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Old 08-15-2007, 04:16 PM   #1
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My thunderbird headlights are yellowish and cloudy. Is there any way to clean these up to where I don't have to drive with my brights on just to see at night? Or should I just get new ones?
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Not on the inside, I'm an idiot. Shadow is right.

http://www.tccoa.com/articles/exterior/index.html#

second article on the list I beileve.....
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I think the yellowish is on the outside. This happened to a few cars I have owned. They do sell a liquid you can use to make them clearer again but I dont know the name but a serce should bring it up. Please dont take apart your headlights lol
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I've never done it, but your options are this. Heat up the edges of the light housing with a heat gun(removed from the car) to melt/weaken the glue and pry it apart. Once apart, clean it out. The yellowing is on the inside(I'm sure you noticed). You have to reglue it when you're done. It'* that or put some 96-97 headlights in. I'm 98% sure they'll fit. More info on this can be found at tccoa.com. Fair warning, they can be really big a-holes in a hurry. Don't tell them I made the suggestion or things will turn ugly.

I do know this. Make absolutely certain you get the entire thing to reseal, or you will collect moisture and have the same problem all over again, and sooner.
Thanks! I'm not all for taking thm apart. Now, the 96-97 headlights I don't believe will fit because they are more rounded, and the bumper is a bit more rounded. I had a 97 and to me the lights are totally different. Maybe I'll just go buy some aftermarket headlights through my work. We'll see. But thank you.
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See my modified post. I'm an idiot(as previously stated) Sorry for the misinformation.
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lol thanks for the link! Glad there is atleast 1 other t-bird owner on this club
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White paste toothpaste and a terry cloth and a lot of elbow grease can do wonders....
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White paste toothpaste? Really? Hmmm....Well it'* the cheapest route, maybe I'll try it. Is there a good brand toothpaste you recommend?
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Almost any fine grit polish will work.
I use turtle wax chrome polish, a buddy uses fiberglass polish. I suppose baking soda or powder & water would work fine too. Alot of elbow grease is involved.
Heres something at Advance Auto I've been wanting to try:
http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...goryCode=3312W

My son didn't beleive me, then I did a quick few minutes on one side of his Talon with my orbital buffer (not the best tool to use for this) & chrome polish and he was astounded with the results. Of course he drove around 'one-eyed' for a few weeks before finally getting off his rear and doing the other side...LOL
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