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    rolleyes Algae in tail lights - any good fixes?

    Hi all, my 4 year old Vectra is starting to grow green algae in the corner of the tail lights (white bit, bottom corner on the join with bumper and side panel). I have jet washed it and it doesn't touch it - as its sort of in the join of the plastic - anyone solved this one?
    Looks like tail light comes out easy but don't want to attack it too much and wreck the reflectors!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coop View Post
    Hi all, my 4 year old Vectra is starting to grow green algae in the corner of the tail lights (white bit, bottom corner on the join with bumper and side panel). I have jet washed it and it doesn't touch it - as its sort of in the join of the plastic - anyone solved this one?
    Looks like tail light comes out easy but don't want to attack it too much and wreck the reflectors!
    Cheers
    Interested in this as mine are the same, even have a ladybird in one lamp..

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    I have the same in my 58 reg, was told by dealer it was because before i bought it the car had been standing for 6 weeks, so no air pushing through. He said once in regular use this will clear. After 1 month he was right and it has all gone.

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    New tail lights if you can't live with it, I tried but couldn't find a way to clean them up

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    Hmmm - I haven't used the Veccy much in the past few months - I have a compressor, maybe I'll git it a bit of gentle 'air treatment' (cheaper than driving to Cornwall and back!).
    Thanks RJW

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    have this to 56

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    its another common fault ive seen it on the forum before

    guess what yes its on the back of my vectra c tail lights

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    Before ya buy new lights take them out and stick them on a long wash in dishwasher done this and it cleans one the other was really bad so needs to go in again

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    I have this problem too, although not too bad at the mo.

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    Would Milon Sterilising Fluid clear it? You would have to take the lights out and swill it around a bit.

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