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Old 01-03-2013, 08:44 AM   #1
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Foggy tail-light

Thanks to a few inputs concerning replacement headlight assemblies, I have saved over $600 using aftermarket replacement parts!! (thanks ) I have a 2002 Fleetwood Revolution 40C. I now know that the headlamp assemblies are from a 2000 Ford Contour and the fog light are from a 2001 Lincoln Naviagator!! Any suggestions on what vehicle the tail light assemblies are made for??? I have tried "buffing" the lens on all the tail lights but cannot get the luster back! I found replacement units (can't get just the lens) throught Fleetwood for a ridiculous price. Hopefully some member can point me in a money saving direction!!
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:31 PM   #2
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Assuming your tailights are plastic, have you tried Meguires plastic cleaner and polish? it works quite well. Also for plastic headlights. It's available at auto parts stores. Good luck~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Post a pic of the taillight and someone will id it.
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One of my tail lights was very dirty...on the INSIDE. I took it apart, sprayed it with Simple Green, heated and old toothbrush until the head was bent 90 degrees and scrubbed it clean. I then drilled two holes in the bottom of the lens so that water could not sit in there again.
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My Monaco Knight uses a GM tail light assembly. To fit the contour of the body, they mounted the bottom light assembly up side down. The left one is mounted on the right side, right on the left. Well it looked good for a while. Then water become a problem. Yep, the drain holes were now on the top, and become entry holes. New holes were placed on the bottom and the old drain holes on top were closed off with silicon calk. They had also not used one of the light bulb holes in the back, so a lot of dirt had also entered the assembly.
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The headlight buffing kits sold in auto parts stores work reasonably well on headlight lenses, but are marginal on the softer tail light lenses. I use a kit consisting of wet use sandpaper ranging from 1200 to 12,000 grit. It is inexpensive and seems to do a decent job on tail lights. I finish out the process with a small buffer and the least aggressive compound then a coat of good wax. This process is certainly not a one-step process,and it is time consuming, but it works and is less expensive than new equipment. We had a Revolution and I could never find a cross listing for automotive lenses.
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Thanks for the input!!

Thanks for the input on my "foggy taillight" issue! I have already tried to "buff" the lens with 2K grit sandpaper! The backup lens (clear)buffed out kinda ok but the amber and red did not!! I have redone the entire lighting system on my coach with true HID headlamps and fog lamps as well as changed all running lights to LED. Everything looks awesome except for the tail lamps!! There has to be a aftermarket vender...if only I could find out who!!
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