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As I was preparing to remove my Xenon headlamps for a "Sylvania" restoration treatment, I noticed a "hairline" crack across my passenger side Xenon headlamp. This is probably very new, no older than a few days. What if anything can be done? Can this be professionally repaired? If I must replace the entire unit, what are my options?

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Sorry, I don't know how to attach my picture. I'll try to figure it out. Meanwhile I will say it is a "hairline" extending almost directly across the middle of the lense through the chrome washer pump cover emerging on the other side and going to the outer limits of the lense on both sides.

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Pretty sure new ones will be "cracked" also. Look closely to be sure you aren't seeing a mold mark or seam. If what I see on yours is a crack both of mine are too.



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There are kits, 3M plus many others, for polishing your headlights. Just be sure to seal them with a UV protector after you are done. Many kits include sealant also.



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Astonishing! On close examination, though slightly more obscured, there is an equivalent symetrical "crack" on the driver's side lense. It is indeed a "seam" or "mold mark". I plan to proceed with the restoration kit, mindful of the need for a UV coating. Meanwhile, I'm grateful for your expertise and the helpfulness of this site. :notworthy:

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I don't think you can restorate that mold mark. I think it is alson on the other side of the plastic.

All you need to do, and can do, is to polish the headlights for a better looking finnish. That's it. Don't polish until you hope the mark will go away. It wont.

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