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Old 04-20-2011, 04:35 PM   #1
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Headlights.

Okay, so if this is the wrong place sorry. But my headlights hace been "fogging" up. Is there anyway I can fix this? Or do I need to just get new head lights?
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Okay, so if this is the wrong place sorry. But my headlights hace been "fogging" up. Is there anyway I can fix this? Or do I need to just get new head lights?
Yep. It's some work though. I believe you have to sand them down with a couple different grains of sand paper. I'd double check cause I havn't done mine in a long time. I forgot all the steps and materials
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Re: Headlights.

here ya go

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Re: Headlights.

Thank you!

Since I've already posted a head-lights topic, Im just gonna say/ask this.
Chrome Mustang Projector LED Headlight and LED Taillight Combo Kit (99-04) at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!
Are those good headlights/tail-lights for a red 04 Mustang? For future refrence.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:18 PM   #5
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Re: Headlights.

Do you have yellowing/hazing on the exterior of the lights or do you have moisture inside the housing?
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:03 PM   #6
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Moisture.
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Re: Headlights.

Then you need to check for cracks and make sure everything is sealing as it is supposed to.

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Old 04-20-2011, 08:21 PM   #8
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Re: Headlights.

Well its been there since I got the car.
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Well its been there since I got the car.
Understood, but you still need to check to make sure they're sealed and able to lock out moisture

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Old 04-20-2011, 08:24 PM   #10
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Re: Headlights.

Yea, I understand, just stating. I didnt look at the headlights much so yea. Thanks for the info everyone.
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Re: Headlights.

The headlights you showed from American Muscle are really nice. Are you sure you like the tail lights though? Its all up to you, to each their own. Those comments originally were to help you with foggy headlights from wear and tear on the outside lens (not moisture inside). Also you will notice that when you purchase new headlights now a days, it instructs you to use clear silicone and caulk the edges to avoid possible moisture getting back inside.
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:07 AM   #12
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Re: Headlights.

One last thing regarding your headlights and tail lights. double check anytime you are considering purchasing Halo head lights that they are using CCFL technology, otherwise you'll be disappointed with how dim they are (Maybe those are! I'm not sure, that's all). But they do look amazing on your generation New Edge Mustang.
Also an option that looks really sharp with your taillights is to get a plug in harness Sequential Kit with relay.
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Jus get new headlights from American muscle follow the sealing instructions to seal em with silicone... Do yourself the favor
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seal em with silicone
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My third break light has moisture it's a b well you
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Re: Headlights.

FWIW - I have 'baked' headlights to get the moisture out... basically pulling them out of the vehicle, placing them in the oven with the largest opening upwards (lens down on a soft pad) and turning the oven to about 225*

The heat will evaporate the moisture and as long as you have the opening upwards it will escape leaving your lenses clear and dry. Reinstall and seal them up with silicone to prevent it from happening again and you're done.

Just have to monitor them closely and not allow them to get too hot so you don't warp anything.
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FWIW - I have 'baked' headlights to get the moisture out... basically pulling them out of the vehicle, placing them in the oven with the largest opening upwards (lens down on a soft pad) and turning the oven to about 225*

The heat will evaporate the moisture and as long as you have the opening upwards it will escape leaving your lenses clear and dry. Reinstall and seal them up with silicone to prevent it from happening again and you're done.

Just have to monitor them closely and not allow them to get too hot so you don't warp anything.
Awesome advice.

I'll remember this. I just put some new lights in last week and sealed them.
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Re: Headlights.

I got a kit from 3M last weekend for my drill that had few different sand paper discs and a polish. Not quite like new, but they were quite yellow before and now look reasonably new. kit was like 19 bucks and still have few of each disc left, probably do my sons car this weekend.
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Re: Headlights.

fogging up as in condensation or getting cloudy due to improper upkeep?
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