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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:03 pm 
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OK this probably won't work but I was wondering what people think. The sanding/polishing of EF/EL yellowed headlights doesn't seem to last and new Fairmont ones are worth a fortune. I looked at Hyena's headlights post (http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... headlights) and was wondering if I took the front lens off my headlight, so it had the kind of chrome look with clear cover, then attatched a pair of light covers onto the front replacing the yellowed lens, how it would, and if it would be practible. Would the lights be way too bright or would it burn the covers?

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:10 pm 
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That sounds pretty shonky mate, just spring for new ones or keep the yellow ones.
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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:39 pm 
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lol who knows it might look good :D

If I get some new ones then maybe I'll give it a try then! lol

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:45 pm 
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If you know what you are doing, you can always manufacture a set of new lenses to replace the yellowish ones.

Can be done and has been done.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:21 pm 
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Mate get HID lights, get new headlights. There you go, never have yellow headlights again (I think).

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:49 pm 
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Even one of my AU headlights is starting to go yellow.
Go the venom front bar and you wont even know if your headlights are yellowing or not :D

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:04 am 
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i always thought the headlights was made out of glass...like the EA ones....but i guess i was wrong.....i reckon just make one out of glass if u know how to make glass? or is that gone over the top?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:00 am 
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Well if your gonna get new lights anyway, give it a shot, cant hurt.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:14 pm 
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I read in my EF owners manual that I should only use the genuine Ford globes otherwise you will get yellow headlights, hence I guess why everyone has yellow lenses. No one can afford the Ford globes. HAhA..
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Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:40 pm 
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It has nothing to do with the globes.

Polycarbonate doesn't like UV's

do a search on google, theres about 40,000 sites with so called fixes and preventative measures.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:29 pm 
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polish them up as described many times before.
Then perhaps try the stick on covers from k-mart?
I am thinking of trying this.
I have tried polishing up some very grotty lights and it worked out great. The problem now is that having sanded off the UV layers They will need some fresh protection. Perhaps the maguiers plast-x polish used regularly will help?
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Got new ones a long time ago haha, bringing back old threads.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:41 am 
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its bloody cboz.. all his 45 posts have been dug up threads

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:44 pm 
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lukey wrote:
Got new ones a long time ago haha, bringing back old threads.

Hey lukey i like your new rims. They look good on the grey
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Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:31 pm 
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Maybe sanding it and give a coat of clear ?

 

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