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post #1 of 10 Old 03-25-2010, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Any Good Foggy Headlight Write-Ups?

Sorry for making a new thread of a fairly popular issue, but i did so much searching of write-ups and how-to's, but all the threads i found were just showoffs! lol, are there any good write-ups on clearing up foggy headlights?
i was thinking of going the 1000 grit then 2000 grit method. Is it self explanitory to take off the headlights and put them back together?

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NVM! Found one!
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/w...al-mod-494045/

Do i really have to stick my headlights in the oven in order to remove the plastic bulb colvers to sand the inside? will sanding only the outside do any good?

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post #2 of 10 Old 03-25-2010, 11:43 PM
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I used blue magic lens restorer on both my ZJs and it restored the lenses to perfectly clear! i had already tried a bunch of diff. polishing compounds and a DA sander before that with minimal results. I got it at kragen/oriely parts store. i can post after pics but i dont have any befores.
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post #3 of 10 Old 03-26-2010, 12:45 AM
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yeah the blue magic is amazing, i tried wet sanding the headlights on my car up to 3000grit, but its still a little could, but the one i just used blue magic is amazing.

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half way down:
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post #5 of 10 Old 03-26-2010, 06:13 AM
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That was my posting. I used the 3M headlight restoration kit and it did a great job. Took about 20 minutes per light to do. The kit was $25 at Autozone which is a whole lot cheaper than buying new ones. Here is a picture of the front after it was done. As you can see they are as clear now as the glass lens Hella's. Well worth the little bit of money and time if you ask me.


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to use the polishes, did you guys have to heat up the headlights and pry out the front piece to get the inside? or did it do just fine only on the outside?
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to use the polishes, did you guys have to heat up the headlights and pry out the front piece to get the inside? or did it do just fine only on the outside?
In my case all I did was polish the outside of the lens. If you have moisture etc inside I am not sure what the solution would be.

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Normally I would just recommend buying replacements from 4WD Hardware. Certainly better than wasting alot of time and elbow grease. I just checked the prices and could not believe it! You WJ guys are getting screwed compared to us ZJ guys.

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For the difference in looks of the headlights as new from the ZJ to WJ, I'll happily take that screwing.

Replacements really are nice if you have more $ than time with 0 concern that they'll cloud back over again.

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post #10 of 10 Old 03-30-2010, 08:08 PM
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the inside of mine were perfectly fine.
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