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Old 09-22-2010, 06:02 PM   #16
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How to remove the haze from your headlight.


That is so awesome. My drivers side headlight recently started leaking and i had to replace the hole housing on it, including the plastic cover. Now my headlights look weird driving down the road. I was literally about to order another one off line but now Im going to try this instead. Awesome.

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Old 01-05-2011, 09:59 AM   #17
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Sometimes the headlight assembly develops a leak and there is a problem with the inside film.

I had a problem with a leak and bought a complete assembly (high beam, low beam, driving lights and turn signal with bulbs) for under $50. It took less than 5 minutes to unplug and remove the old and the install and re-connect the harness. EVERYTHING including bulbs was new and not just polished. - 1999 Jimmy.

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Old 03-24-2011, 09:48 PM   #18
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once a plastic housing starts to check it will do it again even faster- THese polish jobs will look good for about a year maybe two depending on where you live and what the uv index is like. THe really good fix is to polish it out and re-clear the lense. Urethane clears have UV inhibitors that couse the fogging.
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:52 PM   #19
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the trick way to clean up headlights is buff them out then re clear them. Once a lense starts checking its down hill from there. They will only hold that buff for a few years if you are lucky. Clear coat has uv inhibitors that keep them protected
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ConcreteMasonry is right. The best solution is to replace the the whole headlight assembly with a new one.

A good source is ****not allowed****. I got the entire assembly for my Corolla, with high and low beam halogens plus turn signal bulbs preinstalled, for about $35 per side. I would have paid about $12 (per side) locally just for the new bulbs, so the net cost for the whole new lens and housing assembly was only about $22 per side.

The interior of the lens and the mirror surfaces also deteriorate with time. Polishing the outside of the lenses won't help. This simple upgrade made the headlights tremendously brighter, and also took years off the look of the car.
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We use toothpaste to polish diamond rings so I'm assuming that it would work on the lens covers too. I 2nd that suggestion to try. Plus they would have that minty fresh smell. LOL.
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This is great, I know what my project is going to be this weekend! I will try to upload some before and after pictures.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:20 AM   #23
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Hi everyone,

I'm not a regular user of this forum, but I came across this particular thread a few days ago and it motivated me to clear up my car's headlights. I thought the best way I could pay the OP and everyone else back was to post some before/after pictures or, better put, left headlight/right headlight pictures, since I only had enough time to do the right headlight and will be doing the left one tomorrow.

I personally used 3M's 39008 restoration kit, which is incredibly affordable as long as you have a 1,200-1,600 rpm drill, a couple of microfiber cloths, and some masking tape (do make sure to use the masking tape--otherwise you'll ruin the paintwork on the areas around the headlights), but from the OP's post and pictures, his solution should work just as well. 3M also has a plastic cleaner bottle and a polish and protector bottle that I got for maintenance purposes, but I haven't had the time to try them out and check how they work in the long term, so I can't recommend them just yet.

I'd also like to take the time to once again thank the OP and everyone else!
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