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Is it legal to remove the amber reflector on the Ford F-250 Super Duty headlight, and to have a clear headlight instead?
Answer: In some states, it is allowed to remove the amber reflector, and have a clear headlight. The important thing is that the turn signal beside the headlight must be amber when it lights up. Just to be perfectly sure, it is best to check with local authorities to know what restrictions apply for a specific state.
Since the parts of the Ford F-250 Super Duty headlight is held together by urethane glue, what's the proper way to remove its parts and repaint the bezel?
Answer: The urethane on the Ford F-250 Super Duty headlight can't be separated using only heat, so the headlight should be baked to remove the urethane and the parts should be pried-off afterwards. The urethane glue has to be completely removed because a new bead will be applied after all the parts are placed together. The chrome bezels of the headlight should be wet-sanded and sprayed with a primer and an automotive trim paint. To ensure the headlight is tightly sealed, it should be taped up after applying the new bead of urethane. This will definitely help prevent moisture to buildup inside the headlight.
What are the different ways to effectively buff the plastic lens on the Ford F-250 Super Duty headlight?
Answer: There are two ways to buff the plastic lens on the Ford F-250 Super Duty headlight. The first and easier way is by using the hand drill in the garage and attaching a cotton buffing wheel on it. A small amount of automotive buffing compound should also be applied on the cotton buffing wheel. This can remove the haze and micro scratches on the headlight, and give it a shiny finish. The harder and cheaper way is by using clean cotton t-shirts or towels and a buffing compound. By simply rubbing the lens in a small, circular motion, it will basically yield the same results. Although the process would take a longer time and greater effort, it will definitely save some money.