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Headlight Lens

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dsage17, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Apr 4, 2018 at 7:11 PM
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    dsage17

    dsage17 [OP] Active Member

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    Im looking to retrofit my old headlights but the lenses are ridiculously sun baked and I was thinking instead of buying a whole new headlight that I could just replace the old lens with a new one since im just taking the old one out anyway. Anybody know where I can find just a headlight lens?
     
  2. Apr 4, 2018 at 8:12 PM
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    desertrunner24

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    You can't buy just the lens. You have to buy a complete assembly
     
  3. Apr 4, 2018 at 9:02 PM
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    Buy one of those lens restore kits. I have used the turtle wax brand with good success. The "fix" lasts about a year, but $ 12 is very short money. The only suggestion I would make is to buy the type with both the abrasive and sealant.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2018 at 9:05 PM
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    outxider

    outxider Never stop exploring.

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    Do what i did, grab a used set off ebay with mint lens and damaged housings for cheap. I ended up with a pair of OEM Sport smoked units for 120. I only needed the lens/bezels.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2018 at 5:34 AM
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    I used one of these: https://www.amazon.com/3M-39175-Hea...30787&sr=8-7&keywords=3m+lens+restoration+kit

    A few tips: Unless your lens is completely toasted, do not start with the coarsest grit. Use water in a spray bottle for each sanding step, and clean the lens thoroughly between steps. I used Maguire's polishing compound after the rubbing compound provided, then the clearcoat. The results have been amazing, both in clarity and longevity. If you use a good UV blocking wax on them at wash time, they should last for years. Mine are over a year now and look great.
     
  6. Sep 26, 2020 at 1:41 PM
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