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Headlight And Tail light fog!

I really regret Buying Cleared lensed tail lights becuase they always fog up. But the fogs there now even though I siliconed them better, so whats the best way to get the moisture out??

As well I bought brand new black headlights and corners off ebay, and the signals didnt fit that snug, After I siliconed them in better I noticed the bottom corner of my drivers side has started to fog/Ice and there brand new!

How should I get rid of the fog and keep it out forever!
I dont know if it affects it much but Where I live the temperature fluctates about 80 degress Celcius from summer to winter I was just thinking if I set the air in there at a certain temp, there will always be a due point. Just how do I get that due point to a very very low level ( I have Flight training with meteorology) .And I Usually park in a heated garage, sometimes wet in there.

P.S. Someone should make a how to!






Heres a picture of the one headlight, I'll try to get a picture of the tail light soon.




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A blow dryer in one hole and let it blow out the other hole? then how do i keep the fog out after that?
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I live in an area that is rainy and snowy and icy in the winter, and 100* F summer days....I took my fogs apart, cleaned the inner rubber seal between the two halves, siloconed that seal. And I also siloconed the lense to the bezel...and have yet to have any moisture/condensation buildup as of yet....and i've had it done for over a year. And my fogs had that issue of fog buildup before and they were also sitting outside exposed w/o bulbs for a good two years. So...it cured it for me...should for you...

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I've had this problem on my lenses and I have 2 solutions on my truck right now

On my tails I siliconed the outside and wrapped the bulb socket in teflon tape, haven't had a problem since

On my headlights I drilled a tiny hole near the top on one of the sides, and a little hole at the bottom on the opposite side, haven't had a problem since
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Teflon Tape? where do you get it?
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Any hardware store. You can find it with the air tools and stuff.
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Its that white tape you use on threaded plumbing fixtures and connections.
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I had the same problem with my ebay lights.

To dry them out I just left them in the truck on a hot day. Then I siliconed the hell out of them and haven't had a problem since.
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My driver's side headlight lens has had condensation in it since about 2005 and my driver's side corner light just developed some a few weeks ago.


It's just Ford Fog, it comes stock on almost every model.
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So for my tails I can dril a very small hole in them on a hot day let them air out and silicone it up? and try out the headlights are re silicone them properly?
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The fog/condensation means that moisture is seeping into them somewhere, so yeah,if you drill a small hole and get rid of the moisture and seal it up, that should solve your problem.

Ford and GM are notorious for foggy lenses.
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