93 Camry Foggy Headlights

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Old 16 Apr 2006, 03:35 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 93 V6LE Camry and have noticed that in the last few years, the
plastic headlight lens' are getting very dull. Last week I went to my local
Toyota dealer and was ready to purchase new headlight lens to replace the
dull ones. The parts guy pointed me to a Permatex product, "Headlight Lens
Restoration Kit". It cost $16.19. It consists of sandpaper with grit values
of 1000, 1500, 2000, and 2500. A soft cloth, a bottle of a liquid polish and
a pair of rubber gloves. If the lens has deep scratches then start with the
1000 grit paper (you wet the paper first). I started with 1500. You go
through each grit size and end with 2500, the finest grit. Then use the
liquid polish on the cloth and rub. The whole process takes only 10 minutes
or so. The lens is no longer yellow and clear again. This works very well.
Good luck.
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Old 16 Apr 2006, 05:31 pm   #2 (permalink)
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In article <4442aa84$0$1529$742ec2ed@news.sonic.net>,
"pestocat" <gel114@theconnection.com> wrote:

> I have a 93 V6LE Camry and have noticed that in the last few years, the
> plastic headlight lens' are getting very dull. Last week I went to my local
> Toyota dealer and was ready to purchase new headlight lens to replace the
> dull ones. The parts guy pointed me to a Permatex product, "Headlight Lens
> Restoration Kit". It cost $16.19. It consists of sandpaper with grit values
> of 1000, 1500, 2000, and 2500. A soft cloth, a bottle of a liquid polish and
> a pair of rubber gloves. If the lens has deep scratches then start with the
> 1000 grit paper (you wet the paper first). I started with 1500. You go
> through each grit size and end with 2500, the finest grit. Then use the
> liquid polish on the cloth and rub. The whole process takes only 10 minutes
> or so. The lens is no longer yellow and clear again. This works very well.
> Good luck.
> pestocat


Thanks for the hint. I will give it a try.

Merritt
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Old 16 Apr 2006, 08:47 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Now to realy clean the inside remove the assembly pour in a cup or so
of denatured alcohol and shake it around a few minutes. You will be
suprised on the light output difference.

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Old 17 Apr 2006, 06:03 pm   #4 (permalink)
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pestocat wrote:
> I have a 93 V6LE Camry and have noticed that in the last few years, the
> plastic headlight lens' are getting very dull. Last week I went to my local
> Toyota dealer and was ready to purchase new headlight lens to replace the
> dull ones. The parts guy pointed me to a Permatex product, "Headlight Lens
> Restoration Kit". It cost $16.19. It consists of sandpaper with grit values
> of 1000, 1500, 2000, and 2500. A soft cloth, a bottle of a liquid polish and
> a pair of rubber gloves. If the lens has deep scratches then start with the
> 1000 grit paper (you wet the paper first). I started with 1500. You go
> through each grit size and end with 2500, the finest grit. Then use the
> liquid polish on the cloth and rub. The whole process takes only 10 minutes
> or so. The lens is no longer yellow and clear again. This works very well.
> Good luck.
> pestocat


Wow, a Toyota dealer who directed you to a do-it-yourself kit, instead
of charging you $200 to do the job!

What is this world coming to...?

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Old 17 Apr 2006, 07:01 pm   #5 (permalink)
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But the kit only cost the dealer 2$

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