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Old 05-24-2012, 06:56 PM   #1
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I'm having some issues with visibility at night. I have smoked lenses which I know limit the light that passes through. I just got some brighter bulbs which helped some, but it's still pretty dim. I can't really tell if they're oxidized, but I need to get to where I can see better. Any advice?
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Well the lens are pretty dark...supposedly brighter Xenons are supposed to make up for the lost brightness, but I can imagine the output still isn't like the stock lens.

HID's (high intensity discharge) lights are real bright, but the kits are pricey.

It is possible to separate the lens from the housing in order to clean up any oxidation or buildup inside the lens.

I'm not sure if any of those oxidation removal kits or polishes really work...maybe someone with experience with them will chime in.
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Well the lens are pretty dark...supposedly brighter Xenons are supposed to make up for the lost brightness, but I can imagine the output still isn't like the stock lens.

HID's (high intensity discharge) lights are real bright, but the kits are pricey.

It is possible to separate the lens from the housing in order to clean up any oxidation or buildup inside the lens.

I'm not sure if any of those oxidation removal kits or polishes really work...maybe someone with experience with them will chime in.
Yes they do if you do it right...I got the mothers one...as long as you sand it right (follow directions) and then polish it (pay close attention cause you can burn the plastic) they look great!! I would get hid...you can find kits for $30 and use them for their light while you save up for a better quality version
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:13 AM   #4
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Did you smoke your headlights or did someone else? Did they use black spray paint or cleat with black in it?
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:37 AM   #5
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It's tinted lenses from americanmuscle, and I think I got it to work, I sanded it off really easy with some fine wet sand paper and cleaned it good afterwards, they seem a lot brighter now. Thanks guys!
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