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Old 22nd November 2019, 13:21   #1
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Hi my headlamps not clear tried to clean bt it looks like dirt inside,what do i do?

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Old 22nd November 2019, 13:26   #2
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[QUOTE=Paul Taurai Chitsaka;2777444]Hi my headlamps not clear tried to clean bt it looks like dirt inside,what do i do?

Paul

You need to clean them with something like this, as the UV protection has deteriorated


https://www.3m.co.uk/3M/en_GB/compan...3240875&rt=rud

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Old 22nd November 2019, 16:13   #3
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Looking at your picture I think you have to be a bit braver and more aggressive. I used 800/1200 grade wet & dry paper to remove the cloudy layer, a bit scary and you wonder if they’ll ever be clear again but works, and then some mildly abrasive polish (I used Brasso) and a rotary polishing cloth (on a drill), comes up like new and finally as per previous poster some UV sealant.

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If the lamps have their rear dust caps in place, they'll not be so bad internally. If you go ahead with the usual abrasives and polishing solution, be sure to treat the polished lenses with a UV stabiliser laquer otherwise you'll be repeating the job in next to no time. Not sure how many abrasive cleanups a headlamp lens will take. I doubt it's many so the re-laquering treatment is a must. You can get aerosols for around £10 in the UK.


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