"Foggy" Parking Light Lenses

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Larry & Nancy Solheim

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After several years, my clear parking light lenses
(Gordon?s very nice replacements) have begun fogging
on the inside upper surface (and possibly a softening
of the plastic). Interesting that it is the upper
surface and not the bottom where water would pool, if
any seeped inside.

Has anyone had a similar experience and discovered a
fix to restore clarity such as soaking in diluted
vinegar, olive oil, ammonia, or something?

Thanks,
--LarryS


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Marty & Caryl

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--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Larry & Nancy Solheim
<amphi662001@y...> wrote:
> After several years, my clear parking light lenses
> have begun fogging
>
>
> Thanks,
> --LarryS
>
>Larry
Have you tried CLR. We use it to remove scale from chrome, paint,
front blinker/parking light lenses. It may work on yours too.
Marty in WI
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Larry & Nancy Solheim

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Re: Re: "Foggy" Parking Light Lenses

Turned out the plstic was softening for some reason,
not any hard water scale or calcium. I tried paint
thinner (no results), vinegar (no results), acetone
(too hot & tried to melt them more).

Finally used some scotch brite to "sand" interior and
a knife to scrape a bit. Finally used 3 coats of
clear lacquer inside & out to seal the plastic. At
first I thought the lacquer was melting the plastic as
the acetone, but they dried well and have returned to
their clear, sharp looking selves. The lacquer coats
should provide on-going protection.

Somethings just work better than planned!

Thanks for the input --LarryS


--- Marty & Caryl <martyandcaryl@charter.net> wrote:
> --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Larry &
> Nancy Solheim
> <amphi662001@y...> wrote:
> > After several years, my clear parking light lenses
> > have begun fogging
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> > --LarryS
> >
> >Larry
> Have you tried CLR. We use it to remove scale from
> chrome, paint,
> front blinker/parking light lenses. It may work on
> yours too.
> Marty in WI
> > __________________________________
> > Do you Yahoo!?
> > SBC Yahoo! DSL - Now only $29.95 per month!
> > http://sbc.yahoo.com
>
>


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