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DXP
06-21-2004, 06:21 PM
I got this marking on my Headlight cover. It looks like burned plastic or something.

It is rough to the touch and look like little cranks.

The headlight never burned out or anything.

Anyone else have this happen .

Take a look

Sleepwalkr
06-21-2004, 08:03 PM
What wattage bulb do you have in there? I would guess either its heat from an extreme high-wattage bulb improperly aimed upwards.... or maybe you got smacked by a small rock and it shattered that little area. It also looks like what happens when something is really hot and someone pours really cold water on it.
I don't know, I'm probably way off on this one.

GTmonyPit
06-21-2004, 08:46 PM
I've never seen that. looks like It started to melt

AznGA
06-21-2004, 08:51 PM
I got this marking on my Headlight cover. It looks like burned plastic or something.

It is rough to the touch and look like little cranks.

The headlight never burned out or anything.

Anyone else have this happen .

Take a look
What year is your car?

Rogue9
06-22-2004, 01:05 AM
Really acidic bird crap?

Hexx
06-22-2004, 04:41 AM
Mine is kinda like that. Its only on my passenger side though. Its not as noticable as yours and mine covers a bigger area. I believe its from daytime running lights.

I would say that could be the cause of yours too.

action
06-22-2004, 05:28 AM
Looks like acid or something


Wet sand the area with 1000 grit and finish with 2000 grit and it will be smooth as glass again.

preed4962
06-22-2004, 11:09 AM
The technical term is called 'crazing' - To produce a network of fine cracks in the surface or glaze of.

redfox
06-22-2004, 11:20 AM
you car has dry eyes..lol

JohnnyB4439
06-22-2004, 12:42 PM
that happened to my friends car, his is like 10 times worse. It wouldnt come off of his, but we didnt wet sand it either...

action
06-23-2004, 07:28 AM
I had it on mine, wet sanding worked because you are actually taking away the damaged material.