------------- i have the plastic light lenses on my car they were all foggy and yellowish i put a small buffer pad on a drill applied sone mild polishing compound on it and buffed away then did it with wax they came out like brand new it was very easy -----------------------------------
Cleaning a dirty headlight lens requires a product or products and techniques suited to the material the lens is made of and the kind of "dirt" on the lens. Let's look.
Generally the problem is oxidation, If uninhibited it will form naturally on acrylics exposed to heat and moisture creating a thin veil over the lens that gets thicker over time. There are two ways to address oxidation.
There is the easy way:
1. Use a acrylic lens deoxidizer,
I recommend Pittman Original ALR. its a non abrasive DIY solution that takes seconds
Or you could do it the hard way
2. Use a polish , which is abrasive which I don't advise for oxidation removal on acrylic or plastic.
First you need to have a better understanding about headlight construction before you start.
A lens could be made of glass. In this case, just about any glass cleaner would work. (Avoid abrasives; they could scratch the glass.) If road tar or tree sap is the problem, a solvent will be needed, and car parts places as well as good hardware stores have what you need.
In the case of a plastic lens, cleaning is accomplished with glass or plastic cleaner in a manner similar to what is used on a glass lens. If road tar or other gunk that is not water soluble ends up on the lens, a solvent is called for. Be sure to get one that won't attack the plastic. (Try a tiny amount in a lower corner before applying it wholesale.) Lastly, a plastic lens can oxidize where a glass lens will not. Often we see a plastic lens take on a "white-ish" or possibly a "frosted" look. In this case, the surface layer of the plastic will have to be removed, and it will have to be "polished off" by some means.
The reconditioning of a plastic auto headlight lens is probably best left to professionals who have equipment as well as the appropriate polishing compound (s). But if you are a hard core do-it-yourselfer, start researching the materials and equipment you'll need to do the job. There are kits out there you might try, too. Do your homework, and begin at an auto parts place, hit some body shops, and particularly some big auto detail shops. Certainly the web can help.
The answer to how to clean your headlight lens depends on how dirty your lens is. If it just has bug juice and road grime any good car soap will clean it, just be carefull not to scratch the plastic. However if your lens is really yellowed or the clear coat cracked then you will need kit designed to clean the lens.
To clean the inside headlight lens on a ford ranger just simply remove the cap and clean.
it's a bad headlight, the seal is broken on the lens.
There are products and kits available to clean/buff the headlight lens at most parts stores. You can also look into brighter headlight bulbs. See sources and related links below.
Place a small amount of lens-cleaning fluid on a clean sheet of lens paper. Make one small circular pass on the lens and toss out. If lens is still dirty - repeat.
There are a number of Headlight cleaning kits available, some work, some don't. Google Clean your headlight lens, and call or research the companies to find the best.
They make kits for that. See an autoparts store.
put the headlight in the oven at about 215 degrees for about 5 min then pull the lens off the housing, clean it then use some automotive glue and push the lens back in. look it up on YouTube very simple
Try using a carwax and a clean shop towel and scrub the lens surface like your polishing your car paint. It takes a while of rubbing but it worked in my 2003 corolla.
make sure the contacts are clean and plugged in properly
I used 800, 1000, 2000 sandpaper then buffed with rubbing compound.
Cleaning Foggy HeadlightsFog is a description used to describe oxidation that sits on the surface of Plastic headlights. It comes from the UV layer deteriorating because of exposure to the elements. The only way to clean the headlight is to first remove the decomposed plastic then put on a new coat of protectant.There are several ways to do this. The easiest is to have a professional come out and clean your headlight lens. The next is to purchase a kit designed for that purpose. Some kits require the use of a drill or a buffer, some do not. Search "headlight lens cleaner" on the internet for the options available. The most expensive is to replace the headlight lens.
If your headlight lens need surface oxidation cleaned from them you do not need to remove them. You can clean them on the car with Pittman's Original One Step Acrylic lens restorer. It takes only a few seconds for each lens and does not require any tools. http://www.ibc34.com/Before-and-After.html
how to replace the headlight
If you want to remove the BMW headlight lens simply follow the user manual.
My Beetle is a 2002 it had some bad yellowing of the headlights, I tried The Headlight Solution at headlightsolution.net , the advanced headlight restoration kit worked great, it was fast, and easy. Good Luck.
Really it could be any number of reasons. From the lens being dirty, damaged wiring, alternator failing, or battery failing.
i have dropted the bulb into the headlight and i want to remove the lens to get it out any ideas thanks
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Actually.. to take the headlight lens apart, put the Oven on 200, put the headlight assembly in oven for a few minutes at a time, as the headlight assy heats up, the adhesive will loosen up making it easy to remove the lens. For a demonstration, go to Youtube and type in "How to remove headlight lens from assembly"
After you take the headlight out, remove the metal clips holding the lens on. The lens has to be pried off because there is silicone there to keep it together
The headlight assembly can be changed, but not just the actual clear lens on the front. See "Related Questions" below for how to remove the headlight assembly, and also how to clean them