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RE: Low Beam - CRUD????

I wonder how could this cr*p get into the headlight, it's a sealed unit.
The reflector is made of plastic, so it does not corrode. I've
disassembled my headlamps recently to install adjusting mechanism and
the reflectors were in perfect condition. I don't know how old the
headlamps are, though, as they were bought and installed by the previous
owner. Scratched lenses can reduce the light intensity, but not that
much, I guess. Try opening the headlamps and simply cleaning the
reflectors and lenses with glass cleaner and towel. You can also replace
the bulbs with Philips Allweathers - I've just done this and am amazed
with the difference (disclaimer: unfortunately I don't own large share
in Philips company ;-) , just satisfied customer  )

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Mark Pickering [SMTP:Mike_Rosoft@classic.msn.com]
> Sent:	Thursday, November 20, 1997 9:36 AM
> To:	Quattro List
> Subject:	Low Beam - CRUD????
> Hello all once again,
> 	A quick question for those who have the Euro light set-up in
> their cars. I've 
> thought for some time that my low beams do need supplementing in some
> way or 
> form, currently in the form of driving with the front fogs on. This
> prompted 
> my brother in law (an ex-copper) to casually state that during the
> Christmas 
> season they actively stop people in the UK who use their fog's for
> extra light 
> source (something to do with alcohol vs. reduced visibility). So
> during the 
> last fix at the Alternator shop, I asked if I could do anything for my
> lights 
> 'like bigger man<G>". He casually looked at the lenses and said that
> the light 
> was being dissipated due to the cr*p on the reflectors and the
> sandblasting of 
> the lenses by the environment, so bigger bulbs wouldn't help that
> much. So 
> anyone know how to remove the deposit on the reflectors without
> scratching the 
> mirror? I know that something is missing as my low beam lights are
> nowhere 
> near as good as my friends 100?
> Mark - My 88 200T - CUMBS (Car Un Modified Bog Standard)