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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-03-06, 11:02 PM
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Yellowed headlights/"Diamond-cut" clear lenses

My 1995 Explorer headlights really cut down on the pattern, even with Sylvania Silverstars, due to aging/yellowing lenses. Using plastic cleaners/fine steel wool, etc, has not really helped. The ExplorerX forum http://web.explorerx.com/performance/dc.php recommends "Diamond-cut" clear headlight assemblies. Does any one have experience using these? If so, which brand, and how hard to install?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-05-06, 05:01 PM
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Re: Yellowed headlights/"Diamond-cut" clear lenses

FS wrote:
> My 1995 Explorer headlights really cut down on the pattern, even with
> Sylvania Silverstars, due to aging/yellowing lenses. Using plastic
> cleaners/fine steel wool, etc, has not really helped. The ExplorerX
> forum http://web.explorerx.com/performance/dc.php recommends
> "Diamond-cut" clear headlight assemblies. Does any one have experience
> using these? If so, which brand, and how hard to install?
>
> Len


I have no experience with "Diamond cut" but also have aged dull lenses.
I tried Meguire's (sp) plastic polish but it didn't help much. Is there
something else I could try? (steel wool, rubbing compound or etc?) Thanks.
 
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-05-06, 10:01 PM
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Re: Yellowed headlights/"Diamond-cut" clear lenses

I have tried fine steel wool and various other "compounds" made for the
purpose, with very limited success. I think at some point the lenses need to
be replaced. I would prefer the diamond-cut lenses from what I have read,
but would like to hear from someone who has tried them... OEMs are the other
option.

"Bob" <fweem1974@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> FS wrote:
> > My 1995 Explorer headlights really cut down on the pattern, even with
> > Sylvania Silverstars, due to aging/yellowing lenses. Using plastic
> > cleaners/fine steel wool, etc, has not really helped. The ExplorerX
> > forum http://web.explorerx.com/performance/dc.php recommends
> > "Diamond-cut" clear headlight assemblies. Does any one have experience
> > using these? If so, which brand, and how hard to install?
> >
> > Len

>
> I have no experience with "Diamond cut" but also have aged dull lenses.
> I tried Meguire's (sp) plastic polish but it didn't help much. Is there
> something else I could try? (steel wool, rubbing compound or etc?) Thanks.



 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-07-06, 10:01 PM
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Re: Yellowed headlights/"Diamond-cut" clear lenses

Been checking different Explorer forums to get info or insight on these
"Diamond Cuts" but have not gotten anything solid yet.
"FS" <jpondpond@zerospamyahoo.com> wrote in message
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>I have tried fine steel wool and various other "compounds" made for the
> purpose, with very limited success. I think at some point the lenses need
> to
> be replaced. I would prefer the diamond-cut lenses from what I have read,
> but would like to hear from someone who has tried them... OEMs are the
> other
> option.
>
> "Bob" <fweem1974@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:KK2dncHHffVVJyDeRVn-ow@comcast.com...
>> FS wrote:
>> > My 1995 Explorer headlights really cut down on the pattern, even with
>> > Sylvania Silverstars, due to aging/yellowing lenses. Using plastic
>> > cleaners/fine steel wool, etc, has not really helped. The ExplorerX
>> > forum http://web.explorerx.com/performance/dc.php recommends
>> > "Diamond-cut" clear headlight assemblies. Does any one have experience
>> > using these? If so, which brand, and how hard to install?
>> >
>> > Len

>>
>> I have no experience with "Diamond cut" but also have aged dull lenses.
>> I tried Meguire's (sp) plastic polish but it didn't help much. Is there
>> something else I could try? (steel wool, rubbing compound or etc?)
>> Thanks.

>
>



 
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