CrossfireForum.org
Loading
 
- CLICK HERE TO GET RID OF THESE ADS -
Go Back   CrossfireForum.org > Technical > Exterior & Lighting

Welcome to Crossfire Forum!
Welcome to Crossfire Forum,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please
join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2012, 12:40 PM
bwagner's Avatar  
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 29
Default Replacement headlight covers


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.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-19-2012, 12:58 PM
Mrmiata's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Kellyville, Ok
Posts: 7,683
Send a message via Yahoo to Mrmiata
Default Re: Replacement headlight covers


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.


'
'04 ALABASTER WHITE COUPE #011540
'05 AERO BLUE \ VANILLA ROADSTER #054042
'06 AERO BLUE \ VANILLA ROADSTER #061260

$5 Front Lip - $4 Radar Detector Mirror Mount
Video RCM - CPS Replacement

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2012, 02:49 PM
Erichenderson02's Avatar
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Anaheim Hills, CA
Age: 22
Posts: 399
Default Re: Replacement headlight covers


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).

-Eric


'05 Base Coupe - 6 speed - Sprintbooster, Eurocharged Tune, 74MM TB, Needswings DCAI + K&N Xstreams, Magnaflow Catback, Rear Cats Removed
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2012, 05:32 PM
MrMoPar's Avatar
www.TheCrossfireShop.com
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: NW Ohio
Age: 54
Posts: 560
Default Re: Replacement headlight covers


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.


The Crossfire Shop, your source for hard to find parts for the Chrysler Crossfire!
2004 Crossfire, Alabaster White, Cedar interior. Staggered 19" Lorinser LM6 rims.
2005 Crossfire SRT-6, Graphite, Factory Nav, Megan Racing exhaust, Code3 pulley.
2007 Cool Vanilla Heritage Edition 300C, NCTS Turbocharged 5.7 Hemi, 411 RWHP, 500 RWTQ @ 7 psi. 12.95@110 mph, 0-60 mph in 4.18 sec.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2012, 08:48 PM
bwagner's Avatar  
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 29
Default


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.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Erichenderson02 View Post
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).

-Eric
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2012, 08:53 PM
ala_xfire's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lineville, Alabama
Age: 70
Posts: 5,689
Default Re: Replacement headlight covers


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 ?


Link to common problem fixes and documentation

2005 Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat FlipTop #59078

Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2012, 09:02 PM
Mrmiata's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Kellyville, Ok
Posts: 7,683
Send a message via Yahoo to Mrmiata
Default Re: Replacement headlight covers


Quote:
Originally Posted by bwagner View Post
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.


'
'04 ALABASTER WHITE COUPE #011540
'05 AERO BLUE \ VANILLA ROADSTER #054042
'06 AERO BLUE \ VANILLA ROADSTER #061260

$5 Front Lip - $4 Radar Detector Mirror Mount
Video RCM - CPS Replacement

Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2012, 09:20 PM
bwagner's Avatar  
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 29
Default


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]
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2012, 09:33 PM
James1549's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cincinnati ( Delhi )
Posts: 9,019
Default Re: Replacement headlight covers


Quote:
Originally Posted by bwagner View Post
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.


Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2012, 09:35 PM
James1549's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cincinnati ( Delhi )
Posts: 9,019
Default Re: Replacement headlight covers


If you go with the 3M kit and follow the directions, you will be happy with the results.


Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2012, 09:45 PM
Mrmiata's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Kellyville, Ok
Posts: 7,683
Send a message via Yahoo to Mrmiata
Default Re: Replacement headlight covers


Quote:
Originally Posted by bwagner View Post
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]

Yep.. sounds like you've got a good base start on them.. but jumping to the finish to quick..


'
'04 ALABASTER WHITE COUPE #011540
'05 AERO BLUE \ VANILLA ROADSTER #054042
'06 AERO BLUE \ VANILLA ROADSTER #061260

$5 Front Lip - $4 Radar Detector Mirror Mount
Video RCM - CPS Replacement

Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2012, 09:47 PM
bwagner's Avatar  
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 29
Default Re: Replacement headlight covers


I'll run out and get it tomorrow and let you know how it turns out.
Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 06-22-2012, 08:16 AM
ala_xfire's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lineville, Alabama
Age: 70
Posts: 5,689
Default Re: Replacement headlight covers


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.


Link to common problem fixes and documentation

2005 Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat FlipTop #59078

Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 06-22-2012, 03:03 PM
TerryR's Avatar
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston, TEXAS
Age: 69
Posts: 711
Send a message via AIM to TerryR
Default Re: Replacement headlight covers


Quote:
Originally Posted by bwagner View Post
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


Terry Robinson
Ex Brit living it up in Houston, Texas
WAS a Proud owner of SRT6 Roadster in AeroBlue.
2013 Dodge Durango Crew Cab
2008 BMW 750Li
2005 Mini Cooper Convertible (With Go Faster Stripes LOL)
2005 Crossfire Roadster in Red
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 06-22-2012, 04:17 PM
ala_xfire's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lineville, Alabama
Age: 70
Posts: 5,689
Default Re: Replacement headlight covers


Quote:
Originally Posted by TerryR View Post
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.


Link to common problem fixes and documentation

2005 Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat FlipTop #59078

Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 06-24-2012, 04:22 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4
Default Re: Replacement headlight covers


Im Looking for front driver side headlight for my crossfire. Is anyone got one or know where to get it?
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 06-24-2012, 04:36 PM
TerryR's Avatar
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston, TEXAS
Age: 69
Posts: 711
Send a message via AIM to TerryR
Default Re: Replacement headlight covers


Quote:
Originally Posted by tamerline View Post
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.


Terry Robinson
Ex Brit living it up in Houston, Texas
WAS a Proud owner of SRT6 Roadster in AeroBlue.
2013 Dodge Durango Crew Cab
2008 BMW 750Li
2005 Mini Cooper Convertible (With Go Faster Stripes LOL)
2005 Crossfire Roadster in Red
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 06-24-2012, 04:42 PM
D&NIS's Avatar  
Join Date: May 2012
Location: The Netherlands
Age: 25
Posts: 142
Default Re: Replacement headlight covers


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.


Black 2004 Limited Coupe
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 06-24-2012, 05:48 PM
ala_xfire's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lineville, Alabama
Age: 70
Posts: 5,689
Default Re: Replacement headlight covers


Quote:
Originally Posted by tamerline View Post
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 .....


Link to common problem fixes and documentation

2005 Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat FlipTop #59078

Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 07-21-2012, 07:54 PM
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Auburn Wa
Posts: 48
Default Re: Replacement headlight covers


brand new $435-$420
Right side 04-08 OEM Chrysler Crossfire Headlight RH Headlamp Right Passenger > Deal on set | eBay

Left side http://www.ebay.com/itm/04-08-OEM-Ch...item27c955d6a7


Last edited by martyfa; 07-21-2012 at 07:58 PM.
Reply With Quote
 
Old 07-21-2012, 07:54 PM
Advertisement
Default Re: Replacement headlight covers


 
 
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:27 PM.