Considering that it's caused by abrasion from road debris, I seriously
doubt that it would be considered a warranty item. You can wet sand
(1500-2000 grit) and polish the lenses to get them back to original
clarity. There are threads on this subject on the Elantra websites.
Some cars have a problem with UV induced haze and yellowing. This seems
to be less of a problem in the last 5-8 years, but look at many of the
late 80s to mid 90s vehicles. I see lots of headlights that are
terribly yellowed and hazy and it isn't from abrasion. Many of the
early Neons and Ford Taurus' seem particularly bad in this regard, but
I've seem many other cars, both domestic and foreign brands that have
this problem. I think the early plastics didn't have sufficient UV
resistance. Personally, I still prefer glass... :-)
On 28 May 2006 17:44:45 -0700, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
That's usually caused by UV light damage. My old Mazda had that problem, and
I had to polish them with Brasso to restore the clarity.
I think it SHOULD be covered under warranty because they should know better
than to use non-UV resistant plastic. Whether it's covered is anyone's
Mothers finishing supplies ( they make wax and cleaners and stuff for mainly
showcars ) make a new thing called a " Powerball " it fits into your drill
and they also make a polish that you can get that claims it does just what
you want ... Fix your headlight lenses ... I believe the Powerball is around
$29.00 and you should be able to find it at most larger autoparts stores.
Gonna get one myself to clean my custom wheels on my XG as it can get into
the little spaces and creases that my fat fingers cant.
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Subject: Hyundai Headlight haze????Covered under warranty?
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