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Old 04-05-2005, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My headlight lens covers are fogging? can they be buffed out to clear them up? if so how?
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Old 04-05-2005, 04:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, they can. The have polishers for clear plastics at any autoparts store. You'll need to remove the cover....

Go to bmwtips.com and click on "tips & tricks" on how to do the job!

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My headlight lens covers are fogging? can they be buffed out to clear them up? if so how?
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Well yellowing and deformed pitted plastic on 5 series lights is somewhat a problem which contributes to reduction in lighting output....and yes plastic can be buffed out, though, u have 2 options:
A. Replace the headlight if too much deformity is present.
B. They sell kits on the net for about $100 ...do some search under....PolyClear....for some links...I think Bavarian Autosport is a good place to start with.......good luck and let other members know the outcome...

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HEY LOS thanks for the reply...long time no see..........
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well, my mom owns a dodge caravan and the outside plastic light cover was so yellow that you couldn't see anything. So my friend said he knows how to fix it, we went to home depot, he bought some 8 oz yellowish liquid for 2 bucks. We put it on the lights, and i saw major imporvement sinse the plastic was almost clear again. it still needs some buffing to take the rough parts off however if you're looking for a cheap way to take that "fog" out, $2 sounds cheap enough. ( i think it was called goo off and if not i think it started with goo and in home depot they were selling 1,8,32 oz bottles. )
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well, my mom owns a dodge caravan and the outside plastic light cover was so yellow that you couldn't see anything. So my friend said he knows how to fix it, we went to home depot, he bought some 8 oz yellowish liquid for 2 bucks. We put it on the lights, and i saw major imporvement sinse the plastic was almost clear again. it still needs some buffing to take the rough parts off however if you're looking for a cheap way to take that "fog" out, $2 sounds cheap enough. ( i think it was called goo off and if not i think it started with goo and in home depot they were selling 1,8,32 oz bottles. )
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Tried the Goo Off, didn't touch it but I did try Liquid Sand Paper. It is taking it off but the end result will leave a smooth finish on the lens but I need to find a way to take the fine abrasion marks off from the Liquid sand Paper.
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