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11-23-2010, 12:15 PM #1
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Headlight Is Fogged.. Should I replace? If so, from where?
First off, I own a gorgeous red 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500 (Regular Cab, 5.3L V8, Manual Trans).. Anyways, I entered my garage the other day to find that the headlight appeared opaque in appearance.. (I believe this is referred to as headlight fogging).. I'm wondering, is there anything I can do to restore the light to its original beauty? Or is replacing the assembly the only option? In the case that I must simply replace the thing, I've already done some looking around online for possible vendors that I may buy from, and I've narrowed it down to two.. Honestly, I'm an online shopping amateur so I don't know how to spot a good deal from a bad one.. Out of the two that I've narrowed it down to, which looks like a better deal??
?? Or please tell me I don't need a new one!! :P
11-23-2010, 12:23 PM #2
Yes. Buy new fog lights and send me the old ones. =)2000 Silverado 5.3L Z71 4x4: K&N air filter, Procomp 16x8 rims, 285/70R16 Toyo AT2s, Kenwood head unit, Alpine 500.1 amp, 12" kicker, Infinity 5.25" speakers, Bilstein HD shocks, EBC GD Sport dimple & slotted front rotors w. EBC green stuff pads, Brembo slotted rear rotors & HIDs.
11-23-2010, 12:31 PM #3
There is a another option other than buying new headlight assembly's..... Mother's does make a Headlight Restoration Kit.....and I've used this kit and I was Very Pleased with results.
PowerBall 4Lights® Headlight Restoration Kit
Designed to quickly and safely restore, maintain and protect all types of smooth, shiny plastic and acrylic headlights to crystal clarity. Mothers® PowerBall 4Lights® Headlight Restoration Kit easily cleans away yellowing and stains, and even buffs out unsightly hairline scratches, smudges, and flaws in a single step. The included PowerPlastic® Polish restores crystal clarity; leaving a tough protective oxidation inhibiting polymer layer to guard against future degradation from the elements.
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Last edited by 99'HEARTBEAT; 11-23-2010 at 01:34 PM.
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11-23-2010, 12:39 PM #4
Those headlight/foglight restore kits suck. Just buy new ones and send me the old ones.
11-23-2010, 12:40 PM #5
If you're talking about moisture on the inside of the lense, it's from a cloth flap for the strobes, they become un stuck from the backing of the fog lights, and then moisture gets inside, eventually your lenses will fall off, and then rocks will hit your bulbs, and then you'll need to replace them, UNLESS you fix the strobe hole.
Just go under your truck, take the bulb out of the socket, unbolt the brackets from the bumper, and then take them inside for a couple days, try putting them in the oven at a VERY low temperature, to evaporate the moisture inside them, when you think you've done the best you can, take a silicone adheasive and try your best to stick the piece of cloth/plastic vinyl, and stick it back to the backing of the fog light.
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11-23-2010, 12:49 PM #6
You could buy new ones and mail me the old ones. Hint hint! Wink wink!
11-23-2010, 12:54 PM #7
Hey guys.....Macyreed....Is talking and asking about Headlights, not fog light's......and I just got done using this kit from Mother's and doing a set of headlight's for friend......and they Came out Great.....he could not believe that they were the same headlights.....with that being said.....it also depends on How bad the fogging is on the Headlight lenses .....some are beyond repair.
11-23-2010, 01:10 PM #8
I used the method in the above link on my wife's GTP headlights and it works much better than the kits, I've used kits before and while they work they don't last. The above method calls for a final step that adds a coat of polyurethane which protects the lens from the elements. Also X2 on the fact that the OP is asking about headlights.
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By the way welcome to the siteAdam
11-23-2010, 01:17 PM #9
X2 on Heartbeat's comment. I used the Mother's kit on my dad's truck and with was amazing. They really do look almost new.2002 Chevy 1500 Ex-cab Z71: 5.3L, auto 4, shorties, hi-flow cats, true dual 2.5" straight pipes, AirAid intake, TBS, Platinum plugs, 8.5mm wires, programmer, 3in w/ 33s, also has the composite bed
2010 GMC 1500 Crew Cab Z71 w/ All Terrain package: 5.3L, auto 6, 2" Zone leveling kit, AirAid Jr. Intake Kit
11-23-2010, 01:21 PM #10
I agree with you 100% Adam......The way those headlight's were Restored.....they will look like that...(Like New).....for a Long,Long time...over the Mother's kit I used....Both ways of restoring Headlight Assembly's is in some cases, is the only way Someone can Go.....as the Cost of Factory Headlight Assembly's....can be Expensive .
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