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Old 04-19-2015, 07:27 AM   #1
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2005 V6 Mustang. The insides of my headlamp covers are dirty and need to be cleaned. The dust on the inside of the lens seems to lower the brightness of the headlamps on the street at night. Has anyone pulled these off to polish the inside? I'm looking for detailed instructions or a video on how to do this if anyone is aware of any.

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Old 04-19-2015, 01:23 PM   #2
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Pics? This is very rare. Matter of fact, I've never heard of issues with "dust" inside of a headlamp unless the bulb-to-lamp assembly seal is bad and that usually results in moisture intrusion, not dust. I'd figure out what's allowing that "dust" in before pursuing cleaning the inside of the headlamp assembly.
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I'm with Nuke.

Do you have aftermarket light fixtures? That would explain how junk got in.
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Here are some photos. These are stock with no modifications.
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Are you sure it is inside and not just the tint has been sand blasted by driving (or maybe the covers were already sand blasted and the tint was put over top of it?)

And of course the tint will lower your light output as well.
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Yeah, can't tell tint from internal or external "dust" or what have you. If they bother you that much, find new headlight assemblies.
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Try spraying a little bit of Off, or Cutter, or some kind of mosquito repellent on a cloth. Give it a good wipe down, and then wipe it off with dry cloth. I've done this on a couple of my daily drivers before and it is the quickest/cheapest home remedy I know of that actually shows some moderate results.
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