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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-24-2004, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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Well I just took off my front end and tore apart my headlight housings, cleaned them and for eveyone out there...DoN'T USE NEVER DULL!!! I used Never dull on the plastic and chrome of the assembly and melted the chrome right off the relector!! Now I have No chrome what so ever on any pieces I used it on... HELP!!! is there a chrome paint or anything I can use to fix this? My headlight are pretty much ruined now DAM IT ALL!!! HELP!!

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-24-2004, 04:15 PM
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LOL Im sorry but that is kinda funny...

As for the Headlights(Normal Running NIghtime ones) you dont need the chrome housing as it is a projector bulb and doesnt require the refelcting..

High beams I believe are another story
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your not suppose to take the assembly apart to retsore them,i used never dull and had no problems.....i just cleaned the out side of the lens and came out crsytal clear

Yea its a Honda
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The polish is a very mild abrasive, thusly its called a polish. I am slightly surprised though that it did take of the chrome accent. Well, since you're this far along as it is, you should just as well paint the previously chrome part black. I'm not sure what black paint people use, just a high temp. Good luck with the completion of this new project.

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and Ortho are right, the chrome isn't useful in throwing light onto the road and most people don't clean the inside of the lights, its never usually exposed to many films and road haze to dull-over.
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i just used some number 9 rubbing compound on the outside... cleaned them right up

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your not suppose to take the assembly apart to retsore them,i used never dull and had no problems.....i just cleaned the out side of the lens and came out crsytal clear
uhh yeah never dull is for the outside part that is beat.

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-24-2004, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Well great I already did it so I guess I will be buying some chome modeling paint...any other suggestions...painting it black will change the appearance after reinstalled won't it?
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Next time you might want to fully read and understand what the articles was refering to. It never mention once to open your headlights up.
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i have an set of 94-97 headlights if you are looking to replace or need for parts. there are a couple tabs broken, so im letting them go on the cheap.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-24-2004, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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what tabs are broke? how much? Will need pics too, THANX
I read the article just fine...I had water in the drivers side thats why I took them apart.
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make sure you use high temperature paint, or your headlights could catch fire.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-24-2004, 05:11 PM
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How long did you leave Never Dull on the parts? In an experiment, I left the product on a piece of plastic for a few hours and it melted it. Otherwise I use many times and wipe it off and have never had that issue.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-24-2004, 05:13 PM
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9000 RPM, if you do decide to paint the accents black, it would change the appearance of the car. I think one of the NL Motoring crew guys (Joe) has his headlights blacked out. Some halo headlights also come in black.

Heres a link to his car

Link to blacking out headlights
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