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knordman 09-08-2010 03:19 PM

headlights
 
I have a 99 Grand Cherokee, I replaced them when I got the Jeep because they were foggy (not clear) So I got 2 from the salvage yard. And now they have become foggy also. Any idea what is causing this. They are not cheap to replace.

Asativa 09-08-2010 03:30 PM

Re: headlights
 
Its normal for that to happen, get urself headlight restorer from autozone and ull be all set!

knordman 09-08-2010 03:32 PM

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The foggy surface is on the inside of the headlights how do you get to it?

Asativa 09-08-2010 03:37 PM

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Naw its probably on the outside like every other one ive seen, give it a try

Jim Hef 09-09-2010 02:12 PM

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I used these, and they are certainly inexpensive enough to not worry about doing the polishing several times per year:
http://www.usautoparts.net/catalog/?...557+11921+9217

QBNKID 09-09-2010 02:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by knordman (Post 264793)
The foggy surface is on the inside of the headlights how do you get to it?

Sometimes you get moisture inside the headlights when you install aftermarket HID bulbs, it doesn't seal as the stock bulbs. That happens not just on Jeeps but on other makes as well.
Do you have HIDs?

What others are referring to here is oxidation on the exterior of the plastic headlight lens and that can easily be fixed by buffing that out either by doing it yourself by buying a headlight restoration kit from a auto parts store or taking it to a professional detailer (recommended) and they'll look as new again.

Good luck!

TJXJWJ 09-09-2010 02:54 PM

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I've got a used set of Limited lenses if you're interested. I think just regular maintenance is the only thing you can do. Polish them once a month...or when you wash it.

JeepMe 09-09-2010 03:04 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by QBNKID (Post 265631)
What others are referring to here is oxidation on the exterior of the plastic headlight lens and that can easily be fixed by buffing that out either by doing it yourself by buying a headlight restoration kit from a auto parts store or taking it to a professional detailer (recommended) and they'll look as new again.

If you're up for DIY you can easily wetsand and buff them back to looking like new. Just takes a couple hours and fine sandpaper.

Jim Hef 09-09-2010 03:24 PM

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It's been noted quite a bit that polishing the stock lenses works, but doesn't have a very long life. It seems there is a protective coating on the plastic that you need to remove to actually get to the polished finish. If you have a good buffing wheel and the proper powder, sure, try it. But, if not, how much do you value your own time in getting to a polished lens?

young-gun 09-19-2010 06:51 AM

or you could just sell the foggy ones and get an aftermarket set online.

straty1987 09-19-2010 03:32 PM

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the limited version stays cleaner then the lardo version have noticed. might want to give them a shot

hondurantaco 11-17-2010 07:15 PM

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Try using toothpaste


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