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Offline Matt CLC#18621

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  • Name: Matt Shafer
2003 CTS Headlight Covers
« on: November 18, 2012, 06:42:26 PM »
2003 CTS Headlight Covers are fogged-out, what type of abrasive sand paper and/or cleaner should be used to make them clear?

Thanks,

Matt
CLC #18621

Offline Gene Beaird

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  • Name: Gene Beaird
Re: 2003 CTS Headlight Covers
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 02:32:41 PM »
There are headlight lens 'refinishing' kits like below on the market:

http://www.eastwood.com/headlight-refinishing-kit.html

Just about every wax or polish vendor makes them.  You should be able to find 3 or 4 type kits in your local parts house. 

While they do a decent job of clearing the haze and helping with the discoloration, you'll find that a car that's used, or stored outside will soon have hazy, yellowed lenses again in less than a year.  I'd probably clean what you have, just so you can use the car, but look for NOS, or lightly used replacements.  You may be able to fit ones off a newer model and maybe even still find them at the dealer, although they're probably not cheap.

Gene Beaird,
1968 Calais
1979 Seville
Pearland, Texas
CLC Member No. 29873

Offline Barry

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  • Name: Barry Norman
Re: 2003 CTS Headlight Covers
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 06:17:10 PM »
I have also discovered that there is fogging on the INSIDE of the covers. Not sure if the can be taken apart and successfully cleaned and reassembled .
Barry Norman
1958 Biarritz
1961Biarritz
1976 Bicentennial
1976 Fleetwood Talisman
1961Continental Convertible

 

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