Yah this did seem very weird. There isn't a secret. I was just on a few threads about AAC and I was venting. I never called AAC or PM'd anyone. Someone at AAC PM'd me, we went back and forth. This person asked what could be done to make it right. I gave them two options, one refund, two was send me a new part first because I didn't want to install stock ones. They did better and sent me a whole new set that had more silicone on the edges. I give them credit on this, they did do the right thing to make it better.
Will I again buy AAC products? Well if this is how they take care of me then yes maybe someday I'll get the headlight halos.