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necodaddy
07-16-2010, 07:45 PM
I'm new to Bimmerfest and I own an 03 BMW 745Li. Owned it for several years and love it. My headlights are just dull, hazy and make a killer automobile not as attractive as it could be. I've looked around the internet and replacements are like $1,000+. Anybody encountered this problem and if so what did you do and what were the results. Thanks

BnWBMW
07-16-2010, 07:47 PM
I'm new to Bimmerfest and I own an 03 BMW 745Li. Owned it for several years and love it. My headlights are just dull, hazy and make a killer automobile not as attractive as it could be. I've looked around the internet and replacements are like $1,000+. Anybody encountered this problem and if so what did you do and what were the results. Thanks

there are headlight restoration services around which are much, much cheaper than new headlights. I haven't done it myself but you can check on craigslist

DULLAH
07-16-2010, 07:48 PM
I've used both Meguiar's and mothers plastic polishes before on previous cars prior to selling, and it seemed to really clear and shine dull, scratchy lenses.

I'm sure there's superior brands out there that the griots/wolfgang boys know.

GOUGHIE
07-16-2010, 07:58 PM
OP, check this thread out - results are fantastic! :thumbup:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=615779

wilk187
07-16-2010, 08:24 PM
I've seen 2 bmw dealers that offer the service for 150$/ pair..Was in the dealer in Indianapolis this morning and they had it also...So that makes 3. The price is much more than the diy option, but it's an option none the less

SOUTHERNCOMFORT
12-08-2010, 08:00 PM
I had the same issue with my 02 745Li. I had mine done by the Dealer, they ran a special for $130,

aznwhip
12-09-2010, 10:29 AM
^ Maybe it's just the lighting or camera, but those still look fairly hazzy. $130 is an ok price, but if they do look like that, I'd be pissed. I usually charge $100 to clear and seal headlights with the Diamondite system.

SOUTHERNCOMFORT
12-09-2010, 06:07 PM
Yeah you are right, I took the picture with my phone and plus it was late in the day. They do look kinda hazy.

D4hwt
12-11-2010, 04:53 AM
I did mine this summer. Took about 2 hrs for each light. Once they were off the car. Came up like new. Wet and dry from 600 grit up in stages to 2500grit. Use plenty of water and alternate between horizontal and vertical passes when you move up a grade. Rubbing compound, t cut then a good polish. P
http://184.72.239.143/mu/5697faa1-660a-89fc.jpg
One on the left is before and one on the right is after.

dr.sumitsolanki
12-11-2010, 06:58 AM
I did mine this summer. Took about 2 hrs for each light. Once they were off the car. Came up like new. Wet and dry from 600 grit up in stages to 2500grit. Use plenty of water and alternate between horizontal and vertical passes when you move up a grade. Rubbing compound, t cut then a good polish. P
http://184.72.239.143/mu/5697faa1-660a-89fc.jpg
One on the left is before and one on the right is after.

What If there is a FOG from INSIDE ?????:eeps: ???????
As in my case, Lens are clear from out side but therz a fog inside.

regards
Dr.Sumit Solanki

RodB
12-29-2010, 09:22 PM
I had a 2003 745i with the same issue. Had the outside cleaned professionally but found a pitting on the inside of the lenses. I did not find any solution for getting a clear lens. Outside was super smooth and clean but still wasn't what I wanted. If anyone can help with the inside pitting that would be GREAT.

drkchan
12-30-2010, 10:57 AM
Get a small magnet and wrap it with a microfiber cloth with a fishing line attached. Spray some lens cleaner onto the cloth. Access the inside lens compartment by taking the high beam bulb out. Put the cloth inside the headlight. Get a strong magnet on the outside and use it to move the cloth around. You may need to do this a few times with a clean cloth depending on how dirty the lens is. Try not to make the cloth too wet or else it will leave water marks on the lens. Also, make sure your outside lens is clean to prevent scratching the outside lens with the magnet. You may want to wet the outside lens for lubrication. This will clean most of the fog on the inside lens except the other edge where the gap is narrow. Good luck.