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Yellowing Headlights

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My 99 GS400 with HID has some pretty yellow looking headlights. I want them to look clear again........ie. almost new.

There are plenty of 'non-HID' headlights available at an almost reasonable price. If I remove my headlight unit from the car, will I be able to just swap the LENS with a non-HID headlamp unit?

Not that I expect any, but, are there any cleaners or polishers that would work at all with a buffing wheel or dremel?

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There are plenty of 'non-HID' headlights available at an almost reasonable price.  If I remove my headlight unit from the car, will I be able to just swap the LENS with a non-HID headlamp unit?

In a word: NO. The reflectors in the housing are setup differently for the halogen and HID housings. Also, there is a place for the ballast and leveling computer at the bottom of the HID housing whereas the halogen housings do not have this space.

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You should try some metal polish on those lights, they can probably be restored to like new.

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The lenses should be the same, but I'd definately try cleaning the ones you have first.

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The lenses should be the same, but I'd definately try cleaning the ones you have first.

B) I agree.

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so, no one has any kind of Trick, Double-Throwdown, Triple-Secret, 'got it from some guy at the local nuclear plant' kind of stuff??

I mean, which product should I use? :unsure:

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Try Meguir's Mirror Glaze Cleaner, Polish, and Detailer. The stuff worked wonders on my headlight plastic. I mean really nice like new. Also, you can use a buffer with the polish (or use polish compound like from a body shop).

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metal polish,plexus,novus should all do the job from what many stated.try a search also on headlight cleaning and you should find alot of post on what worked for other members.i would try the novus plastic stuff i heard that works great.you can allways replace that lens with a new one but that will take some work and heat to get it off so i would adivse you to try to clean it first.

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I've heard that bug spray works, but I've never tried it lol

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lol bug spray might work!!i think its got chemicals in it that desolve.someone told me about that a long time ago but i never tried it either!hehe

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.:cheers: .:cheers:

All I can say is WOW!! The NOVUS product is absolutely AWESOME.

I had VERY LITTLE expectation that anything I tried would actually remove the yellowing on my headlight lens' but NOVUS DID!

I'll try to post some pictures here for everyone to see. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it and urge anyone with yellowing headlight lens to buy some!

I took the best pics I could with what I have available to me.....

Now, these pics are only with my using about 10 minutes of HAND polishing, and using their #2 product. I now plan to go back with a buffer wheel and the #3 product first, then work up to the #2, and finally the #1 finishing detail!! The headlights ought to look like new when completed!! :D :D

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Looks great!

Actually the Plexus and the Novus #1 are pretty similar, no need to use Plexus if you use the Novus #1.

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