Cleaning headlight reflectors

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Has anyone attempted to clean the headlight reflectors? (As in shiny
bits around the bulb, and inside of the glass)

One method would be remove bulb, insert paper hanky on end of finger,
and attempt to wipe. But this sounds potentially painful, limited in
scope (my finger isn't that long) and a recipe for things going wrong to
me. So can one disassemble it all without too much grief?

Christopher Bell
Devon, UK
1996 1HD-FT
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Christopher,
Do not disassemble the headlamp completely, just remove it, take out
the bulb, rinse the shiny surface with isopropyl alcohol, than stir
and drain it. It worked for me quite well.
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Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
On 1/5/07, Christopher Bell <[Email address removed]> wrote:
 
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Roman
|Do not disassemble the headlamp completely, just remove it, take out
|the bulb, rinse the shiny surface with isopropyl alcohol, than stir
|and drain it. It worked for me quite well.
Could you expand on "just remove it" at all? Or is it really obvious?
CB
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Chris,
That's right - I didn't mean "remove the glass". You could do that if
you were really persistent but if your reflectors can't be cleaned by
rinsing inside the housing, they are probably beyond repairs.
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Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
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Shamme the reflectors aren't glass, otherwise you could use the old
trick of lead from a shotgun cartridge to swill around inside with
detergent which is the old butlers trick for cleaning decanters.
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Julian Voelcker
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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But wouldn't the lead shot from the cartridge damage the glass when you put
it in? :) :)
TTFN
Chas
PS
I bet you were wondering how long it would be before someone said that.
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Chas,
I started wondering how you could see such a simple task as difficult, then
I realised what you were getting at - I must be slow!
Malcolm Bagley
Stafford, UK
1975 FJ45 Pickup (In Work)
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But wouldn't the lead shot from the cartridge damage the glass when you put
it in? :) :)
TTFN
Chas
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