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Old 03-15-2017, 07:56 PM   #1
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E46 Sedan headlight restoration

Hey there! I recently just bought some halos for the ol' 3 series so before putting them on I've decided it's a good time to restore my headlight lenses. In doing the outsides I noticed there's kind of a 'burn' in the plastic on only the passenger side in front of my low beam (on the inside of the lens). I'm assuming that is from the after market xenon bulbs in there.

Just wondering since I've never cleaned anything like that, would it be the same process of sanding down, polishing and using the headlight vapor? Or would the inside of the lense/the type of wear on require a different process?
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Old 03-15-2017, 08:13 PM   #2
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For the already low cost of OEM replacements, minus the cost of whatever cleaning system you're planning on using it's so much better to just replace them. Crystal clear lenses brighten up any car.

Don't forget the gaskets.
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Old 03-15-2017, 08:53 PM   #3
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Khoalty lenses look amazing and are only $80 sooo deft worth it

http://www.khoalty.com/headlight-lens-replacement.html


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And as previously mentioned don't forget the gaskets


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Old 03-16-2017, 06:58 AM   #5
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I had that type of "discoloration" (for lack of a better word) on my lenses. Never could get that part entirely clear. It seemed to run through the entire thickness of the plastic. Although my original polishing efforts returned pretty decent results I found myself having redo the polishing every few months or so to keep up the best appearance.

Finally sprung for new lenses and was glad I did. I'm thankful we have the option of replaceable lenses as it seems most vehichles these days are not.
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Well it seems I'm seeing new lenses all around! Haha. Thanks guys. I was thinking about getting new lenses, but I was always scared they wouldn't be up to OEM quality
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ID:	651872 I just got my new headlight lenses in the mail from khoalty and on the car they look great and fit perfectly (don't mind my primed front bumper lol)


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Crystal clear. Takes the years off any car. Good job!
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+1 on the khoalty lenses. Cheap and transforms the front end.
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