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    Arrow Is there an easy way to clean yor headlight lenses?.

    I've just fitted a set of HID bulbs and they are great.However,because of the improved brightness,I have noticed that the bulb lenses are quite cloudy and wondered if anyone had a quick and easy solution for cleaning them.FELIXX.

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    Sand them with wet'n'dry paper - which grade you use depends on how bad they are. 500 grit if they're bad, 1000 if they're not so bad. Either way, work your way up to 2000 or 2500 (might have to buy it online as it's hard to find on the high street), then use a cutting compound with a power tool (doing it by hand won't work as well), e.g. a cordless drill or a power polisher. Then polish by hand using normal car polish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
    Sand them with wet'n'dry paper - which grade you use depends on how bad they are. 500 grit if they're bad, 1000 if they're not so bad. Either way, work your way up to 2000 or 2500 (might have to buy it online as it's hard to find on the high street), then use a cutting compound with a power tool (doing it by hand won't work as well), e.g. a cordless drill or a power polisher. Then polish by hand using normal car polish.
    I was thinking more on the inside of the lens.The outside glass of the headlight seems fine,it's the inside of the bulb lens that seems to be very cloudy.FELIXX.

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    Do you mean the projector light itself, not the big clear cover?

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixx View Post
    I was thinking more on the inside of the lens.The outside glass of the headlight seems fine,it's the inside of the bulb lens that seems to be very cloudy.FELIXX.
    There not clear in the first place mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    There not clear in the first place mate.

    Thank's for that,I thought they were murky because of grime.(I don't suppose you really notice their clarity until you fit a better quality light!!!!).FELIXX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixx View Post

    Thank's for that,I thought they were murky because of grime.(I don't suppose you really notice their clarity until you fit a better quality light!!!!).FELIXX.
    I have just finished reading that post you started on HID headlights.
    Excellent information,it gives a very good explanation of how crap the standard lens fitment is compared to the HID system.Is there any way that a better lens could be fitted to an "04 Design" CDTI?.FELIXX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixx View Post
    I was thinking more on the inside of the lens.The outside glass of the headlight seems fine,it's the inside of the bulb lens that seems to be very cloudy.FELIXX.
    By the way,I forgot to thank you for your input on my "problem".I had no idea that the headlight part I was talking about was a lens.I thought it had just gone cloudy!!!.
    I originally had the kit on a Mondeo and it was quite a lot brighter.I never even thought that there could be such a difference in a simple piece of standard equipment. FELIXX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
    Sand them with wet'n'dry paper - which grade you use depends on how bad they are. 500 grit if they're bad, 1000 if they're not so bad. Either way, work your way up to 2000 or 2500 (might have to buy it online as it's hard to find on the high street), then use a cutting compound with a power tool (doing it by hand won't work as well), e.g. a cordless drill or a power polisher. Then polish by hand using normal car polish.

    The last post was meant for your attention,sorry,FELIXX.

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