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Head lights go foggy, turns translucent
WishBird Offline
Junior Member
#1
one thing that i've notcied , before my car got its face lift, was that the head lights were foggy, it's like the plastic was duller then normal, almost a clowed affect,less translucent. dose anyone know the cause of this, and if its preventable??
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Restored Bird
87' ThunderBird TC Auto
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#2
It aging, happens all the time. There are two courses of action. You can get new lenses (only) P/N 13007 A & B, then remove the old lenses from the adjuster brackets (carefully) and install the new ones. New lenses will run around $45 to 60 each. The other option is to buff out the old ones, either by hand or with a power buffer using various compounds.
Meguiars Step 2 is good with a power buffer (I use a Dremel) but I have heard of various light polishes working including toothpaste.
This can make a considerable improvement in them but they won't look new.

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88 TC X 2, 86 SVO, mods list at
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Jeff K Offline
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#3
Every 6 months or so, I give mine a buffing with mag wheel polish, and then a coat of wax to keep them looking new.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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