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Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:16 pm 
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Hi all my head lights giving me the s**t because it looks like its got moisture in it or it just doesnt have that shiny new look. I was wondering what I can do to remove it and make it look like the new left hand side ones I have...or is it just general wear?

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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:05 pm 
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Is it moisture inside ... or are the lenses discolouring ... which is quite common for the EF/EL.

Got pics .... as this will discribe it better ... also reflectors fade overtime due to having globes in them that are of a higher power.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:43 pm 
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Thanks mate! Ill get some shots up soon!

Any idea's on how to get it out?

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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:45 pm 
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If its turning yellow, sand the headlight with some fine sand paper and then polish it up with cut-n-polish or similar.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:47 pm 
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Thanks StockStandard! It is turning yellow. Will it bring it up like new?

I wouldnt have a clue how to get into the inside of the light though..

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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:49 pm 
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The yellowing is on the outside - it happens to all the ef's at some point. Just put some tape on the panels around the lights so you dont damage them and start lightly sanding.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:52 pm 
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No worries mate ill give it a go.

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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:56 pm 
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Toddy had the same problem with his EL. He used some plastic polish on them and they came up like new. Said it wasn't real hard work either. I sat down and drank while he worked :twisted:
Then he sat down and drank while I used the same polish on the clear plastic over the instrument cluster on my EB. It had these funny looking run marks in it that I think were from letting armorall or such dry on it without being wiped off. Worked a treat there too.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:19 am 
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yeah depending on how far gone they are a bit of plexus plastic polish should bring a noticeable improment. you can get it at most auto stores. just spray it on and rub it off with an old towel or something.

i also used a bit of autosol metal polish on mine and it got rid of some of the yellow aswell.

 

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