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Advice on BLHM re-do

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by novataco, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Jan 30, 2011 at 10:39 PM
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    novataco

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    I did my black headlight mod back in '06, I believe. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2241706/2006-toyota-tacoma-xtra-cab/page-4

    When I did it I made the mistake of not cleaning the inside of the lenses. I sealed them well, and they look today like they did then, which is my problem.

    There is a thin layer of haze on the inside of the clear plastic housing, including two fingermarks of mine. Its time to open them up, clear the inside of the clear plastic cover, and reseal.

    My question is, what products and method do I use to make sure its clean inside and that it stays clear and clean after I reseal them.

    I have thought of everything from Windex to Rain-X, to polish, etc. I want t right this time and to never effing mess with it again.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jan 30, 2011 at 11:03 PM
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    Alcohol wipes.
     
  3. Jan 30, 2011 at 11:20 PM
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    Do you think that is all it needs? Would definitely wipe the surface clean. I just don't want to do it a third time.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2011 at 3:31 AM
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    You could get a lens polishing kit from auto zone or your favorite other parts place. The type for polishing yellow or hazing lenses. If you are really worried about what is on there.
    I think alcohol wipes would work fine too. Also make sure you let whatever you use dry for a while.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2011 at 5:31 AM
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    Pugga

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    x2. Window cleaners tend to leave a film, alcohol evaporates clean. I'd use alcohol and a lint-free rag (old t-shirts work well).
     
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