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Old 09-24-2012, 12:01 PM   #1
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Cleaning inside of headlights

I've done the 3m Kit on my Mach's now and still unhappy with the results. One is good the other still hazed. I've noticed what I think is the culprit - the inside of the lense is the dirty. So I figured this weekend I'd clean the lenses and while they're off paint the insides black. Can anyone recommend what to clean the inside with> I found another forum that said NOT to use isopryol alcohol. Would Stoner's and a clean microfiber work? Might buy a set of clear Laminx for them to.

Also I think they are misaimed but I've found the ways to aim them correctly already.


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If they are like mine, they will need to be split open and have the inside polished with 1000, 1500, 2000 grit, then compound.
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If they are like mine, they will need to be split open and have the inside polished with 1000, 1500, 2000 grit, then compound.
So I can polish the insides similar to how to I did the outsides? Like with the 3m kit I used?
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ive found, the kits dont "finish" the job. a good compound is needed after the final sanding to get the results. having a RA polisher also helps but, not needed.
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So I can polish the insides similar to how to I did the outsides? Like with the 3m kit I used?
Yes, but you have to split the housings open, which they weren't designed to do. (I haven't bothered to) There should be a how-to for headlight painting.
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Oh I know about using heat gun and putty knife the crack them open, and using butyl rubber to seal them back, thanks though!!

I tried putting Klasse Sealant Glaze on them since it has UV protection, but I'm guessing that's what hazed them up after I did them with the 3M kit. Think I'm going to order some OEMs off of ebay (I found them for $30 a pop brand new OEM) and swap the lenses and grab some Laminx when I can.
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