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bzkurt
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Restoring headlights? Reply with quote

Hey guys

I'm hoping to restore my both of my headlights as they are a bit dull and have a build up of condensation. How should I go about doing this? I've read that baking the headlights at a low temp will removed all condensation. Also, I've heard of people scrubbing their headlights with toothpaste to remove the dullness that comes with age.

Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated

Thanks guys
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pm the head light guru nick05 Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok fella......if they HAVE water in them ..? they are leaking ...so best to pull them apart and do the job as best you can "PROPERLY " ...the first time.. Very Happy

i USE a big arse 6 burner bbq to get mine apart... Very Happy Smiley ( with a lid ! ) how some other peeps have got them apart, i dont know because these ARE ....a big bloody light...!
but....a lot of your dirt / misting WILL be inside the faces as well... Suprised Very Happy and of course you can remove the orange ticker cover while your at it as well. Cool just this "mod" makes the stock 147 lights 100% better from the word go.. Very Happy good luck...nick . Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

why does this come up so often....

i used an oven for mine, 150 C chucked them in, left them for 2mins, checked the goo, then let them sit for another minute til i considered it soft enough to rip apart!

i had two immaculate headlights, on the 2nd one, i decided to drop the temp and leave it in about 30secs longer...fukd it was so cut, couldnt believe it, so make sure u check it often!
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NICK 05
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed ...as above :: REMEMBER......(30 seconds ) IS ALL it takes to go from a headlight to a melted mass of plastic.................!!! Nervous Nervous
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Set the temperature at 60 deg, do not place the light on any metal or otherwise solid conductor.

Use cardboard and then you can pretty much have the lights in for as long as you want. It won't turn to a melted mess but will soften the glue.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies everyone, it was greatly appreciate!

I'll get onto it and see if I can post some pics later on

Just out of curiosity, how much would a brand new pair of plastic lights be?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bzkurt wrote:
Just out of curiosity, how much would a brand new pair of plastic lights be?


http://www.amayama.com/search/?q=81120%E2%80%9130694

That's each side too..
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chappo wrote:
bzkurt wrote:
Just out of curiosity, how much would a brand new pair of plastic lights be?


http://www.amayama.com/search/?q=81120%E2%80%9130694

That's each side too..


infused with gold dust they are!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Theres a few second habd ones over here; $150-250 price range each
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for THAT money "chappo" posted up..........you CAN buy NEW (lexus gs300 glass lights / indicators )
from the UK....in your hands ... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chappo wrote:
bzkurt wrote:
Just out of curiosity, how much would a brand new pair of plastic lights be?


http://www.amayama.com/search/?q=81120%E2%80%9130694

That's each side too..


Ouch, ill pass lol
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bzkurt wrote:
Thanks for the replies everyone, it was greatly appreciate!

I'll get onto it and see if I can post some pics later on

Just out of curiosity, how much would a brand new pair of plastic lights be?


you can get the glass uk spec headflights
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my headlights were dull and flat white, borderline yellow and could not see in them at all - mate hit it with a cut and polish while he did my paint - they are crystal clear now Smile took like 30secs each light lol
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not pissing on your parade here...." godfather"....BUT..... the chances are you will be doing them again in about 2 months time.....?

YOU CAN...once you have them as clean as they CAN get..? (VINYL COVER ) them ...
this will keep the faces clear / yellow free for a fair while... Very Happy ebay is your friend here for this product , and not eexxyy at all to buy..! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Godfather wrote:
my headlights were dull and flat white, borderline yellow and could not see in them at all - mate hit it with a cut and polish while he did my paint - they are crystal clear now Smile took like 30secs each light lol


can attest you couldnt see through them at all!!

that front main work out for you Adrian?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NICK 05 wrote:
not pissing on your parade here...." godfather"....BUT..... the chances are you will be doing them again in about 2 months time.....?

YOU CAN...once you have them as clean as they CAN get..? (VINYL COVER ) them ...
this will keep the faces clear / yellow free for a fair while... Very Happy ebay is your friend here for this product , and not eexxyy at all to buy..! Smile


if my mate hadnt done them while he was buffing my car i wouldn't have bothered lol - doesnt really phase me lol just adds to the whole street stealth thing im going for Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woggin wrote:
The Godfather wrote:
my headlights were dull and flat white, borderline yellow and could not see in them at all - mate hit it with a cut and polish while he did my paint - they are crystal clear now Smile took like 30secs each light lol


can attest you couldnt see through them at all!!

that front main work out for you Adrian?


haha yeah they were pretty bad!! but all clear now!!

and yes thanks for helping my mate out - car has since put down like 500rwkw on run in haha final tune 2moro most prob... in box me!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just fyi, got in touch with my toyota guy and he didnt bother giving me the actual price but >$1000NZD each!!! Plus a wait from japan
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