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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 05-23-2007, 12:43 PM
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Dirty Lights

Hey guys my head lights are so dirty how do i clean them, i used plastx but it's not working?

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Old 05-23-2007, 12:47 PM
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Are the lights dirty on the inside of the casing? Like this for example:

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Old 05-23-2007, 01:21 PM
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I dont know when the lights are wet from the outside then they are clean and when they are dry they are so damn dirty
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:40 PM
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I dont know when the lights are wet from the outside then they are clean and when they are dry they are so damn dirty
The dirty is throwing me off are they hazy looking? that's on the outside...they could have some smokey looking haze also but that sometimes is on the inside..clarify
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:55 PM
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They look hazy kinda dull also
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:58 PM
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Old 05-23-2007, 02:03 PM
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They look hazy kinda dull also
http://classic-motoring.stores.yahoo...apllepoki.html


This what yours look like
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Sounds like hazy plastic. Plastix will work but it will take forever. Start by wet sanding with 1000 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Work your way through 2500 grit. Then a couple of applications of Plastix should clear everything up.
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:02 PM
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Ya i will try to post some pics, wont the sand paper make marks on the plastic
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:10 PM
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Ya i will try to post some pics, wont the sand paper make marks on the plastic
Not unless you do it correctly. Once I had to remove a big scratch from an aircraft window. Used like 6 different sandpaper grits and a buffer.
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Old 05-23-2007, 04:20 PM
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Easy fix that costs $15 in supplies.... i will do it for you if you're local.

EDIT: but you're not so i will tell you how to do it later i guess.
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