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Old 03-20-2011, 02:19 PM
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Condensation in Headlight.

My retrofits are starting to have condensation in them. I just picked them up yesterday from a buddy and he told me he had it before but didn't know where its' coming from. Is there a way to easily tell where I should be sealing? I sealed around the lens with silicon quickly but it seems that it's still coming in.
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Re: Condensation in Headlight.

Ur kidding me. No one's ever had this situation before?
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Re: Condensation in Headlight.

i believe a lot of it is form condensation building up whenever its cold. but i really dont know for sure.
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Re: Condensation in Headlight.

i say pop em in the oven 2 heat up the seal then pull em apart, clean out the condensation n seal em up real good....had the same prob with my oem headlights but i was stupid n 4got 2 put on the rubber boot thing
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Re: Condensation in Headlight.

^ this.


Clean out the condensation, re-install the headlight cover via the usual heating up oven method. Make sure you don't have any cracks etc around the headlight housing and if you still want some extra protection - try some clear silicone around the edge of the cover.

This is a common thing to happen esp. with retrofits.

But dude, you've gotta give everyone a chance to respond rather getting irritated that you didn't get your answer/ suggestion within the same day you posted. Nearly everyone here is on more than 1 forum and just post their same questions on the other prelude sites to get different opinions etc.
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Re: Condensation in Headlight.

Not sure about it but i guess the main culprit here is the moist. As we all know, headlamps are full sealed and if we turn it on, the heat remains inside which causes foggy lens. i recommend putting it on the warming oven for at least 15 minutes. however then, im using Warn Headlight guard to assure it is safe and efficient. could also be another option....
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Re: Condensation in Headlight.

may just need to reseal the lights.. When I build retrofits, I always add extra butyl to help reduce the chances of condensation happening
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Re: Condensation in Headlight.

I've also heard of dropping little silica packets (like you get in new shoes and purses) in the housing because they absorb the moisture.
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