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Fogged headlights and house paint on my Taco!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Poacher, May 20, 2010.

  1. May 20, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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    Poacher

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    Are any of the products to remove the haze from headlights any good?

    Also, I managed to get interior latex (water based) splashes all over my Tacoma. It has dried completely. Any ideas how to get rid of it?

    Thanks
     
  2. May 20, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    mwild

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    I have used oops to take of latex paint. It wont hurt auto paint. I have the meguiars head light cleaning kit and it worked great on my GF mustang.
     
  3. May 20, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    Danny

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    Interior Latex should just peel off. Just use a fingernail, or something soft to start removing it. Follow it up with a good wash and wax.
     
  4. May 20, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    Fogged headlights? any pics? I see you have an 09' could be warranty thing.
     
  5. May 20, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    Brunes

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    I am curious- Fogging like water vapor fog or yellowing/milky plastic outside the lens??
     
  6. May 20, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    el_smurfo

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    My 07 has one fogged headlight. It is a hazy film on one lens but not the other. 2 dealerships told me to stick it, but the second said to use MacGuires PlastX which I haven't gotten around to trying.
     
  7. May 20, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    The fogged headlights are on a buddy's 00-ish Mustang, and they are almost completely white.

    The paint is small drops, covering basically my entire rig, so I need to either hose it, and wipe it, or buff the entire thing.
     
  8. May 20, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    i know what your saying. i have the same thing. it was overspray from a paint roller when i was painting a light pole at work. but mines oil based and i picked it all off except the roof. it comes off with your finger nail.
     
  9. May 20, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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  10. May 21, 2010 at 1:16 AM
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    Did you buy the truck new? The reason I ask is that I seen aftermarket headlights fog/dull quickly. If they only replaced one headlight, that will cause it. PS.. I use a good cleaner wax, should clear it up somewhat.
     
  11. May 21, 2010 at 1:43 AM
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    Here's some good info for fixing fogged headlights.
    http://www.allpar.com/fix/headlights.html

    Really, it seems like your approach should vary a lot by how bad the fogging is.

    EDIT: Oh, and if your going to use the protective coating make sure you either remove the headlight or mask it off really well. I got some of the clear stuff on the chrome of my bumper. It was a pita to get off without scratching it up.
     
  12. May 21, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    The fogged lights are on a buddy's Mustang and the lenses are almost completely white. He asked me if cleaning them worked, and I said I would ask the experts--you guys.

    The paint is my issue, and I picked up some Oops! today to give it a try.
     
  13. May 21, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    I have used this stuff on previous cars and it worked pretty well for me.
     
  14. May 21, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    Mark C.

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    I used the 3M headlight refinishing kit on a pair of fog lights I bought from someone on here. I have a 2010 and the fogs came of a 2006 (I think). The headlight refinishing kit worked very well...and the directions were easy to follow. The key is to seal the lenses once you've "de-fogged" them.
     
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