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Old 11-21-2015, 03:38 PM
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So my trucks Headlights are starting to slowly "oxidize" and glaze over. I took delivery of this truck 2/14 and I have OCD with keeping it clean, waxed etc. Any ideas of what I should do? I recently purchased the Chrysler Max Car Lifetime Warranty, however I have 600 miles left until I hit the 36000 mark. Would this even be covered on either warranty?

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I don't think they would be covered, 3M make a lense kit to remove oxidation. I use this on my 08 and it made them look new.
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Im surprised its happening this soon. My 2013 has never seen a garage and the headlights are crystal clear
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So my trucks Headlights are starting to slowly "oxidize" and glaze over. I took delivery of this truck 2/14 and I have OCD with keeping it clean, waxed etc. Any ideas of what I should do? I recently purchased the Chrysler Max Car Lifetime Warranty, however I have 600 miles left until I hit the 36000 mark. Would this even be covered on either warranty?

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Wax the headlight lens. Removes the oxidation and wax them when you wax your truck.

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I have noticed in the past with friends and family members that use automatic car washes they seem to accelerate headlight oxidation, maybe its the chemicals used.....just a thought if you frequent them.
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I had Xpel film put over my headlights last spring so hopefully I will not have an issue. If the film yellows I can replace it with new film.
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The lenses are actually clear coated; like the paint on the truck, so keeping them waxed is important. I use Meguiars "Ultimate Polish" on mine to remove bug spatters, etc. with flawless results. Whatever you use, make sure it is non abrasive; follow with a coat of wax.
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The lenses are actually clear coated; like the paint on the truck, so keeping them waxed is important. I use Meguiars "Ultimate Polish" on mine to remove bug spatters, etc. with flawless results. Whatever you use, make sure it is non abrasive; follow with a coat of wax.
I have seen aftermarket clear coat products, but never knew they were clear coated from the factory. Is this true for all headlights or just on the Ram?
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The lenses are actually clear coated; like the paint on the truck, so keeping them waxed is important. I use Meguiars "Ultimate Polish" on mine to remove bug spatters, etc. with flawless results. Whatever you use, make sure it is non abrasive; follow with a coat of wax.
I'm not trying to sound rude but I do not think think the headlights are clear coated. I can't say I have ever heard of that, at least on our Rams. And also, you said you use polish on them but not to use something abrasive. Polish by it's very nature is slightly abrasive to remove a very thin layer of the clear to get rid of scratches on paint. The absolute best thing to do is to clean them regularly and then apply some synthetic paint sealant and polish (they are called All-in-ones AIO) like Klasse or Griots. This will give you 8 to 12 months of protection and will keep them from oxidizing while removing any contaminants.
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I'm not trying to sound rude but I do not think think the headlights are clear coated. I can't say I have ever heard of that, at least on our Rams. And also, you said you use polish on them but not to use something abrasive. Polish by it's very nature is slightly abrasive to remove a very thin layer of the clear to get rid of scratches on paint. The absolute best thing to do is to clean them regularly and then apply some synthetic paint sealant and polish (they are called All-in-ones AIO) like Klasse or Griots. This will give you 8 to 12 months of protection and will keep them from oxidizing while removing any contaminants.

Actually all of the polycarbonate lense do have a hard clear coating on them, this is what turns color as they oxidize. My son works at a manufacture that makes all kinds of headlights and all of the exterior lights for autos.
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