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Old 03-12-2004, 17:57   #1 (permalink)
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What do I need to do to my lights?

My lights (not lamps) look pretty old and tired, unlike some guys who look sparkling bright (like EED-250). I was wondering what mine needs? New lenses, or whole assembly?

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Old 03-12-2004, 18:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: What do I need to do to my lights?

Take the headlights out and prise off the clips around them to clean the inside. Personally I don't think there's ever a need to replace the glass lenses, though you may end up using paint stripper or something to clean them properly.

If the reflectors are badly faded (as mine are), new headlights are the best bet.
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Re: What do I need to do to my lights?

sometimes the glass lenses get a yellow tinge to them. if yours are like this then no matter how much you clean them they will always look dull. if they are nice and clear then just use some windex and give them a really good clean. you'll be suprised how much grime will be on the inside of the lens. also as Jack T said if the chrome is faded then get new ones but if it's not then use a soft dry cloth to get any dust off them.
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Re: What do I need to do to my lights?

I thought even the yellow tinge (which is much more of an issue with the EFs and ELs) could be removed using light sandpaper. I could be wrong though - I'm sure MADNC_8 would know.
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Mines actually got a greenie tinge to it. Sandpaper helped a little, but not much. Biggest help was kitten no2 cut and pollish.

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Mines actually got a greenie tinge to it. Sandpaper helped a little, but not much. Biggest help was kitten no2 cut and pollish.

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thats what i meant. sort of like old coke bottles.
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Are aftermarket assemblies any good?
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Re: What do I need to do to my lights?

not as good a quality as original ones but might be worth getting for the good chrome. then just put original lens's in them
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Looks like its the chrome thats yellowing.
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Re: What do I need to do to my lights?

my xe ghia headlight was rusted inside, and at 200 bux each, i didnt have that money laying around, i pulled it apard, windex the glass, totally stripped it, got the reflector out, had sum chrome spray paint, and it looks like new!... oh, i done the usual, plastic primer, sanded with 1200 to get smooth, and clear on top... looks like new
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