Re-viving headlights

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  1. 96blak54

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    Can someone point me in the right direction? I know a link exsists about breaking them down to replace the yellow glue, but didnt find it. Or someone walk me throuth the process[​IMG]
     
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    You want to wet sand/polish them or bake them open? Not really sure.
     
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    when I do them i use roughly 5 different grits of wet sandpaper starting around 4-600 and working up through 2000 or so, then I polished them out with a mild compound and polish, then you need to coat them with something or they'll turn hazy again. If it's not a daily driver keeping them waxed will probably do the trick for quite a while.
     
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    I'm thinking he wants to open these up to replace that yellow crap.

    My black beauties had the same issue so they are sitting in a box somewhere.
     
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    well then, my post won't help him at all.
     
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    It helped me..... get my post count up :)
     
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    OnyxCobra, thank you! I started to approach them just like you stated but realized they are made with glass. This is new to me! Ive never know any sn95 mustang headlight to have glass lens,..aftermarket at that. What are these and where did they come from? Are these the black beauties I see discussed?
     
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    I had them before and they are indeed glass, one of mine broke before I could sell them.

    Only aftermarket lights I have seen not in plastic.
    [MENTION=11896]ttocs[/MENTION] had them also.
     
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    You can still find them on ebay etc and they come in black which I think looks better.
     
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    I imagine the lenses are glass so they don't haze, like old school head lights!
     
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    Yea and its great cause I figured they were plastic! Ive owned this car for 8yrs and never knew
     
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    hmm yeah the pic was so close I didn't realize those were the glass ones. I have a new set of headlights just like those somewhere in my basement, if you want them maybe we can work something out.
     
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    Ok....im content with these..its the yellow glue that I am not. Needs black glue/sealer. The side marker lights have taken a beating with cracks and scratches. Not looking for a fix with them, just replace.
     
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    [MENTION=8860]Win[/MENTION] how long do you bake your headlights and what temp?

    also how much cinnamon do I add to the batter?
     
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    I can confirm using 200° kitchen oven for 20min works great to weaken the glue/seal between the lens and housing so seperation is possible. I also can confirm using a straight screw driver is NOT a good tool to use when scraping the glue from the lens cause it will slip causing an over trust to the lens ultimately cracking it. ...lol.....dang it!!

    I guess im looking for a new set of lights!