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#1 Guest_baggiolee_*

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 10:14 PM

after around 2yrs....both headlights turn foggy. Any owners here hav similar problems?

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 10:35 PM

:omg On a CMC !!!......at that price ???? :dizzy
Scary !! :help
Have you mailed CMC? Any pics ?

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 10:49 PM

Bugattitude, on Feb 7 2008, 10:35 PM, said:

:omg On a CMC !!!......at that price ???? :dizzy
Scary !! :help
Have you mailed CMC? Any pics ?

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i haven taken any pics yet..should i email cmc wif a pic? not sure if they r nice enough to send me a replacement.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 11:05 PM

baggiolee, on Feb 8 2008, 07:49 AM, said:

Bugattitude, on Feb 7 2008, 10:35 PM, said:

:omg On a CMC !!!......at that price ???? :dizzy
Scary !! :help
Have you mailed CMC? Any pics ?

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i haven taken any pics yet..should i email cmc wif a pic? not sure if they r nice enough to send me a replacement.

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CMC with my experience with them are very set on upholding their image.
Mail them the pics and if you have a hassle give me a shout. I got quite involved with them on developing the Bug T35. Post the pics here anyway, as well. I'd like to have a squiz. :cheers
Ps I also speak German, which helps,lol

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 04:42 AM

My cmc 250 gt lights were foggy when i bought it new.

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:59 AM

Well,now.
Are you able to remove the lenses yourself if CMC were to replace them?
I'll have a look at one when I next get to the retailer as well.
Strange phenomenon  :confused
Given yours being new, Steve, it's unlikely that direct sunlight or artificial light for that matter could be the cause. One would normally immediately associate such on occurence to UV or heat.
'Tis a puzzlement?!?! :dizzy  
Unless you're a dimwit Attached File  crazy.gif   6.36K   13 downloadslike me who got nailpolish remover on the Bug Chirons windows!!!!! 6 hrs. of buffing with a fine rubbing compound to restore them.Attached File  cussing.gif   2.91K   4 downloads

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 09:58 AM

That's not good.

I have two; one red, and one yellow.   The red one is on display in a case, but the yellow one is still factory sealed.    I had not planned on opening it, but may now do so because of this issue.    

mike.

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 10:10 AM

weird this happened to me 2 on my 599 Hot Wheels elite!! and on only one of the lenses

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 07:43 PM

Bugattitude, on Feb 8 2008, 11:59 PM, said:

Well,now.
Are you able to remove the lenses yourself if CMC were to replace them?
I'll have a look at one when I next get to the retailer as well.
Strange phenomenon  :confused
Given yours being new, Steve, it's unlikely that direct sunlight or artificial light for that matter could be the cause. One would normally immediately associate such on occurence to UV or heat.
'Tis a puzzlement?!?! :dizzy 
Unless you're a dimwit Attachment attachmentlike me who got nailpolish remover on the Bug Chirons windows!!!!! 6 hrs. of buffing with a fine rubbing compound to restore them.Attachment attachment

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Maybe i should try a car polish on the lenses or some other cleaning product?

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 08:05 PM

baggiolee, on Feb 7 2008, 10:14 PM, said:

after around 2yrs....both headlights turn foggy. Any owners here hav similar problems?

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Sorry to hear that. LUW had a 250 GT from CMC that was missing a chrome stub, but CMC mailed him a replacement piece.

http://mini.werner.med.br/first.htm

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 10:04 PM

steveb, on Feb 9 2008, 04:43 AM, said:

Bugattitude, on Feb 8 2008, 11:59 PM, said:

Well,now.
Are you able to remove the lenses yourself if CMC were to replace them?
I'll have a look at one when I next get to the retailer as well.
Strange phenomenon  :confused
Given yours being new, Steve, it's unlikely that direct sunlight or artificial light for that matter could be the cause. One would normally immediately associate such on occurence to UV or heat.
'Tis a puzzlement?!?! :dizzy 
Unless you're a dimwit Attachment attachmentlike me who got nailpolish remover on the Bug Chirons windows!!!!! 6 hrs. of buffing with a fine rubbing compound to restore them.Attachment attachment

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Maybe i should try a car polish on the lenses or some other cleaning product?

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I doubt if car polish in itself is the answer. Yes, any oily substance will appear to alleviate the problem, but as soon as it evaporates the problem will return.
On model plastics I use a metal polish, over here we've got Brasso or Silvo.
Self explanatory by the names these contain a very, very fine buffing compound for removing fine scratches from soft metals.
I go about it in small circular motions with either a very soft cloth or cotton buds (earbuds).
Problem is it may be on the inside as well. Don't know if you can remove the lenses without damaging.
If you are not experienced at modding or deassembling models please do not try this !!!! I'd hate to be the one responsible for damaging your works of art.
Rather :sos
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Posted 09 February 2008 - 02:59 AM

Bugattitude, on Feb 9 2008, 03:04 PM, said:

steveb, on Feb 9 2008, 04:43 AM, said:

Bugattitude, on Feb 8 2008, 11:59 PM, said:

Well,now.
Are you able to remove the lenses yourself if CMC were to replace them?
I'll have a look at one when I next get to the retailer as well.
Strange phenomenon  :confused
Given yours being new, Steve, it's unlikely that direct sunlight or artificial light for that matter could be the cause. One would normally immediately associate such on occurence to UV or heat.
'Tis a puzzlement?!?! :dizzy 
Unless you're a dimwit Attachment attachmentlike me who got nailpolish remover on the Bug Chirons windows!!!!! 6 hrs. of buffing with a fine rubbing compound to restore them.Attachment attachment

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Maybe i should try a car polish on the lenses or some other cleaning product?

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I doubt if car polish in itself is the answer. Yes, any oily substance will appear to alleviate the problem, but as soon as it evaporates the problem will return.
On model plastics I use a metal polish, over here we've got Brasso or Silvo.
Self explanatory by the names these contain a very, very fine buffing compound for removing fine scratches from soft metals.
I go about it in small circular motions with either a very soft cloth or cotton buds (earbuds).
Problem is it may be on the inside as well. Don't know if you can remove the lenses without damaging.
If you are not experienced at modding or deassembling models please do not try this !!!! I'd hate to be the one responsible for damaging your works of art.
Rather :sos
Bug

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Armorall could be used to polish the lights, it's quite an oily plastic polish that could make it shinier.I've had the model for about a year in a display case and you don't notice it unless you look at it very closely so that's why i haven't tried anything...

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 03:14 AM

Tried and tested then I'd say go Steve's route.
Just as a matter of interest. When I polish my models I do the windows and lights as well. Good quality liquid car wax brings up a beautiful shine on windows and lights and I find it actually causes a semi anti-static coat which repels dust to a certain extent. This also stops the fine scratching caused by wiping dry dust.
Just a little tip worth trying.
It may also inhibit this opaque thing that you guys are experiencing but I do not think it will "cure" the problem once it's set in.

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 12:30 PM

I wonder if CMC used super glue to fix thes lenes in place, if they have very naughty! As it will send the lenses foggy? :cheers
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Posted 09 February 2008 - 10:25 PM

I think the haze comes from the glue used on the interior of the lights.

I had this happen to the license plate on my AUTOart 53 Corvette.

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 06:09 AM

Super Snail, on Feb 9 2008, 12:30 PM, said:

I wonder if CMC used super glue to fix thes lenes in place, if they have very naughty! As it will send the lenses foggy? :cheers

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tat's what i thought...but strangely, it happens after so long. and my model is kept in a dark sheltered room.  :confused

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 12:30 PM

steveb, on Feb 8 2008, 04:42 AM, said:

My cmc 250 gt lights were foggy when i bought it new.

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same here  :confused

i must mail them for this situation.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 02:09 PM

alpkop, on Feb 12 2008, 09:30 PM, said:

steveb, on Feb 8 2008, 04:42 AM, said:

My cmc 250 gt lights were foggy when i bought it new.

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same here  :confused

i must mail them for this situation.

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Pse let us know when they respond :cheers

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 05:55 PM

they didnt, but i fixed it :

A person helped me on the CMC web site guestbook, and a link also
(excuse if its forbidden for out linking for another forum) :

http://forums.DX is the HOT SPOT !!!.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6064

with a x-acto knife, i  pushed from the tip of the lens with the edge of this knife, and the lens is pulled over easily. then cleaned the lenses and the head lights by a fiber tissue.

before :

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and after :


Posted Image

:cheers
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 11:08 PM

alpkop, on Feb 16 2008, 02:55 AM, said:

they didnt, but i fixed it :

A person helped me on the CMC web site guestbook, and a link also
(excuse if its forbidden for out linking for another forum) :

<a href='http://forums.DX is the HOT SPOT !!!.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6064' target='_blank'>http://forums.DX is the HOT SPOT !!!.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6064</a>

with a x-acto knife, i  pushed from the tip of the lens with the edge of this knife, and the lens is pulled over easily. then cleaned the lenses and the head lights by a fiber tissue.

before :

Posted Image

and after :


Posted Image

:cheers

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Thank heavens ! So the opaque thing is a residue and not actual plastic discoloration.
Great news and tks for the feedback. :cheers

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:45 AM

i try on mine....take the lens out and clean them. but the fog remove only about 50%...still alot better though.  :cheers

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 06:26 PM

I used super glue debonder on the lens to clean out the glue.
Be sure to use ur fingers to debonded the glue from the lens.
Flush it with water to clean out the super glue. Use the debonder as
many times as you need until you don't feels the stickyness from the
super glue and the lens are clear.

AGAIN DO NOT USE any other material other then your fingers or the stuff will stick the lens. Trust me --- I screwed one up.

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 12:44 AM

For anybody else doing this, I finally got the time, and courage, to tackle this repair on my most expensive and beautiful model and I was worried about scratching the chrome on the headlight bezel with a knife.  What I did was stuck some tape to the lens and pulled, lens popped right out stuck to the tape.  The tape I used was a plastic tape with a sticky glue that leaves no residue.  I'm not sure the brand as I got it at a liquidation place and it's got no brand name on it.  

Then I wiped them with a eyeglass cleaning cloth and pushed them back into place, didn't even need to glue them back in because they fit nice and snug.  There was no risk of scratching but be certain you won't leave tape glue residue on the front of the lens and have a new problem.

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 12:37 PM

Fogged up headlight from CMC?  :confused

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 04:39 PM

Is the haze on the outer part or inner part of the lamp?
Or all over it?



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