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Old 06-19-2012, 11:40 AM
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Hey everyone,

I'm new here, just bought an 04 crossfire. Love it!
Does anyone know where I can get replacement headlight cover? I tried using one of those kits to get them clear again. But it didn't work as well as I thought. I've looked all over the Internet and can't find them. Don't want to call the dealership and get rapped.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:58 AM
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I wet sanded mine with some fairly wore out 800 grit.. they were a nice yellow color when I started.. now you can't date the car by the lights.. lol. Finish off with your polish kit. "lenses" aren't an option.. otherwise about a 300-400 dollar date each headlight.. use the search feature.. you'll find aplenty on headlights.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:49 PM
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Mine were getting pretty bad so I went for the sandpaper method as well.

600 grit wet sanded the entire lens, (even the parts that weren't bad, just so that it was all even). Mine still had a lot of the factory clearcoat on it, so it was a bit of a chore.

After the 600 I went over the lens again with 2000 grit wet sandpaper, and then rubbed Meguiar's PlastX HARD into the surface. They came out good, but have hazed up since (I didn't wax or anything after).

I'm planning on trying to locate 3000 grit sandpaper or something and redoing them again, this time with some different plastic polish. But the result is still WAY better than the yellow/crusty alternative.



Good luck with whatever you decide. Feel free to PM me if you have questions about the method (but there are also numerous articles on the forum about it).

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Old 06-21-2012, 04:32 PM
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If really bad, start with 400, then 600, 800, 1000, 1200 or 1500, finish with 2000. Then get some good ultrafine polish, and I use a 6" random orbit polisher. I like the Simonize headlight kit for the clearcoat dissolving spray and pre polish rubbing compound. When finished, either have them re clear coated, or better, apply the Laminex 20 mil vinyl overlay. it provides both impact and UV protection which is what hazes unprotected lenses. I can make a headlight look better than new.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:48 PM
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After reading the first reply on this I went and got 600 and 1000 grid. Started with 600 and and finished with the 1000. Use the sealant that came with the kit I had bought that didn't work. They look good until the sealant drys out. Then the look all hazy again. I'm about ready to just replace the damn things.


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Mine were getting pretty bad so I went for the sandpaper method as well.

600 grit wet sanded the entire lens, (even the parts that weren't bad, just so that it was all even). Mine still had a lot of the factory clearcoat on it, so it was a bit of a chore.

After the 600 I went over the lens again with 2000 grit wet sandpaper, and then rubbed Meguiar's PlastX HARD into the surface. They came out good, but have hazed up since (I didn't wax or anything after).

I'm planning on trying to locate 3000 grit sandpaper or something and redoing them again, this time with some different plastic polish. But the result is still WAY better than the yellow/crusty alternative.



Good luck with whatever you decide. Feel free to PM me if you have questions about the method (but there are also numerous articles on the forum about it).

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Old 06-21-2012, 07:53 PM
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get the Meguier's Heavy duty kit - mine were terrible, now look factory fresh ....
( and put Laminix vinyl covers on when done )

What is your location ?
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:02 PM
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After reading the first reply on this I went and got 600 and 1000 grid. Started with 600 and and finished with the 1000. Use the sealant that came with the kit I had bought that didn't work. They look good until the sealant drys out. Then the look all hazy again. I'm about ready to just replace the damn things.
Did you wet sand till no more yellow water? The blue magic headlight restorer at Dollar general $5 really does a good job of a final polish.. My daughters 05 camary has yellowed headlights.. I pulled it out of the crossfire and polished a 3" circle right quick on each light.. night and day difference in that 2 minutes.. handed it to her and said now you know how to fix it. Bought the Blue magic headlight sealer on Ebay, and close to a month now they still look great. Applied a wet coat and let it dry then just gave a quick "dry" micro fiber towel buff.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:20 PM
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I'm in Oregon Ohio, I did wet sand them, I spent like an hour on each one. But again I only used 600 and then 1000. Then the sealant....Am I missing a step?



QUOTE=alaxfire;679793]get the Meguier's Heavy duty kit - mine were terrible, now look factory fresh ....
( and put Laminix vinyl covers on when done )

What is your location ?[/QUOTE]
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:33 PM
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I'm in Oregon Ohio, I did wet sand them, I spent like an hour on each one. But again I only used 600 and then 1000. Then the sealant....Am I missing a step?

About 3 grits of sandpaper.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:35 PM
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If you go with the 3M kit and follow the directions, you will be happy with the results.
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I'm in Oregon Ohio, I did wet sand them, I spent like an hour on each one. But again I only used 600 and then 1000. Then the sealant....Am I missing a step?



QUOTE=alaxfire;679793]get the Meguier's Heavy duty kit - mine were terrible, now look factory fresh ....
( and put Laminix vinyl covers on when done )

What is your location ?
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Yep.. sounds like you've got a good base start on them.. but jumping to the finish to quick..
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:47 PM
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I'll run out and get it tomorrow and let you know how it turns out.
Thanks!
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:16 AM
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Meguier's or 3M - I don't think there is really a big difference between them.
Both will give the desired results if used correctly, and both cost about the same.
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After reading the first reply on this I went and got 600 and 1000 grid. Started with 600 and and finished with the 1000. Use the sealant that came with the kit I had bought that didn't work. They look good until the sealant drys out. Then the look all hazy again. I'm about ready to just replace the damn things.
For about $800 a pair GO FOR IT. LOL
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:17 PM
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For about $800 a pair GO FOR IT. LOL
That's conservative. The guy I bought the old set from paid $1600 for his new ones.
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Im Looking for front driver side headlight for my crossfire. Is anyone got one or know where to get it?
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:36 PM
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Im Looking for front driver side headlight for my crossfire. Is anyone got one or know where to get it?
You can find them on E-Bay from time to time, BUT be prepared to pay $300-$400 EVEN for a used one, OR $600-$700 for a New one.
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:42 PM
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Here's one:

Chrysler Crossfire Frontscheinwerfer Scheinwerfer alle Typen 01 02 03 04 05 - 10 | eBay

And here's the other one:

Chrysler Crossfire Frontscheinwerfer Scheinwerfer alle Typen 01 02 03 04 05 - 10 | eBay

Someone has a complete crossfire on Ebay.nl at the moment.

Goodluck with the hunt.
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Im Looking for front driver side headlight for my crossfire. Is anyone got one or know where to get it?
O so close, but no cigar. I have a passenger side refurbished unit I'd let go for $300 + shipping .....
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