what do you call the plastic headlight cover?

what are the headlight covers on a car called

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Discussion Starter · #1 · Sep 9, 2003

what’s the name of the plastic thing that covers the headlight? I want to replace mine, cause it’s more clear at the bottom, and cloudy at the top.

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u want the black one’s?? cuz those are called GTS

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Discussion Starter · #3 · Sep 9, 2003

I”m talking about the outside part of of the headlight thing.. the plastic thign that protects the bulb i guess

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just get the lamp.. get a new one.. u can get em on ebay and junk… i know how the 1st gen alty’s get after a while.. mine r clean cuz i got em new

these are mine… u can also buy a new pair at swa

what do you call the plastic headlight cover?

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Discussion Starter · #6 · Sep 9, 2003

ohh okay, thanks.. it’s called a lamp.. gotcha! hahaha

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Discussion Starter · #8 · Sep 9, 2003

thanks dude!!! that’s pretty expensive good thing i’m getting excess money back from my school loan, that should take care of that!

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whatever works.. i got mine due to an accident.. got em for free insurance owns sometimes

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Try polishing your current light first, if you want to save your change…go pick up some Mother’s aluminum or plastic polish (they both work well even though you’re polishing plastic). It’s around $5.00 for a small container of it. Take some, put it on a towel, rag or something like that and rub your lights. You don’t have to rub hard. Then just wipe it off. You’ll probably see an incredible improvement. My step-fathers winter car’s (1995 Mercury Mystique – he has a 2001 LS as well) lights were really yellow and not clear at all. I took some polish and went to town for 10 minutes. Well now they look crystal clear. A lot cheaper then spending $200 on new lights for the car and even if I have to do it over again every 6 months, still works out helle cheaper.

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Discussion Starter · #11 · Sep 9, 2003

thanks…. i like that idea better, do you know where I can purchase this at?

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Walmart carries the meguiars plastic polish with the boating stuff, and any auto parts place should have it. 2 step process for about 12 bucks.

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I use a product by Eagle One called NEVR-DULL. This stuff is incredible. I use it to clean the alloy wheels and chrome grill on my girl’s Accord and I use it to clean my hubcaps and muffler on my Altima.

When I bought my car the headlamps were yellow and glazed like none other on the top half. I went on here and discovered that SWA was selling the headlamps for pretty cheap and almost bought some. I figured… what the hell, if it ****s up I was gonna buy some new ones anyways.

Here is the outcome.

what do you call the plastic headlight cover?


what do you call the plastic headlight cover?

You take a piece of the wad, and wax it on the headlamp like you would with normal wax. Then, you wait for it to haze over just like wax. Finally, you wipe it off…. once again…. just like wax.

Here is what the stuff looks like:

what do you call the plastic headlight cover?

I also used Finish 2001 regular car wax at first. It worked too, but not nearly as well as this stuff did! BTW.. one can will last you near a year of car show quality shine for wheels!

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Discussion Starter · #14 · Sep 9, 2003

wow, awesome thanks!

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JLewisinSyr said:

Try polishing your current light first, if you want to save your change…go pick up some Mother’s aluminum or plastic polish (they both work well even though you’re polishing plastic). It’s around $5.00 for a small container of it. Take some, put it on a towel, rag or something like that and rub your lights. You don’t have to rub hard. Then just wipe it off. You’ll probably see an incredible improvement. My step-fathers winter car’s (1995 Mercury Mystique – he has a 2001 LS as well) lights were really yellow and not clear at all. I took some polish and went to town for 10 minutes. Well now they look crystal clear. A lot cheaper then spending $200 on new lights for the car and even if I have to do it over again every 6 months, still works out helle cheaper.

just tried it, made the lights look brand new. you can get it for $4.30 cents after tax at autozone took about 10 minutes, including finding a cloth, and rubbing. i used the aluminum one cus it’s all they had and it worked find, just don’t get any on the paint, it’s greasy.

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