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Old 10-19-2010, 11:31 PM
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headlight cleaning

i dunno if anyone has this problem, but my headlights, well actually only my driver side, are dirty, ON THE INSIDE, is there a way i can pull them apart and clean them???
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Re: headlight cleaning

yes, you just bake them in the oven for about 5-10min at around 250 degrees, pry them apart with a flat head screw driver, clean the inside, and do everything in reverse when putting it back together
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Re: headlight cleaning

will that not turn the chrome black like ppl say you can do on a chevy headlight? and you bake it to put it back together too?
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will that not turn the chrome black like ppl say you can do on a chevy headlight? and you bake it to put it back together too?
You bake it afterwards to heat the adhesive to stick the pieces back together. I'd recommend getting some sealant and sealing it to make sure moisture doesn't get it. Also, make sure ALLLLLLL of the moisture is out of the light before the reseal it.
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Re: headlight cleaning

wont it turn black? or kind of smokey??
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Re: headlight cleaning

I doubt it but I'm not sure. I've never actually done it. But there's hundreds of people who have and I don't think they've had a problem.
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Re: headlight cleaning

alright, i'm gone try it, cause one bein very noticably brighter than the other because of the dirt in one is annoying
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Re: headlight cleaning

let us all know how it goes?
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Re: headlight cleaning

no it won't turn the chrome black at all. I've been taking headlights apart for years, and have yet to see anything like that happen. I've even taken apart Chevy Envoy headlights apart and it didn't happen
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Re: headlight cleaning

well i was only told thats what happened to the chevy lights, i heard a couple guys talking about doing it to their headlights to give them a smoked or dark chrome look to them, and i'll let everyone know how it goes, i just have to find the time to let my car sit sill long enough to do it, LOL
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Re: headlight cleaning

Yea that means your headlights are just fogged up, if you go to autozone there is a headlight cleaner kit...I got the rain x and it actually did not do that well so I would either buy the meguirs or take it someplace, my prelude had the same issue but the guy who I bought it from took it somewhere and they look almost new, so that is probably your best bet.
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Re: headlight cleaning

what your talking about is on the outside, my lights look brand new lens-wise, the chrome in my driver headlight has dirt on it, haha. i can't clean that with a headlight restorer kit, i have to pull the light apart, and can probably take a rag and wipe the dirt out and out it back together and it look brand new, haha
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Re: headlight cleaning

fill it with water and shake the light around that will loosen the dirt up...
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