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    2000 Deville headlight lenses - cleaning and color

    Hello, I don't mean to double-post, but I've been having problems with my headlights. Both of them looks foggy on the top parts and the lower looks good. I have used a couple of products, but nonthing seems to work. I am just about to replace both of them which is a pain, but I love my car. Attached below is picture of both of the headlights.

    photo 1.JPG
    photo 2.JPG

    Also, does anyone have any recommendations for the lights? I mean, the lights I have currently are nice, but is there a specific kind of light that will shine better? How are LED's, they look nice, But I don't want to be annoying to people driving in the opposite direction. I would like to get blue LED's, since I am a firefighter, but I dunno if its legal here in New York. Any advice is always appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vctrfs
    Hello, I don't mean to double-post, but I've been having problems with my headlights. Both of them looks foggy on the top parts and the lower looks good. I have used a couple of products, but nonthing seems to work. I am just about to replace both of them which is a pain, but I love my car. Attached below is picture of both of the headlights.

    <img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=129354"/>
    <img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=129362"/>

    Also, does anyone have any recommendations for the lights? I mean, the lights I have currently are nice, but is there a specific kind of light that will shine better? How are LED's, they look nice, But I don't want to be an annoying prick on people driving in the opposite direction. I would like to get blue LED's, since I am a firefighter, but I dunno if its legal here in New York. Any advice is always appreciated!
    LEDs won't work well due you not having led reflectors. The reflectors you have are not designed for LEDs and will scatter the light in an undesired fashion. Google PIAA bulbs. They have some with the blue light.

    The 3m headlight restore kit works well when u follow the directions. I used blue magic on mine which worked great. Mothers kit works well too.

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    Re: 2000 Deville headlight lenses - cleaning and color

    The reason your headlights become foggy like that is because the UV protection is gone, most of these $20 kit headlights restore fade away after a few months and you have to re-coat, so I opted to use a clear-coat with UV protection and followed this guys guide when I did mine out, http://cl.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=784053 It may be a little more expensive since you need compound/polish/wax but seems to me to be the better alrenative

    P.S Which ever way you decide to go, you will notice the crack in your passenger side light a lot more

    Just looking around, this looks to be superior http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...lant-idea.html

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    Re: 2000 Deville headlight lenses - cleaning and color

    Quote Originally Posted by vctrfs View Post
    Hello, I don't mean to double-post, but I've been having problems with my headlights. Both of them looks foggy on the top parts and the lower looks good. I have used a couple of products, but nonthing seems to work. I am just about to replace both of them which is a pain, but I love my car. Attached below is picture of both of the headlights.

    Attachment 129354
    Attachment 129362

    Also, does anyone have any recommendations for the lights? I mean, the lights I have currently are nice, but is there a specific kind of light that will shine better? How are LED's, they look nice, But I don't want to be annoying to people driving in the opposite direction. I would like to get blue LED's, since I am a firefighter, but I dunno if its legal here in New York. Any advice is always appreciated!
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    if you are willing to put a couple hours of work into the headlights -
    the 3M kit is the best -

    I have restored hundreds of headlights -
    and you can expect results like this -
    right before.jpg right after.jpg
    and with the special coating some of my friends and I have developed -
    the results are premanant - NOT temporary -
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    is there a specific kind of light that will shine better
    your car uses HALOGEN bulbs -
    PIAA brand halogen bulbs put out the most useable light -
    and are expensive -
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    How are LED's -
    Light Emitting Diode -
    LED type lights are used for brake lights -
    and sometimes turn signal lights -
    never for headlights -

    you might be thinking of HID lights -
    High Intensity Discharge -
    these ARE much brighter -
    but need a special lens to concentrate the light -
    and are NOT legal in a reflector type housing - like your car has -

    and any color headlight other than white are illegal in all 50 states -

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