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Old 07-13-2011, 10:53 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Help Cleaning Inside Of Fogged Headlights

HI guys my lights has been foggy and planning to fix it this weekend, and i noticed some dried water spots in the headlights from dried condensation. I did some searching but did not find a definite answer. Has anyone done this before?

I have heard of putting rubbing alcohol, and clr it.

I do not wanna take it apart, just wanna find the safest and easy way thanks.
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I don't think it's possible to clean them without taking them apart?
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You need to take them apart, clean them really good and re seal them better or you will have the same reacquiring issue.
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And while you've got them apart, you might as well PAINT THEM!!
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To clean them you have to bake them open?
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Bake them, or heat gun. Other members have reported that the inside of the housing is VERY EASY to scratch, so make sure not to use anything even remotely abrasive on them.
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Default Re: Help Cleaning Inside Of Fogged Headlights

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To clean them you have to bake them open?
The insides yes.

And I agree might as well paint them while you are in there. And the re-seal is the most important part by far to prevent this in the future. Also loose bulb connections can let condensation in make sure they are all tight when you are done!

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mmmmm i guess is time for me to man up and do this mod,im getting all kinds of condensation in them.
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mmmmm i guess is time for me to man up and do this mod,im getting all kinds of condensation in them.
Do it! I was scared for as long time but after I did it, I never had any issues! Just take your time...

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Default Re: Help Cleaning Inside Of Fogged Headlights



thanks for for the helps guys!!

This is my 3rd time taking my headlights out, so I took my time and spend two days re-sealing it with black rtv sealant. I also tried putting a couple drops of water to see if it was still leaking but nothing at all. So for insurance i put a little more on, and 2 days later condensation came BACK! I was so pissed off, makes me wanna buy new headlights with factory hids.
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thanks for for the helps guys!!

This is my 3rd time taking my headlights out, so I took my time and spend two days re-sealing it with black rtv sealant. I also tried putting a couple drops of water to see if it was still leaking but nothing at all. So for insurance i put a little more on, and 2 days later condensation came BACK! I was so pissed off, makes me wanna buy new headlights with factory hids.
You should have used this: http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=792

Costs $15 bucks.

Will seal your headlights perfectly.

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thanks for for the helps guys!!

This is my 3rd time taking my headlights out, so I took my time and spend two days re-sealing it with black rtv sealant. I also tried putting a couple drops of water to see if it was still leaking but nothing at all. So for insurance i put a little more on, and 2 days later condensation came BACK! I was so pissed off, makes me wanna buy new headlights with factory hids.
Make sure the seals on your plugs are in good condition.

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You should have used this: http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=792

Costs $15 bucks.

Will seal your headlights perfectly.

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Nice find Eddy...I've wondered where you would find the headlight sealant!
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