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This is a discussion on headlight question within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; does the front lens come off of the headlight? if that makes sense. basically, it's really cloudy looking. and i ...

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    headlight question

    does the front lens come off of the headlight? if that makes sense. basically, it's really cloudy looking. and i tried sanding it down with some 400 and 800 grit, but still looks cloudy. was just trying to see what my options could be.

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    Just replace the whole thing. Every so many years down the road the plastic gets worn from weather and wax. It's about $200 for a new set. Ebay is an easy way to go.

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    http://www.carpartswholesale.com/cpw...eadlights.html

    best price on the net aside from ebay

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    To anwser your question the lens does come off. Put the headlight in the oven an get it warm an you should be able to pry the lens away from the housing. This is very tedious though if you go to fast or pry to hard you will crack the plastic housing. I doubt you will be able to help the lens even if you get it off likr the other guys said just by new ones.

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    i actuallt just did my headlights today..there was this scummy film on the outside of it, i wet sanded it with 400-600-1000-1500-2000 grit sand paper.... then while i was at it i decided to do teh whistler headlight mod... heres some pics. on how it turned out.....http://s32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...rue&interval=2

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    best effect = buy new ones

    but if you have the time i dont see why u shouldnt do it yourself, u'll never gett them looking like brand new

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    i tried renewing my old ones with 400 600 800 1200 grit paper but i got all that cloudy stuff leftover even after polishing it was still there, it looked way better than what it was because all the yellow was gone, but it still doesnt even compare to what it looks like now with my new ones in

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    yeah, i resanded them better, doens't look perfect. didn't turn out like my buddy's did on his honda, or as good as my tail lights on my 91 rs. but looks better than that crappy yellow. plus, i don't have the 200+ to put on headlights

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    My 99 has a little cloudiness to them and i just upgraded the bulbs to the silverstars, problem solved.

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