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clean inside PIAA lamp/reflector

June 14 2004 at 10:43 PM
  (Login kkmike)

 
How can I clean the inside of my PIAA light housing - the reflector and inside of the lens? When a bulb burnt out, it left white powder residue. I tried sticking a pencil with a paper towel in the hole where the bulb goes, but that just doesn't cut it. Can I use soap & water or some other solvent and shake it around to rinse it out?

Thanks,
Mike

 
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soap and water

June 15 2004, 2:22 AM 

if u use soap and water make make sure its distilled or boil it first to get all the stuff out or else u'll get water spots.

 
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mike
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Re: soap and water

June 15 2004, 3:20 PM 

I gave that a try, used distilled water, then a hair dryer to evaporate any moisture left. It dried up without any water spots, but the reflector is still cloudy. I guess soap and water can't cut whatever the powder is. If I could just get a finger in there to wipe it, the stuff comes off.
Any other ideas? Should I try a solvent, maybe alcohol or dmso?

 
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Re: soap and water

June 16 2004, 1:39 AM 

u could try alcohol, um is there anyway to take the lense and glass apart? maybe the oven trick will work. my only reason to stay away from rubbing alcohol is i use that to clean my chrome plated plastic trim rings for my headlight, and the chrome came off... if its a good chrome job which it should be being its made by piaa, i see no problem, i cleaned my projectors with it too...

 
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