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Old 02-12-2009, 01:09 PM   #15
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:12 AM   #16
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Fine grind rubbing compound will clean up foggy lens. Then wax for a fairly long lasting job.
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:13 PM   #17
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I tried the acetone because my lights were yellow and i had some at the house. The first one worked great, then i got my wife to show the before and after. We were both delighted. then i did the second one. I put some acetone on a rag, then applied it. then we both agreed i need to do it again. I put some more on a rag, but it started to cause a white film to develope, the rag was even getting white. I may try some scratch remover or polishing compound. Then I relized, the only problem in my life are these yellowing haed lights.

Until last monday, over the weekend i tried to remove the lights to clean them. I notice they were bolted in with nuts. so i had to get a tarp to lay on my back to hold the nut while my wife turned to drill driver. well, i then relized the head light was one piece and would not come apart to clean.

Then monday night i was walking out in the dark and slipped on that tarp and broke my hand in two places. If I did have yellow headlights, I wouldn't have to type this long story with one hand.
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:28 PM   #18
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sucker, sounds like you need to start the week over again!! Heres hoping your hand heals well, and you get the yellow out of those headlamps. Cheer up it could be worse, could have broken an arm or leg instead of a hand.


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Old 02-14-2009, 03:06 AM   #19
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:35 PM   #20
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A cheap method to restore foggy headlight lenses is to buff with toothpaste.

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A cheap method to restore foggy headlight lenses is to buff with toothpaste.

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At Toms N's suggestion, I gave the toothpaste a try. My Headlights weren't "real bad" in spite of spending several months a year staring into the S. Az. Sun. I got the lens wet, and using a very damp microfiber towl, applied the "soupy" TP in a straight left and right motion. After a thorough application, I rinsed the lens with clear water, dried it, and applied a good coat of 303.. We will see how it lasts, but for now, I'm happy...rgr...
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:24 PM   #21
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Bet they smell good too!!

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Old 02-15-2009, 05:03 PM   #22
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We cleaned ours with Mothers Aluminum polish, available at Walmart.
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:16 AM   #23
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Guys

The real problem is the quailty of the product. I have a 97 honda accord with many miles and the head light covers are clear!!! Now wonder what the problem might be?? HA I used very fine sand paper 600 or 800 wet and dry used wet. It has helped some but needs more work. Maybe 1000. A paint and body friend said to put a coat of clear auto paint after you finish. Again I have not tried that.
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:55 AM   #24
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UPDATE:

I have replaced both headlight assemblies on our coach (2004 Horizon 40AD) with aftermarket (DOT approved) "projector" headlights. Since our coach uses the same headlight assemblies as 2001-2004 Nissan Frontier's, it was easy to find some at a reasonable price.

I was hesitant about the new "look" but I must say, they really look great and give the front of the coach a nice update.

I also added an HID kit to the low beams, and will enjoy better lighting without aiming glare at oncoming traffic. I opted for the 5000k temperature of Xenon HID bulbs and ballasts which is more white than blue. The projectors allow great control over aim as well.

I'll try to post some pictures in a few days.
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:37 AM   #25
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Try Meguiars PlastX @ $6.40. Made for headlights, boat windows, etc. Rub it on with a little facial tissue, or soft cloth, wipe it of, buff it a little and you have a bright shine. Takes less than 5 minutes a light.

I did it both on a very fogged-up Suzuki Grand Vitara and a Town and Country. Both came out looking new.

I wouldn't take a chance on Acetone or similar product and possibly destroy what you are trying to fix -- over less than a 10 dollar bill. My lights cost over $130 each!
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Older vehicles are probably under the required amount of light required by law in some cases all to save a few bucks for the manufacturer

Be very careful with acetone, it can ruin some paints and eat right through them as well as some plastics. Use with caution and on a test patch first.

Some good ideas here, I have used a buffer and fine compound with some success. It never seems to be as good as it was new. I will have to try a few of the suggestions.

It works really good cleaning damaged fiberglass before repairing and gelcoating though.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:58 PM   #27
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I tried Acetone on our '96 Jeep GC. The lights look better than new. I finished them off with a fine polish.

On the MH, it didn't make a bit of difference. I will try the toothpaste and PlastX first but I think new ones are in the future.

I think it depends on what the lenses are made out of. I know that as a solvent, acetone will disolve "most" plastics and severely soften the rest. When I did the Jeep, I took my time and let the assembly dry between the two applications and I was very carefull to rotate the cloth and minimize how much I overlapped the passes plus I did NOT rub. I went in ONE direction only. It turned the rags a very dark yellow and the lights look white now.

BTW, does anyone know what type of vehicle the mfr. got my headlights from?



It is a '98 Gulfstream Sun Voyager Bus. Oh, sorry for posting this in the WB forum but it was related to the headlight thing.
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