I have a 2001 Frontier and the clear headlight covers are cloudy on the inside. How do I remove them so that they can be cleaned if possible?
If they are fogged on the INSIDE then they will need to be replaced.
Destroying the waterproof seal by opening them up will only allow more moisture to get inside causing your HOT Halogen bulbs to constantly fail from all the water sloshing around on it.
I have talked to several people who do buff the exterior of headlights and they all agreed that REPLACEMENT is the only option you have with inside fogging or hazing of headlights.
If your headlights are fogged up on the OUTSIDE then they can be buffed out as maintenance item that you can do every time you wash and wax your car.
Using an Electric “buffing/polishing wheel” and ultra fine car polish will “cut” the dull yellow finish that headlights turn from being in the sun.
If you decide to use this electric buffing/polishing wheel remove the headlight assembly’s and polish them off the car.
This will keep you from “burning” the paint on the edges of the fender and hood.
I would advise to do this job by hand with a rag and some elbow grease.
Keeps the wife happy and the headlights looking new!
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