94 Glass Headlight cleaning

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94 Glass Headlight cleaning

Post by kelgalis » Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:44 am

I finally took the effort today to clean out my fogged up passenger headlight. I had known it could be done, but I didn't really want to do it with it being so cold. Today, it was so warm I even popped my sunroof open, so I figured what the hell, I'll take a shot at it. I used (http://www.moojohn.com/stealth/headlight/) as my guide, and it was really pretty simple and easy to do. So here we go, picture by picture.

Before anything, this is what it looked like:

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Some of the water that had accumulated in the headlight:

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After being in the oven at 225 degrees for 7.5 minutes, and prying it off carefully:

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The removed glass:

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Exposed eyes:

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Backside of the plastic:

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Frontside of the plastic:

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Back together again:

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It was really easy to put back together again, and I used a little bit of RTV to seal up the drain holes on the back. It beats me why they'd put drain holes on it when they could just seal it up instead :shrug: Also, the water (green and disgusting) left some water marks on the black plastic backing, which I did my best to remove but was not able to. Also, the glass itself is somewhat chipped, which I didn't bother touching, for now. It looks much better than before, but when I came home after being out for a couple hours, it fogged up a little bit again, so I guess I didn't leave it sitting long enough to let all of the moisture get out. I'll take another shot at it next weekend or sometime this week to try and fix it permanently.

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Re: 94 Glass Headlight cleaning

Post by veerfour05 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:38 am

shoulda robomoded when you had it apart

nice work
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Re: 94 Glass Headlight cleaning

Post by kelgalis » Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:19 am

veerfour05 wrote:shoulda robomoded when you had it apart

nice work
IMO the robomod doesn't look that great, but to each his own. It can look good if done right, on the right car, such as "gabbergod2"'s car:

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And yes, he did modify his hood to cover up the headlights a little bit. Now THAT is a good use of the robo mod!
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Post by curt_gendron » Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:21 pm

The headlight looks a lot better now. I know another 94 Stealth owner who should really do this. :D And he sucks at Halo too.
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Post by veerfour05 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:41 pm

i do agree the robomod has to be done right to look good
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Re: 94 Glass Headlight cleaning

Post by Zeiss » Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:16 pm

mmm robos :)
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Re: 94 Glass Headlight cleaning

Post by kelgalis » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:09 pm

Zeiss wrote:mmm robos :)
How about these:

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Now THAT'S a cool concept. They were made by a guy on 3Si who is looking into selling them. Here's the thread and a couple other pictures:

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Re: 94 Glass Headlight cleaning

Post by Dave » Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:16 pm

I may give this a try just to waste some time before she comes out of the garage. Did you also use the silica gel packs like he said, or do you think this is not necessary?
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Re: 94 Glass Headlight cleaning

Post by kelgalis » Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:40 pm

Dave wrote:I may give this a try just to waste some time before she comes out of the garage. Did you also use the silica gel packs like he said, or do you think this is not necessary?
I didn't have any at the time, but I was able to get a hold of 5 or 6 of them, so I'm going to pop them open again and put them in.

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Re: 94 Glass Headlight cleaning

Post by kelgalis » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:36 pm

I took a second shot at the headlights yesterday, this time armed with silica gel packets. The headlights looked almost exactly like they did before I tried this the first time, so it went from that, to this:

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I did also put some PCV in where the glass seals with the plastic, since there wasn't a lot of sealant there in the first place. They fogged up a little bit a couple hours after I put them back in, but when I got up this morning they had no vapor in them. We'll see how it holds up, but with the gel packets in there, it hopefully won't be an issue.

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Re: 94 Glass Headlight cleaning

Post by 92RTTT » Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:01 am

nice job kyle. Hopefully they dont fog up anymore. I'm hoping the 94's that I am getting dont fog either. If they do I'd probably beg flip to help me do a robo mod on them or something :).


I needed the money so don't hate me for selling my 99's lol :hs:
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Re: 94 Glass Headlight cleaning

Post by kelgalis » Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:16 am

92RTTT wrote:nice job kyle. Hopefully they dont fog up anymore. I'm hoping the 94's that I am getting dont fog either. If they do I'd probably beg flip to help me do a robo mod on them or something :).


I needed the money so don't hate me for selling my 99's lol :hs:
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They haven't fogged up at all since then, only a little bit of initial fog that went away. I think the key is making sure all holes and the glass are sealed with RTV, and putting the silicon packets in there.

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Re: 94 Glass Headlight cleaning

Post by 92RTTT » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:32 am

how are they holding up with all this snow and moisture???
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Re: 94 Glass Headlight cleaning

Post by kelgalis » Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:36 pm

They were when I last saw the car on Sunday, it's still not fully put back together, I should be heading out to Flips today to finish it up.

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Re: 94 Glass Headlight cleaning

Post by kelgalis » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:25 am

Even with the rain today, no fog accumulated, so I think it's officially fixed for good :D

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