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    Hey bromatoes i just installed some awesome 10,000k hids on my truck and my headlights are so foggy that i cant quite show off the brilliance of the new headlights. does anybody have any recommendations on headlight stuff i can buy cuz i dont really want to buy new headlights

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    Dry them out then seal them up. Are they stock headlights brodine?
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    yea they are stock and i meant the front plastic is faded reallly bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadhoeft View Post
    yea they are stock and i meant the front plastic is faded reallly bad
    Never used it but heard good reviews about it. http://www.carid.com/mothers-auto-de...s-2063525.html

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    ^ we sell and use the Mothers headlight restore kits. Good stuff and not very expensive.
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    Mother's sold me with their headlight product. I first used it on the wife's Susuki. The headlights were really bad. After several applications using the their sponge and liquid cleaner the turned out looking new. I also used it on my Tundra where a few foggy spots had developed and Mother's cleaned them right up. It does take persistence and following the application directions.
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    Mothers is a great product. I used it on mine but somehow one of the headlights has oxidation on the inside so Im gonna separate the light and use it as an excuse to put in some halos. Told the wife I was saving money by removing the oxidation myself!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmartin1110 View Post
    Mothers is a great product. I used it on mine but somehow one of the headlights has oxidation on the inside so Im gonna separate the light and use it as an excuse to put in some halos. Told the wife I was saving money by removing the oxidation myself!!
    Smart thinking, I should place that idea in my back pocket.
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    I professionally restore headlight lenses at my work. The process we use there is as follows;

    1) Sand with 800 grit
    2) Sand with 1500 grit
    3) Sand with 3000 grit
    4) Buff using rubbing compound and a medium-cut foam buffing pad
    5) Finish buffing with a machine polish and fine cut foam buffing pad

    That brings the lenses to a like-new shine, but they usually start fading again after a few months due to UV exposure if they're not waxed consistently. What I do at home is as follows;

    1) Sand with 800 grit
    2) Sand with 1200 grit
    3) Sand with 2000 or 3000 grit
    4) Apply automotive-grade clear coat with hardener and let dry
    5) Sand any orange peel with 2000 / 3000 grit without going through the clear, until the headlight surface is completely smooth.
    6) Buff with rubbing compound and a fine cut foam buffing pad
    7) Finish buff with machine polish and a fine cut foam buffing pad

    This process takes a lot more (obviously), but provides UV protection for the lenses to prevent them from fogging up again. So far my lenses have been cleared for over 2 years, no difference in visibility, and no signs of fading at all.
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    not to thread jack, but my headlights lenses (depos) are starting to spider a tad bit. They look like they are cracking very very fine lines. Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hooper_design View Post
    not to thread jack, but my headlights lenses (depos) are starting to spider a tad bit. They look like they are cracking very very fine lines. Any ideas?
    Get new ones.
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    these are my second damn pair! I need new Tails before headlights

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