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    1. #31
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      I just went through needing to cleanup my lenses as they looked like they were literally painted over with yellow paint. Up here in the north (Ohio) our winters get interesting with plenty of days of salt on the road which really speeds up the process of damaging these lenses.
      Anyways, 3M makes a white paste rubbing compound in a small pouch that runs around $4.00 that did the trick with a clean cloth. Most auto stores or hardware store will have this. I spent about 15 minutes per light. Applied a small amount and worked it in with a old rag. Before its starts to dry I began buffing it out with a clean cloth. Repeated 2 to 3 times each side and the lenses are like new. I did see a quick temporary fix is using WD-40 applied on each light which works for a good 24 hours if your just in need of that trip in the night and want some extra visibility.



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      Brasso and a wet sponge with the green scotch Brite.

      1 Use about a quarter size amount of brasso 5 to 10 min a side.

      2 wipe off the headlights until clean repeat if necessary.

      3 apply another thin layer of brasso let dry to a haze, use a clean soft cloth and polish until clean. Repeat step 3 every other month or so depending on how much you drive it.

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      Brasso and a sponge with and abrersive side pollish each headlight with about a tablespoons worth of brasso use a wet sponge POLISH FOR 10 MINUTES WIPE CLEAN REAPPLY THIN COAT OF BRASSO let dry to a haze wipe with a clean rag repeat last step every two or three months depending on Drive and it takes about 30 seconds a headlight

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      recently replaced headlights , crystal clear as of sept. 2021, i'm thinking just turtle wax couple coats every four months shud be fine protection for road haze, occasional flying critter bomb, Tho I still stand by and endorse Repel mosquito repellant 40% deet, cheap and quick, couple squirts on rag, wipe over lens to remove critter stains and road haze for like new crystal clear finish

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      I couldn't take it anymore, I replaced my headlights with new from eBay and they are beautiful. Interesting that there is a connection on the sides of each for turn signals. When I removed the originals they had a place for turn signal but no actual hole like the replacements. I have the Aveo5 so my turn signals are in that long bar below the headlight. Anyway, it took me about an hour to install. Watch a video or two on YouTube to help.


      Bought them from eBay seller dt_moto:

      "NEW 2004-2007 Chevy Aveo 06-08 Aveo5 Hatchback Headlights Headlamps Left+Right

      Limited Life Time Warranty,free return,SAE DOT approved"

      Dave

      Last edited by logodave; 06-14-2022 at 01:23 AM.

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      Let us know how good or bad the light pattern is while driving at night. I had to return a set of reportedly good quality aftermarket assemblies that were awful and incapable of producing a good light pattern down the road even after adjusting and aiming. My old and cloudy (at the time) headlights produced a MUCH better pattern that resulted in being able to see better than the NEW aftermarket ones.
      I ended up polishing my OEM ones and have been happy since.

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      I will check them tonight when it's dark. They seemed fine last night but I will super study whats going on
      with this new set. BTW, they have to work because I threw the old ones out and the recycling truck just left.

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      Eg.h2o, I just got in tonight. Finally tested my new headlights on the way home. The driver side needs a slight adjustment but
      the difference is night and day. These lights are so much clearer and I can see down the road now. Hands down a winner for me. I am very particular with my car and these headlights are a big improvement over the old yellowed OEMs.

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      Congratulations!
      Take the win and drive on!

      BTW driver side light is supposed to be a bit lower than the right.

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      I thought about that last night after writing to you. Thanks!





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