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how to get the fog out of headlights?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by floridatrd, May 22, 2009.

  1. May 22, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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    floridatrd

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    my headlights have some fog in them how do i remove that? or does it just go away?
     
  2. May 22, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    It will come and go- If the weather is dry or you have a small dehumidifier you can pull the light bulbs out and let them dry out.

    If you are getting condensation or fogging you have water in there- Which means a leak or open space somewhere. Might want to reseal the light housing.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    i had that on the plastic part of the headlight, if thats what your talking about. i used Mothers plastic polish with one of those polishing balls you attached to an electric drill. it cleaned them up really nice.
    hope this helps!
     
  4. Jun 4, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    ^
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  5. Jun 4, 2009 at 8:10 PM
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    HAHA YESSSS Im glad someone agrees!
     
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    1) No Political Threads
    2) You apparently are a USMC Gunny talking like that??
    3) No where near on topic nor helpful to anyone.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    ^ is #2 a question or a statement?
     
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    More or less a question- No answer necessary.
    Just for you to think about what you say.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2009 at 9:33 AM
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    don't have to think about what i say, i just say it.
     
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    Where did the Obama comment come from? What does it have to do w/ the headlight fog question?
     
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    Dont jack the OP's Thread dude.

    To the OP, you might if anything get away with just taking out the bulb and letting it dry out. If this only happens when you wash it, or it rains then yes you have a hole somewhere and moisture is getting in. Sealing it up would be the only way to prevent it from happening again. I know what you mean cuz i get that in my fog lights and its a PITA. Hope someof us were more helpful than others;)
     
  12. Jun 5, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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    hornstra's avatar is a pic. of obama. i was reading the thread and saw it, and i was thinking about a bumper sticker i saw going down the interstate the other day, just had to say it.
     
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    i thought if fog kept developing there was a crack somewhere in the light housing. my $.02
     
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    Well OK then...

    Thanks for keeping it on track.
     
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    I tend to get backasswards sometimes
     
  16. Jun 8, 2009 at 2:44 AM
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    to OP: just try and se plastic polsih and buff it out. my truck had it and its gone now, its just a build up of hard water. same thing at house windows if sprinklers spray on them over a period of time.
     
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