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    Cleaned the Headlights interior - Wow!

    What was GM thinking with that design? I've never seen such a bassackward setup! Luckily the Denatured Alcohol worked for the most part. It seems that some of the silver/chrome came loose...but not a lot.

    Think I'm going to do the bake trick this holiday. Paint the suckers black interior. Also going to pick up a Headlight Cleaning kit. There is a lot of road grime/haze on the exterior of the lenses.

    We'll see how they work tonight in the dark. Had to use a hairdryer to speed up the drying process. Stupid clouds kept hiding the sun and I wasn't in the mood to wait. Hairdryer worked really well actually. Made sure to use the hole where the HID bulb goes since it's a metal part. Was worried the hairdryer would melt the plastic.









    FYI: If you've never seen the abovementioned "baking headlights" mod, here is a link to when I did my F-250
    http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...arley-mod.html

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    Re: Cleaned the Headlights interior - Wow!

    Rubbing alcohol would work too right?

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    I used plain tap water to clean the housings out

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    Most any alcohol will work. Somewhere around 1/5 alchohol, 4/5 distilled water. Water must be distilled or you'll have spots.

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    Re: Cleaned the Headlights interior - Wow!

    I had a gallon jug of di water I used.

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    Re: Cleaned the Headlights interior - Wow!

    what did they look like before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage
    Most any alcohol will work. Somewhere around 1/5 alchohol, 4/5 distilled water. Water must be distilled or you'll have spots.
    I didn't have spots after I cleaned mine and I used only water

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    Try with some hard water .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage
    Try with some hard water .
    Ahh I see hard water stains uncool

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    Re: Cleaned the Headlights interior - Wow!

    Quote Originally Posted by z0lt3c View Post
    what did they look like before?
    I don't have a good pic of the heads from before...here is the night I bought it. mostly haze over the low beams





    guess I bumped the settings while assembling. need to re-aim tomorrow. light output is way up though. happy with this "mod"...'er, would that be preventative maintenance?

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    Maintenance, but not preventative.

    Now you need to sand/polish the outside. The tops look a little yellow.

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    Re: Cleaned the Headlights interior - Wow!

    yep, I have a can of polishing compound somewhere in the garage. can't find it of course. going to grab a can at Walmart tomorrow rather than destroy the garage looking for it. been 2-3 yrs since I used it, so might have dried out anyways

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tylus
    yep, I have a can of polishing compound somewhere in the garage. can't find it of course. going to grab a can at Walmart tomorrow rather than destroy the garage looking for it. been 2-3 yrs since I used it, so might have dried out anyways
    Let me know what kind you get as my passenger side needs polishing due to being in the sun

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