Tip & How-To about Ford F-150

Dull Plastic Headlight Fix

If your truck came with plastic headlight lenses. Here is the answer to your faded and dim headlights.
Don't buy expensive headlight cleaners or new headlights. Get yourself a can of Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish.
Grab a rag and polish your plastic lenses with a generous helping in a circular motion and buff with a clean cloth. You can make them look like glass in a matter of minutes.

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Is hard for me to see at night the headlights doesn't iluminate that much no more what can i do?


Your vehicle is equipped with composite headlights. That means that they are made out of plastic. The bulbs are replaceable. You can access the bulbs from under the hood. Most likely, your headlight lenses have become frosted with age. If that is the case, here is how to make them clear again: Get a sheet of 2000 grit wet or dry sandpaper at any auto parts store. soak the sandpaper in warm water for about 10 minutes to soften it up a little. Now cut the sheet of sandpaper into approximately 4inch by 4inch sheets. Take one sheet and fold it in half. You will use this sheet to sand your headlight lenses. making sure that the lense and the sandpaper stays wet, lightly sand the entire lense until it begins to clear up and become smooth. When it reaches that stage, you will need to use a good automotive rubbing compound and a dry cloth and buff out all the sandpaper scratches. I've done this many times with excellent results. The headlight won't be good as new, but it will be much brighter. There are products on the market made just for this purpose, but they are pricey. Also, the halogen bulbs inside your headlights will become yellow with age. It's a slow process so most people don';t realize how dim their lights have become. New halogen bulbs will make a dramatic improvement now that your lenses are clear again.

Dec 15, 2010 | 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier

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brighten headlamp lense


Polishing the lenses is a temporary fix and doesnt last long, and then its worse than it was to begin with. You can try with some plastic polish and get them the best you can or replace the headlights, There are several companies on the net that you can purchase lights from, just google Cadillac Headlights and shop around. .Make sure they are dim because of the lens and not an electrical problem.

Nov 20, 2009 | 2004 Cadillac Sts

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dull dim lenses on headlights


if theyre plastic lenses,polish them with whats now available (plastic polish)Mcguires brand ,very common for polycarbonate lenses to yellow and fade,they come up really well once done

Oct 25, 2009 | 1999 GMC Sonoma

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'94 Ford Crown Vic Headlights


Are you sure the bulbs are dim? Could the problem be faded lenses? If so, like most of today's plastic lenses, get yourself a lens restoration kit and follow the instructions.

Jan 17, 2009 | 1994 Ford Crown Victoria

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