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post #1 of 8 Old 10-19-2008, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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headlamp fog removal

I just had a quick tip for TEMPORARY removal of the infamous fog/haze on the headlights.

Use a little bit of motor oil (wd-40 works too) on a rag to buff out the haze. Works great for a few days, then needs to be repeated. Has something to do with the oil filling in the cracks on the plastic/glass gives the illusion of a smooth surface.

Any other tips for clearing up this haze?

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-19-2008, 11:05 PM
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I just had a quick tip for TEMPORARY removal of the infamous fog/haze on the headlights.

Use a little bit of motor oil (wd-40 works too) on a rag to buff out the haze. Works great for a few days, then needs to be repeated. Has something to do with the oil filling in the cracks on the plastic/glass gives the illusion of a smooth surface.

Any other tips for clearing up this haze?
you can try a clear coat paint. It will do the same thing as wd40 with respect to filling in the cracks.

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post #3 of 8 Old 10-19-2008, 11:47 PM
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-20-2008, 12:36 AM
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wet sanding seems to be the best method followed my some polishing compound
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-20-2008, 08:32 AM
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replacement works the best that I've found..... I tried wet sanding and buffing, I tried plastic polish, I tried Toothpaste, oil actually dries the lenses out and makes them brittle after time.

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post #6 of 8 Old 12-03-2008, 07:50 PM
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Toothpaste + Peanut Butter (about 50/50) + a touch of water...

Mix it up, get some 2k grit sand paper, and apply.

It clumps up and doesnt seem to "spread" on the headlight, but it will still work. It's the wet sanding and the moisture left from the mixture that works. At least it did for me. For denser fog use a lower grit paper, like 600 or 1k.
Good luck.
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post #7 of 8 Old 12-03-2008, 07:52 PM
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toothpaste
Toothpaste + Peanut Butter (about 50/50) + a touch of water...

Mix it up, get some 2k grit sand paper, and apply.

It clumps up and doesnt seem to "spread" on the headlight, but it will still work. It's the wet sanding and the moisture left from the mixture that works. At least it did for me. For denser fog use a lower grit paper, like 600 or 1k. Then add some wax or some people have had luck with some armor-all products.
Good Luck.
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-04-2008, 05:30 AM
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i just bought this compound in a blue bottle at auto zone the other day said removes headlight yellowness and hazyness. put some on a rag and rubbed in for a minute then rubbed off with another rag and it took all the yellowish and haze off almost looks brand new again. was like 5 bux or sumthin on the end of the aisle.
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