Fixing Oxidized Yellowing Headlight Lenses On An RV
by Candice Mueller
(South Lake Tahoe, CA USA)
Restoring Oxidized Yellowing Headlights On An RV
I am having a problem with the headlights on our 2001 Fleetwood Terra Class A motorhome. The front headlight covers have turned yellow. I have tried using the products on the market for reconditioning and buffing out yellow plastic headlight covers with little success.
My local Fleetwood dealer told me I would have to buy the whole headlight assemblies for $200 each, even though the plastic headlight covers just unclip. Any suggestions?? Am I being taking to the cleaners by the dealer?
ANSWER: Hi Candice, Even though you have tried to use a Headlight Restoration Kit and it has not cleaned the lenses, I would suggest that you take a look at the video below for and alternate method of repairing the yellowing headlights on your RV, before proceeding to the more expensive process of replacing the headlight lenses or headlight assemblies.
The method outlined in the video below is more labor intensive but, is said to permanently solve the headlight yellowing problem.
If the above method also fails to fix the yellowing headlights to your satisfaction, then the only alternative is to go to the expense of purchasing new lenses or headlight assemblies.
I would also suggest that you look at the replacement headlight covers available on eBay and you might be lucky enough to find covers that will work on your motorhome. I would also suggest that you get the part number for your headlight assembly and search eBay for that as you might be able to buy those assemblies for less than $200.00 a piece that the dealer wants to charge you.
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