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Old 05-21-2014, 08:24 PM   #1
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Fogged up headlights help.

I have a 1999 mustang with the headlights fogged up. What can I do to fix this short of buying new headlights
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I tried every de-fogger available on the market, none worked. I eventually just bought new headlights.
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Well crap that sucks..
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American Muscle has the nicest selection of headlights. Secondly, Craigslist auto parts usually has headlights for your year cheap.

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I actually used goo gone and it worked well
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I actually used goo gone and it worked well

Really? I might try that first.
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Yeah it worked on three cars that I have tried it on, and for serious stuff that would not come up try xylene but not to much of it, don't want it to eat the lense.
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Yeah it worked on three cars that I have tried it on, and for serious stuff that would not come up try xylene but not to much of it, don't want it to eat the lense.

Alright thanks!
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Fogged from the inside or outside? Toothpaste works and MOTHERS also has compound (3 stage kit). If its from the inside then the seal is broke

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Get them nice and smooth and High Gloss Acrylic Clear makes them nice and shiny. Followed by super fine wetsanding and Rub & Buff them out. Like new

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Be careful with the Goo Gone. Mine got chunky and are now uneven (aligatored) Someone before must have put something on the surface that didnt agree. Lol

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Acrylic Clear coated.

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Well I got to looking and I can't figure out how to take the lense off the headlight. I tried wedging it but I felt like I was going to break it. How do I get it off?
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Google video - remove headlights 99 mustang

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How to videos come up. There are 2 pins in the top of them holding them in. You have to twist them out and they pull up.

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Don't twist em. Pull em straight up. I tried goo gone and it sucked
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I have a 1999 mustang with the headlights fogged up. What can I do to fix this short of buying new headlights

if you go to your local auto shop they actually have a lense cleaner. it works real good! and it's cheap
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I used some 10 dollar turtle wax lens restorer and it cleared mine up. They were foggy yellow and now there pretty clear. Cheap and easy.

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Well the people that had the car before me glued the lense onto the headlight so I might just buy some new headlights
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if you go to your local auto shop they actually have a lense cleaner. it works real good! and it's cheap
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Toothpaste worked for me

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Well the people that had the car before me glued the lense onto the headlight so I might just buy some new headlights
That explains it. On an F-150 forum I used to frequent, the trick to making a set of F-150 headlights to be like the Harley-Davidson edition (black-out) was to remove the headlight buckets, heat them at 350 degrees in the oven (to soften the sealant/glue), pull off the lenses, paint the insides, then re-seal with silicone.

Problem was, if you did not get off ALL the old sealent first, the re-applied sealint would not allow the lenses to be perfectly sealed, and the first rain or vehicle wash would get water into the inside, and they would fog.

Never, never drill holes into a headlight housing in thinking this will vent the headlight housings. They already have a vent tube, so additional holes only act to allow water to enter the housings and aid in the fogging.

And beware of low cost headlight replacements. There's a lot of cheap stuff out there that also fogs up. Get quality replacements.
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I am helping restore a 2000 and a set of headlights are cheap. The plastic lenses will only last so long without being cleaned on a regular basis Once they have gone past a certain point, they will not clean.
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High Gloss acylic clear restores them nicely

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Wet sanding them between 4-5 coats is KING!!

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