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Headlight cleaning?

mewstar Jan 18, 2011

  1. mewstar

    mewstar Member

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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??
     
  2. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    No!
     
  3. 19scotty81

    19scotty81 Push down and across !!!!!!!!!

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    They're a sealed unit so i'm with paddy on this one !!!!!!!
     
  4. mewstar

    mewstar Member

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    makes u wonder how they've got that bad then
     
  5. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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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
     
  6. mewstar

    mewstar Member

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    i'll go check in a bit :)
     
  7. Sarah's A3

    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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  8. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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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
     
  9. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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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
     
  10. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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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.
     
  11. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets

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    take the dive and go bixenon!
     
  12. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    i wouldnt do that haha it would prob melt lol
     
  13. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    i would love to have bi-xenon.s mmm drl's lol
     
  14. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    LOL,
    Thats my thoughts as well untill you see it done.
    Still no way would i ever do it. lol
     
  15. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    lol or me no chance
     
  16. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Oh S.......lol
     
  17. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

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    Oi P! lol, hows your heated gear knob lol
     
  18. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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

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