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Old 11 Feb 2009, 04:10 pm
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Default Whats everyone doing about cloudy headlights?????

My headlights are clouding from the inside?????? No liquid is working what do we do guys??????
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Old 11 Feb 2009, 06:24 pm
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Are you sure it's the inside? Most of them can be buffed out on the outside to bring back the OEM look. Most dealers will do it for a price and auto stores sell stuff to clear them up. If it truly is on the inside, there's not much you can do.



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Old 11 Feb 2009, 09:54 pm
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Even Walmart can do it. Watched them last week work on the lights of a Ram pickup. When they finished, the lights looked like new. Don't know that they charge.
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Old 12 Feb 2009, 07:35 am
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Mine were so bad that they would not pass the State Inspection. I got a product called Crystal View and it took about 20 minutes per lens and they are as good as new. The kit cost 19.95. Follow the below link to check it out.

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Old 12 Feb 2009, 05:04 pm
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Prevention!
I've the 3M protective film, Xpel, that not only protects from UV damage...it's is 40 mil and protects from small rocks damage up to 120mph. Same stuff they use on our troops protective eye glasses.
Almost 3 years on soonercruiser, and still looks brand new. Headlight only kit was around $40.
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Old 10 Mar 2009, 11:07 am
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Permatex kit for $20 at pep boys/advance - a series of progressively finer wet sandpaper - wet sand the surface, and a final polish.

It doesn't have a sealant so it refogs within a year.
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Go to your local auto parts store, and get some 3M heavy cut compound. Get some 800 grit, or 1000 grit, depending on how bad your lights are. Get a mothers power ball or orbital buffer. Start out by wetsanding the lights. Just have the hose in one hand, and the sandpaper in the other, while running the water over the light, sand the light, as you are sanding you will see a white milky looking film come off with the water. This is the oxidized plastic. Just keep sanding until you dont see the white film coming off anymore. Dry the lense off and make sure the entire lense looks cloudy, or foggy. If it isnt foggy, keep wetsanding until you get it that way. After you have it nice and fogged up by sanding it, take the compound, and smear onto the lense with some sort of applicator pad or a terry cloth / microfiber towel. Then, take your drill with the powerball, or the orbital buffer, and just keep working it back and fourth into the headlight. Do it with some force, but dont push it so hard you break something. Repeat this process of buffing with the compound at least 3 times. After that, put your choice of polish or wax onto the headlight, and use the drill and powerball to work that into the plastic also. Viola'

I have done this on my PT Cruiser, my moms van, my dads dakota. It works. My body shop guy taught me how to do it.

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Mine were so bad that they would not pass the State Inspection. I got a product called Crystal View and it took about 20 minutes per lens and they are as good as new. The kit cost 19.95. Follow the below link to check it out.

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This stuff will take care of it. Then protect with the 3M film if you want to go that far..
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I installed the XPel head light covers on soonercruiser myself.
They were around $45. So, they have saved me a lot of time, and eblow grease......let alone protected from rocks.
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Old 04 Nov 2009, 08:10 pm
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hello there i watched the video on yellow head lights and the guy used
toothpaste so do i have the yellow head lights Toothpaste is the solution
why r u all spending more than a $1.oo for results? Tube of toothpaste
at the dollar store is a BUCK..
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