Broken headlight from the iconic Opel Kapitän

This is a broken car headlight from the first generation Opel Kapitän - his oldest version produced in 1938-40.

Kapitan was the last new Opel model to appear before the outbreak of the Second World War. As the name suggests, the vehicle served prominent Gestapo officers and high-ranking military men during the Second World War. Therefore, today it can be seen on numerous movies that recreate historical scenes from this period. No wonder then, that the owner decided to commission a professional repair of broken headlight from this iconic car. Numerous cracks, crevices and cavities were quite a challenge considering the strict optical properties that glass must keep (its transparency and function). After completing the multi-stage gluing and filling process, it was almost completely possible to restore its original qualities. Unfortunately, in the case of transparent glass, the gluing place can be seen -as a small light trace. What effect we managed to achieve can be seen in the pictures below:

Broken glass car headlight before and after reconstruction - view in transmitted light

Stłuczony szklany reflektor samochodowy przed i po rekonstrukcji - widok w świetle przechodzącym

klejenie szkła stuczony reflektor zabytkowego samochodu opel kapitan witraze warszawa

Rozbity szklany reflektor samochodowy przed rekonstrukcją - widok w świetle odbitym

klejenie szkła stuczony reflektor zabytkowego samochodu opel kapitan witraze warszawa2

Popękany szklany reflektor samochodowy po sklejeniu, uzupełnieniu i rekonstrukcji - widok w świetle odbitym

klejenie szkła stuczony reflektor zabytkowego samochodu opel kapitan witraze warszawa3

 

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