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Old 08-18-2005, 05:39 PM   #1
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Exclamation Cleaning Oxidized Headlights

As some of you may know, the headlights on the Dodge Neon among other cars get oxidized. I have the 1998 Dodge Neon sport
I want to install HID Bulbs, but I dont want to waste the money without having clear headlights.
Any Suggestions?
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Old 08-18-2005, 06:12 PM   #2
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buy new ones! like you said, it happens to just about every car now days. i work at a salvage yard and its hard to come by one that isnt hazed over. try aftermarket companies. they list at the dealer for about $160 each, new aftermarket lights are about $100 each.
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Old 08-18-2005, 06:24 PM   #3
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As some of you may know, the headlights on the Dodge Neon among other cars get oxidized. I have the 1998 Dodge Neon sport
I want to install HID Bulbs, but I dont want to waste the money without having clear headlights.
Any Suggestions?

they do sell polish kits but if its inside the lense then you have to try and get it apart or replace them as was posted above
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the only reason i want to do this is becuase i want the HID lights. if i wont do it i just found the eyelids. they are not plastic, but they are a vynil sticker. is that good too? theyre on ebay for 15 dollars.
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Old 08-18-2005, 09:35 PM   #5
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the only reason i want to do this is becuase i want the HID lights. if i wont do it i just found the eyelids. they are not plastic, but they are a vynil sticker. is that good too? theyre on ebay for 15 dollars.

eyelids make you car look ricey, but its your car. you can still put HID lights in your car but they wont be as bright as they would be with clearer lenses
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Old 08-18-2005, 10:31 PM   #6
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As some of you may know, the headlights on the Dodge Neon among other cars get oxidized. I have the 1998 Dodge Neon sport
I want to install HID Bulbs, but I dont want to waste the money without having clear headlights.
Any Suggestions?
Buy some Imperial cleaner. I dont know if youve ever heard of the stuff, but it should strip it right off. Its almost the equivilent of gasoline.
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Old 08-19-2005, 05:10 AM   #7
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Buy some Imperial cleaner. I dont know if youve ever heard of the stuff, but it should strip it right off. Its almost the equivilent of gasoline.
would pep boys carry this kinda tihng
why dont i just use like laquer thinner. kerosene? i have gasoline in my lawnmower i can dip a rag in there and just wipe it. they will never be crystal clear tho. look at the pix of the car when its new.
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:15 AM   #8
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If the haze is on the inside of the headlight, your going to have to open it up to clean it. The only way to do this is to pop ur headlight in the oven, bake it untill the glue (between the glass part of the lense and the plastic) melts, remove the glass from the plastic, clean it or sand it whatever floats your boat. When your done, you have to heat them up again to get the glue all goo-e and stick them back together.
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