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    Default Cleaning/restoring inside headlights

    I was cleaning the headlights on my 2010 GT Mazda 3 as they were hazy when I noticed that the inside is also hazy.

    Does anyone know if they can be opened and the insides polished?

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    Default Re: Cleaning/restoring inside headlights

    You have to bake them to get the glue apart....there are a lot of DIY videos out there. Those look like they have been sanded with a coarse grit paper and then not yet finished with the cleaning process. Are you sure you have done all the steps?

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    Default Re: Cleaning/restoring inside headlights

    Thank. I'll check out the videos.

    Yes it was done correctly as I've done this on my other cars in the past. What you see there is actually on the inside.

    Based on my research this seem to have been a problem with the stock HID projector on the 2010 models.

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    Default Re: Cleaning/restoring inside headlights

    So for anyone with the same problem you can use methanol to clean the inside of the headlights without opening them. I'll post some pictures of the cleaner headlights soon .

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    Default Re: Cleaning/restoring inside headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by dpredster View Post
    So for anyone with the same problem you can use methanol to clean the inside of the headlights without opening them. I'll post some pictures of the cleaner headlights soon .

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    That will leave stains if you don't use compressed air to blow it out.
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    Default Re: Cleaning/restoring inside headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperion View Post
    That will leave stains if you don't use compressed air to blow it out.
    Thanks. I did use compressed air and ensured it was completely dry before putting it back together.

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    Default Re: Cleaning/restoring inside headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by dpredster View Post
    Thanks. I did use compressed air and ensured it was completely dry before putting it back together.

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    It's also a good idea to clarify that you did separate the headlights before doing it. If you pour it into your headlights without separating them, it will most likely damage the interior Plastics and their finish.

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