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Old 06-27-2013, 11:45 AM   #11
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^using the top of a wood stove. Damn, now that's country lol. Since I have no stove its heat gun for me. Was able to open a set of lights pretty easily.

Those spider cracks you mention most likely would not be dirt. Might be the plastic due to age. Usually they are on the outside of the lense which would then require sanding and polishing to get rid of them.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:10 PM   #12
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What should I use to re-seal them up? I know I should stick them in the oven but after I take them out, do I need to do anything to them?

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Old 06-27-2013, 06:04 PM   #13
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All you need to do before resealing is remove the old sealer silicone from both the lens and headlight backing.

To reseal mine, I just used common Home Depot clear silicone sealer. I've never had any problem with moister condensing on the lenses.
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No, they aren't foggy, I think it is just dirt. However it is in a pretty weird formation, almost like very fine spider web cracks, so I guess we will see. But yeah, any idea what I should use provided its just dirt?

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Yep, it is definetely inside.

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Those spiderwebs are from light deterioration. Sunlight and the heat from the headlights themselves cause that. You could use the 3M resurfacing kit ($20) that you can find in a Wal-Mart; but I recently saw a whole host of new stuff from Meguire's at a detailing-supply tent at the All Ford Nationals vendor area... there looked to be a three step (three chemicals/products) way to take care of clear plastics.

I was particularly interested because I have some '04 EDM Inpro smoked tail lights that have developed a snow-flake-looking substance above the colored tail light lenses inside... I almost bought all three and tried to bake them apart to deal with it...
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I know of a couple people who have use clear or black exterior silicone caulk supposedly with no problems. I'm not sure about rtv as one friend tried it and he said it was very messy. I myself am using butyl rubber windscreen sealant to reseal my lights. Its the same exact stuff The Retrofit Source uses.
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I used black RTV silicone the first time to seal mine, DO NOT DO IT!!!! The gases it gave off hazed up the inside of the lenses, google it, there are numerous reports of this. I then used clear GE Silicone II, and 3 months later, zero problems with moisture, and is very clean and easy to use.
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Those fine cracks won't go away.



I did mine a month ago, the small cracks are still there. If you look hard enough in person you can see them. Plastic gets old , nothing you can do.
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