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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-30-2007, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Suggestions for the cloudyness?

My Intrepid has developed a cloudyness in the lights, and i was wondering if anyone else had any good tips to remove it. I have been using "Flitz" it helps a little, it supposedly has a chemical reaction that takes it away slowly. Any suggestions of what to buy (i dont know if the "kit" works well) but any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Do a search. You'll find a myriad of suggestions, processes that worked for other members, etc.

Wetsanding is a popular option. PlastX is another possibility. I've heard of other people having good luck with Plexus.
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I use plexus as a preventative, but it won't clear lights already damaged. Most of the successes here have involved sanding and polishing with a product like plast-x. There are also some sealant products, that re-coat lenses that some have has luck with. As W3ap0n-X said, there are lots of threads on this topic.
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theres a kit at walmart in a silver bag. i found it in the automotive section by the headlight bulbs. others found it in different areas of wallyworld. its a little under 20 bucks, and has everything you need.

1500 and 2000 sand paper, buffer, sealer

i did it, and didnt take my time, only sanded for about 2 minutes per light, and it took about 15 mins total to do both headlights and foglights. i wasnt trying to make it perfect, just to see if it even made a difference.

it looked awesome.

ive been debating getting another kit and redoing it. i put a thin coat of the sealer, and want to resand everything down real good and put 4 coats of sealer this time.

i would reccomend the kit. it has everything you need and its all in one package.
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Thanks, ill try the kit
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I had the same problem with my intrepid - had almost no light and had to use hi-beams all the time. I used 3M's Scratch Remover just as I would on the body and it worked like a dream. It is safe for clearcoat so it doesn't scratch the lenses. May require a few rubbings but it is worth it (and much cheaper than those cleaning "kits") Do your fogs too, if you have them. You will be amazed!!
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I dont have this problem, but when I went to the Salvage yard, all the intrepid Head lights had this to a degree. I am curious then is the fogging just on the outside of the plastic so that the sanding gets you down to where it is now clear? I ask this because new OEM light cost approx. 200 each. The head lights in the yard were $23 each. If they can be reworked then that seems like a good alternative. Assuming of course that the fogging is just on the outside and not all the way through. I also heard that is caused by UV light damage? On all model years or just some??

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I use Rain-X on the headlight lenses even though I believe the instructions say it's not for plastic. I've done this for years, since lenses went from glass to plastic, and have not had foggy lenses yet.
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Here's my take from another post. I found this Crystal View stuff to work very well for my case.

https://www.dodgeintrepid.net/forums/...ad.php?t=89731
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You can buy a kit or not, but if your lights are damaged pretty well, then you will need to wet sand them.

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You can buy a kit or not, but if your lights are damaged pretty well, then you will need to wet sand them.

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okay did i miss something? whats up with all the cross naming?

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sorry for the hi-jack. i use this stuff from pep-boys that cleans convertable tops. i forget the exact brand but the guys use it on all the cars they inspect and turned me on to it when i was getting my headlight bulb changed a while ago.
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