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Post by ARMY_MP_From_MO on 5/11/2008, 19:14

With age, come beauty and class... oh, yeah, foggy and hazed headlights. To take care of that haze use a light rubbing compound. Don't use heavy duty. Tape off the surrounding area, I'm kind of particular, I taped everything about six inches away. Use a buffer and let it rip, moving the buffer constantly, up, down and sideways. This takes the heavy haze off. Follow up with a plastic polish, there are many out there. I use Meguiars products and went with their plastic polish. I wish I had taken a before and after picture. Perfecto!
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Post by Admin on 5/11/2008, 20:27

Very nice, I actually did the 1000grid sand paper and then the plastic polish and it turned out just as well, I was able to remove some heavy scaring that was on the headlight and some of the hase went away, sadly this year its starting to haze up again so I may have to give it another shot... and see how far I can take it.
In a mean time I might also do a eye lids on there... I will post pictures as soon as make some progress on them.

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Post by ARMY_MP_From_MO on 5/11/2008, 20:29

Eyelids, I'd like to see those.

My hazing comes back quick, here. It's nothing but desert and sun! lol

I'd like to find something to "seal" out the haze.
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Post by Admin on 5/11/2008, 20:41

Clear coat is UV resistant and can seal off the hazing, I have seen it done on a few cars and if its done right it can make the lens look like new, but its clear coat so that can get scratched too... as long as the solvent in the clear doesnt melt the plastic on your headlights you should be good..
I will throw a quick photochop and post on here tomorrow.

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Post by ARMY_MP_From_MO on 5/11/2008, 21:23

I just need to break down and buy the projector headlights I've been eyeing. I think they'd make a good upgrade from the OEMs on the 1999. Looking forward to the eyelids though.
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Post by Admin on 5/11/2008, 21:57

well if you do projectors see if you can get some from European car... NOT UK... they have the backward cutoff...
They are quite expensive here but i have seen them go for 100$/set with HIDs on the German Ebay...
If I get a new set mine are going on here for sale...

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Post by Iainv6 on 5/15/2008, 19:31

Admin wrote:well if you do projectors see if you can get some from European car... NOT UK... they have the backward cutoff...
They are quite expensive here but i have seen them go for 100$/set with HIDs on the German Ebay...
If I get a new set mine are going on here for sale...

When you say 'backward cutoff', what do you mean? My HID's could light up a football stadium! Does the Opel Omega have a different setup to the Vaux Omega? and indeed, the Caddy Catera setup?

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Post by Admin on 5/15/2008, 20:23

Backward meaning the RHD vs a LHD vehicle.. here is a picture that might help.


In the US we use thei first three... in Europe I think its the first one only hence the ECE and the Japanese and UK... they use the RHD set up...
SO if you get headlights from UK you will end up blinding all the people on the opposite side of the road and you will have almost no light output on your right hand side...

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Post by Mike f on 5/16/2008, 17:04

Iainv6 wrote:
Admin wrote:well if you do projectors see if you can get some from European car... NOT UK... they have the backward cutoff...
They are quite expensive here but i have seen them go for 100$/set with HIDs on the German Ebay...
If I get a new set mine are going on here for sale...

When you say 'backward cutoff', what do you mean? My HID's could light up a football stadium! Does the Opel Omega have a different setup to the Vaux Omega? and indeed, the Caddy Catera setup?

Iain


It's just a language thing, nothing cut off. we would say dip to the left for RHD or dip to the right for LHD. So yes, uk lights would be no good for across the pond.
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Re: Headlight Haze

Post by Matera97 on 4/29/2010, 21:44

Is there any way to cut the shields or put in new shields to meet DOT regulations? I can't read German and I can get a set from overseas for fairly cheap. But if not I may have to get a set from a Post facelift and sand the edges down...lol...seriously though, why is it so hard to get projection lights for pre FL cateras!
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Post by yomincarr on 4/29/2010, 22:13

believe me i feel your pain, im looking into alternatives as well, like possibly making a GTO headlight fit, or doing some custom work but for now your best bet is probably to just get a new set, it sucks but so far its all i can find for those of us with out projectors...the part number is SBC-533494, if you want to google shop it.
-side note, not all post FLs have projectors, mines a 00 non sport and i have the standard headlights...i believe it was just 01 and sport models, but cateraMV6 would know better than me.

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Post by Matera97 on 4/30/2010, 14:15

Well I know it was an option on the 2000s as my friend has one with projections, a sport but still a 2000. I know MV6 does a lot of custom stuff with headlights (obsession!) so I'm sure he could do something with the UK to meet DOT regs.
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headlight haze

Post by agnello1800 on 1/21/2013, 20:53

I used Turtle Wax headlight lens restorer. Got it for 9 bucks @ Walmart.
Kit includes:
Lens clarifying compound
Spray lubricant
Lens sealing wipe
3 high grit wet sand pads.
Worked awesome on my lights. Great price also

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Post by yomincarr on 1/21/2013, 21:02

nice let me know if the sealant lasts!
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