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Old 04-26-2009
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No more crying headlights

For probably the last 3 years or so, the driver's side headlight and corner lens have been full of condensation and just looked really crappy.

While meeting up with a few other RFer's the other night, Howells who has an '01 B4000 that he's parting out let me take the headlight and coner lens from the truck.

I got around to swapping them out today and it's much better now!


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Thanks again for your generosity Paul! Saved me a bunch of money on the lenses and the turn signal switch.
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I thought I saw somewhere if you put rubbing alcohol in the housing and let it drain out and dry that it will keep the moisture out... Maybe it was another procedure... Looks good though.
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Is that a shipping container converted to a housing unit???
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lol, looks like some sort of shed or office. That photo was taken behind Howell's grandparent's house.

I might try that rubbing alcohol thing. I was going to rinse out the lenses and let them dry, or dry them with a heat gun on low and be careful not to melt anything.
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Shane - I was wondering that too...

Mike - It looks like your headlights are a little yellowed with age... Turtle Wax makes a headlight refinishing kit that will make your headlights look almost brand new. I used it on my Honda, and it was amazing the difference it made both in night vision and in the way the headlights look during the day. I'll try to find some before and after shots. But, it was so drastic of a change that my wife noticed and commented on it without me saying anything, lol.
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Yeah, I actually have that Meguiars PlastX stuff. I wetsand the headlights with 1500-2000 grit sandpaper, then use the PlastX on them and buff them. Works well.

I used to have a Contour and it's headlights were so yellow they looked like amber fog light lenses. A little wetsanding and some PlastX and they looked almost new.

My lights are great at night, so I don't have any problems. I also run Silverstar Ultras. But I have buffed and cleaned the lenses about 5 times in the 10 months I've had the truck.
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That black mazda needs sas!
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Is that a shipping container converted to a housing unit???
I read an article in one of my building magazines about how people have been buying those and building houses with them. They had pictures of like a two story one and stuff with siding and everything on it. It was kinda cool.

A little more expensive then building, though, as those normally run around $5K, and you can probably do the same amount of square footage with building materials for less then that.
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he just got it for heated storage..
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