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Need to replace plastic headlight lens on 2011 Silverado ...

Discussion in 'Gearheads' started by Truckdriver, Nov 7, 2020.

  1. Truckdriver

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    Install on the new headlights went easier than expected. I went with https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07FP7JNNR?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title
    A but more expensive than the ones posted earlier but still worth it.. I didn't think to take pics but these new lights make my truck look n almost brand new.


    My next project is the ex's '99 Buick Le Sabre. Her headlights are in bad shape (insert bad joke here)
     
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    I’ve done all of ours. We don’t like car payments so we eek out as many miles as we can. New headlights can take years off of how a car or truck looks. Now to get those shocks and struts done...
     
  3. 1911Sooner

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    The polish kits will work but only for a while. They will discolor again in a few month. I replaced the headlights on my 2010 Yukon and it was pretty easy. Pretty cheap too off ebay with no sales tax and free shipping. Makes a world of difference.
     
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    They need to be sealed and coated. You can also use a film over them to prevent it.
     
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    xseler These are not the firearms you're looking for.

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    I would use my car wax on 'em after I cleared them. Would usually last 12 to 18 months before treatment was again required.
     
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    I love not having a car payment. Now about those dova income taxes.
     
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    I’m doing this on some old Bimmers in the driveway.

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    I started with one of the kits, but that didn’t cut it. If the hazing is bad, you’ll probably need to do what I did. I bought a sandpaper set off Amazon that went from I think 200grit to 3000grit, and used soapy water. Ended with some polish. They’re not perfect, but you can clearly see they are 100x better!
     
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    I bought an aftermarket set for my F150 at Headlightsdepot.com. I was very happy with the quality and much easier than sanding and polishing. I have done a few sets in the past and they don't seem to last even with the UV protection.

    I forgot to add to check and make sure they are made in Taiwan and not China. From my research the Taiwanese are much better quality.
     
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    I had a guy that specializes in restoring headlights work on mine. I was blown away with the results. The red one was not near as bad as the silver one.

    This guy does great work. It’s actually best if you don’t try the home remedies first.

    https://www.okcheadlights.com.


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    Man I miss the glass headlight days.
     

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