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Hazy Headlights–What do you do?

Automotive, DIY Questions and Answer April 12, 2001 Chad



Q: How can I remove the haze that covers my car’s headlights?

A: The oxidization of the plastic housing on the headlight can definitely create a thick haze, which can worsen to point that is affects the light output. Kits are available at many automotive stores, which include the tools and materials you will need, but the kit costs about $30. For a less costly approach, try cleaning off the haze with some aluminum paste and a buffing disc in a drill. Operate the buffer much like polishing your car, but don’t stop moving the buffer and don’t run it for more than 30 seconds in one spot or you risk overheating and melting the plastic on the headlights.