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Old 01-26-2003, 07:11 AM   #1
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Unhappy Weird film on headlights

Ok, I did my headlight mod today and noticed a weird film on the lens. I tried getting it off with goof-off, but to no avail. It didn't look too bad, however now that I have everything hooked up, I can see it even more. Anyone else get this, and how could I get them shiny like new again?
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Old 01-26-2003, 05:05 PM   #2
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is it on the outside or inside of the lens?

if its on the outside, get some mild plastic polish from any auto parts store, and clean them with that.

Dont use any thing like windex or amonia based cleaners on the headlights because they are plastic, and it will make them cloudy.

hope that helps

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Old 01-27-2003, 12:36 PM   #3
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Could I use the plastic polish on the inside, if that's where it turns out being? (assuming I take it all apart again). I didn't know about the windex being bad, thanks for the info!
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Old 01-27-2003, 05:20 PM   #4
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did you properly seal the headlight enclosure? my friend did the conversion to triple beam projectors and didnt seal them correctly and overnight he was rocking some foggy-ass projector lights
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Old 01-27-2003, 05:29 PM   #5
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Oh ya, the seal is fine, no fogginess. I kept all of the stock sealent and added more where I didn't see any stock stuff. I think it is a result of me using Windex on them and not knowing it is bad for the plastic. I'm going to go get some plastic polish right now and give it a try
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You can use the plastic polish in the inside to, PITA to take them back apart again if it is on the inside.

biggest thing when cleaning the inside of the lens is to use a lint free cloth, so you dont get fuzzies and marks on the inside.

Did you actually touch the inside of the lens at all?

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You can use the plastic polish in the inside to, PITA to take them back apart again if it is on the inside.

biggest thing when cleaning the inside of the lens is to use a lint free cloth, so you dont get fuzzies and marks on the inside.

Did you actually touch the inside of the lens at all?

Jay
Never touched the glass with my fingers, only with a lint free cloth to rub off what I thought was just some dust. I'm getting some polish and cleaner tomorrow (they had to order it), so hopefully everything's on the outside. If not, I'll just bake them agan next time I'm @ home and try to get everything off.
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