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    Headlight Assembly cleaning?

    My headlights are getting dim and need to be replaced. However, it looks to me like the assemblies themselves are dusty on the inside and contributing to the dimness of my headlights. The assemblies don't have those nice clear clear look to them. Is it feasible to clean them up? I'd rather not have to buy new assemblies.

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    Try this. Go to your local auto store and buy some 3M headlight restoration. That should take care of the outer oxidation. If it's the actual inside that is dirty you may have to open the housing itself and clean it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pactin View Post
    Try this. Go to your local auto store and buy some 3M headlight restoration. That should take care of the outer oxidation. If it's the actual inside that is dirty you may have to open the housing itself and clean it.
    Thanks, yeah after posting the question, I found online talking about getting special clear plastic polish and not just trusting washing and waxing to do the job.

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    Meguiar's Plast-X works pretty well for mild to moderate oxidation.

    Just how old are the lights?
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    If the oxidation is really bad you could try taking it to a professional car detailer. Tell them your headlights are oxidized and need a polish with some cut.
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    I recently resurfaced my headlights, it takes time and patience but its worth. What year is your car?

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    Its an 02. I picked up some Meguiar's Polish. When I get a chance, I'll try it out and let you all know how it went.

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    I was fortunate enough to pick up some used dull headlight housings for my Legacy a few weeks ago....Buffing compound works wonders..I HIGHLY recommend using it with a buffer...my headlights look brand new...

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    +1 The only way to really get rid of that stuff instead of covering it is to resurface, buff, buff some more, and polish the hell out of them ha. My only bad thing is i have a moisture leak in one of them now

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post
    Meguiar's Plast-X works pretty well for mild to moderate oxidation.

    Just how old are the lights?
    Exactly what I use. Doing the cleaning at least once a year really helps keep them clear.
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    I finally got around to it last week and the Meguiar's Plast-X worked real nice. Thanks guys. The lights are original on my '02.

    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post
    Meguiar's Plast-X works pretty well for mild to moderate oxidation.

    Just how old are the lights?

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