foggy headlight

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by marty, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. marty

    marty Member

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    has anyone had this problem the headlight is turn white on the inside not sure if i can take apart and buff it or will i need to buy new one?any help would be great !!! thanks ps 01 electra-glide classic
     
  2. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    I pulled mine apart and cleaned the inside of the lens with warm soapy water..
     
  3. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    I don't think you can get inside to buff, have you tried buffing the out side just to be sure. I think you can up grade to the newer style if you need to replace, if it's from the salt air maybe you could fill and soak with something to remove the film?
     
  4. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    Remove the headlight and the bulb and use a soft cloth on the end of a wood dowel and swished inside with warm soapy water and rinse and blow dry. Should be nice and clear now and the heat from the bulb will dry any residue moisture.
    kemo
     
  5. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I used rubbing alcohol on mine worked great, evaporates quick.

    Bodeen
     
  6. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    My headlight and driving lights ('07 flhtc) got milky. Like others posted, ez to clean. I wonder if it's humidity that causes it, or driving in rain?
     
  7. HDdude

    HDdude New Member

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    Replace the bulb while you have it apart, it's and H4 and is $8 at Walmart
     
  8. lasvegasrick

    lasvegasrick Member

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    wash with dawn and hot water,then blow dry so you do not get water spots.this happens when new light bulbs burn there coating off when installing new light bulbs let them burn in 3-4 min out of the housing
     
  9. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, thanks for the info.
     
  10. NoTyme

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    I read somewhere that it is the coating on the bulbs themselves that causes the cloudy effect as the coating gets burned off.