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Old 07-18-2007, 02:12 PM
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Headlights

hey guys, my headlights on my car are really fogged up and yellowed and wanted to get some new ones. i looked on ebay and i found these ones made by "depo" and they were around $290 for both left an right. DOes anybody know if those would be fine , i mean i wanted to get the oem ones but the local honda dealership doesnt have them, and they priced it really high. or does anybody know how i can clean them up. The headlights are making the car look really ugly right now
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Old 07-18-2007, 02:25 PM
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Open them up and wet sand them and/or use Meguiars PlastX.

Go here and CAREFULLY and PRECISELY read "Step Two" and "Step Three" for how to get your headlights opened up.

Once you have them opened up, it's really just a matter of patience with cleaning/wet sanding. Meguiar's PlasticX really works wonders from what I hear... but I've never personally used it so I wouldn't know.

Here's the review of PlastX

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Old 07-18-2007, 02:31 PM
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Forgot to mention: I believe the way you close them up is similar to the way you open them up, bake them in the oven, and then when the seal warms up and gets gooey again, press them together the way they originally were and hold them until it dries, I believe it's covered later on in that how-to I linked you to. Step 15 to be exact. You might need to run a bead of silicone to seal it back up all the way.

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Old 07-18-2007, 02:37 PM
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nah you dont even have to open them up to clean them. just get some very fine wet sand paper. about 2000 will do. though depending on how bad you could probably start with 1000 of 1500. sand them up real good. it will take a while to get them clean if its never been done before. then go over it with some plasti-x

but if you wanted to get those depo headlights. i've heard they are good.
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I thought he meant the inside of them lens. Mine were dirty like the way he described too, only mine was dirty on the inside... I guess from condensation or something.
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Does anybody know any other good companies that make them?
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i actually think mine are dirty from the inside too, i read somewhere else, the same way bad mofo described. i think i might do that and if it doesnt work right get new ones. thanks for the quick responses...
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Old 07-19-2007, 12:50 AM
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if they are getting dirty on the inside you should get new ones anyways because they are only gonna get dirty again. it will eventually become a pain in the ass to keep cleaning them out.
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I was looking at those Depo housings and I was just going to say that the ones simulating OEM are probably fine. Just another company making them which is probably why the price is much lower than the dealer. If you are looking at the projectors just realize they may not appear to have as high quality output as the originals. That is b/c they are completely different type of light output. Not necessarily worse, just different.
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i'm biased against depo headlights. i wrote up a thing on mother's plastic polish a while back when i tried it on the wife's accord. she got into a car accident, and the shop gave her depo instead of oem. you'll see the before and after... polishing headlights... shows you that the depo ones are just as bad.
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Ok, so i looked in the prelude manual and it says to change the headlights, i mean like the whole bracket thing, it says you have to take off the front bumper... thats gonna take forever... does anybody know if there is an easier way to change the headlights. And if the only thing i wanna change is the plastic, is there a way i can just change that, or would i have to take the whole thing out?
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:14 AM
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yo great explanation hotrod i think im gonna try that...
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how'd you do it?
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you mean polish the headlights? take a buffer, or a rag would do if you don't have one, apply some polish, buff or rub against the headlight until it becomes clear again.
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i fyour quick you can get a good price on ebay for an oem but its just the driver side, its a start lol thats the link straight to the item

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Genui...35705285QQrdZ1
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also you could try craigslist.com go to auto parts and see if anybody in your area or around you is parting out a prelude or something goodluck
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