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Headlight cleaning?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by mewstar, Jan 18, 2011.

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    in the daylight my headlights look clean
    yet at night they look like they've got road salt in them (as above pic)

    is it easy to take the lights apart and clean??
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    No!
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    19scotty81 Push down and across !!!!!!!!!

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    They're a sealed unit so i'm with paddy on this one !!!!!!!
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    makes u wonder how they've got that bad then
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    good luck trying to take them apart thats all im saying lol are you sure its not little stone chips on the face of the headlight as mine is like that and its caused by stone chips
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    i'll go check in a bit :)
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    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    Scottie123 took a spare set apart if I remember right. You could PM him about it.

    Mine were like yours so I bit the bullet and worked on mine (as per Build Thread, #114) with some Poorboys SSR1 & SSR2 with a porta Cable, then polished them, came up like new, always worth a go but be gentle!
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    they arent that noticeable in the day but when you have got your lights on they stand out when you check if its stone chips it'll prob feel rough to the touch or if you run your finger nails across it lightly you should be able to feel it
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    in work i use a buffer on them with some light cutting compound and buff them lightly they come up usually good
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    Putting a head light in the oven will soften bonding agent and make it easier to remove the glass. Thats what i read.
    I don't recommend doing it though.
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    PH1L Gievf Buckets

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    take the dive and go bixenon!
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    i wouldnt do that haha it would prob melt lol
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    i would love to have bi-xenon.s mmm drl's lol
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    LOL,
    Thats my thoughts as well untill you see it done.
    Still no way would i ever do it. lol
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    lol or me no chance
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Oh S.......lol
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    Oi P! lol, hows your heated gear knob lol
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    In park S........... in Park :)
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