffuser directs the rays of light in different directions. By the way, if instead of a separate “glass” you want to purchase a complete product, the task is simplified. To the above signs will be added a reflector painted with ordinary “silver”, contacts unfamiliar with electroplating, curved “company” inscriptions and, as always, a clearly low price.
In the photo 2 - diffusers from the rear lights of the UAZ FP-132A. Both are made of dacryl, but … If you look closely at what is on the left, it turns out that it is completely yellow! This factory mold consists of two parts, designed to refuel two materials, and crooks (this time - Russian) successfully manage with one. Not surprisingly, after some time, the paint from the lantern slides and it turns yellow before our eyes. They also don’t particularly stand on ceremony with the lamp cases - instead of factory spraying they are simply painted. At the same time, fake contacts are made not of brass, but of steel (photo 3, left).
When buying a “sidewall” for a VAZ, do not be too lazy to look at its designation. To do this, ask the seller to show you obviously different products - for example, for “five”, “six” and “Samara”, then compare their numbers. If you find the same code on everyone - the thing is clear: fake … Then evaluate the contacts - after all, you can buy it like that (photo 4). Narrow plugs in a cramped well on a regular connector are clearly not designed. And if you have healthy lungs, it is best to take out the cartridge with a light bulb and blow it into the body! A great way to distinguish "elm" from "linden" - this product is ultrasonic welded, and hacky - glued with whatever and anyhow. Therefore, out of all the cracks of the "linden" air will whistle, but the "elm" will behave worthily.
An interesting fact - OSVAR releases its "sidewalls" without a rubber seal. Therefore, any product complete with an elastic band is not Osvarov’s, even if it’s cute (photo 5).