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Old 02-08-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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Latest Trucklite Observation

That in a Snowstorm of 3"+ an Hour, the Snow DOES NOT Melt / Fall Off the Lenses.

We are getting Hammered here right now with a Snowstorm, and not even a 1/4 Mile Down the Road, the Headlights were putting out next to 0 Light, and were essentially Useless.

So if you Live in an Area with Heavy Snow, think about Sticking with Halogen or HID.

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:27 PM   #2
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I wax mine and coat them with rain x and it seems to help a lot!

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:29 PM   #3
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I Wax mine too, but with the stuff we are getting now, it didn't Help 1 Bit!
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:36 PM   #4
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I Wax mine too, but with the stuff we are getting now, it didn't Help 1 Bit!
Well that's not good! Oh well the chances of me needing to drive in conditions like that are slim. Only time I would drive in 3+inches per hour is if I'm out playing in the jeep and where I'd be I could use my auxiliary lights.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:44 PM   #5
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I came thru that same storm last night from Detroit to Saginaw, MI and it was a white out.

I used Rain-X on mine once a month...I stopped to get gas and there was not a lick of snow on them but the plastic grill was coated...
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Yea, I'm still totally Happy with them.

But I'm thinking if I know it's gonna Snow pretty Heavy, I'll put the Halogen E-Codes In the Night before.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:45 PM   #7
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I came thru that same storm last night from Detroit to Saginaw, MI and it was a white out.

I used Rain-X on mine once a month...I stopped to get gas and there was not a lick of snow on them but the plastic grill was coated...
Maybe Rain-X is the Key then?
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:59 PM   #8
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Maybe Rain-X is the Key then?
Works for me completely....no issues at all in the snow so far...hell I was plowing thru drifts today and damn near filled my grill and everything else with snow but they didn't have anything on the LED's..
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:39 AM   #9
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I Wax mine too, but with the stuff we are getting now, it didn't Help 1 Bit!
I heard that waxing on polycarbonate headlight lens is bad because it will remove some coating, so the lens turns yellow due to no UV protection.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:25 AM   #10
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Or you can coat them with Film Fluid (or is it Fluid Film?). It's pretty slick stuff.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:58 AM   #11
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Or you could get a set of halogen fog lights for your front bumper, and just use them during bad weather.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:05 AM   #12
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I heard that waxing on polycarbonate headlight lens is bad because it will remove some coating, so the lens turns yellow due to no UV protection.
Probably true with polishes or compounds with any type of abrasive quality to them and maybe a cleaner type wax. Not so much with a pure carnauba.

How the chemicals in Rain X react with those coatings is anybody's guess
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:25 AM   #13
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That in a Snowstorm of 3"+ an Hour, the Snow DOES NOT Melt / Fall Off the Lenses.

We are getting Hammered here right now with a Snowstorm, and not even a 1/4 Mile Down the Road, the Headlights were putting out next to 0 Light, and were essentially Useless.

So if you Live in an Area with Heavy Snow, think about Sticking with Halogen or HID.

I agree I'm sticking with my phillips extremes unless I can get a deal on some DOT Hids like the Susquehanna Motorsports. I just don't drive enough at night to justify the $1400. The other options available the bulbs don't last long enough to be worth it to me.
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I thought rain-x was only for glass? On a side note anyone who uses rain-x on their glass should try aquapel, it last much longer, it's a chemical not silicone. I use spray wax on my TL's & have no issues so far.
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I thought rain-x was only for glass? On a side note anyone who uses rain-x on their glass should try aquapel, it last much longer, it's a chemical not silicone. I use spray wax on my TL's & have no issues so far.
Rain-x is also really bad for chip repairs. Apparently interferes with the repair material properly bonding to the windshield. Aquapel doesn't do that. I decided to try something new this time around though, Griot's Garage glass sealant. Griot's Garage Glass Sealant, glass protectant, windshield sealant Seems to be working well so far, but the spot on the windshield where the wipers come up to and reverse direction is showing a bit of wear already. Aquapel would normally last a bit longer before doing that.

You get a LOT of product for the price though compared to Aquapel. I did the front windshield on the gf's Altima and ALL the windows on my JKU and barely used a 10th of the bottle if that. That was following the recommended application which asks for two coats each applied in a crosshatch pattern (i.e. apply horizontal and then vertical, repeat one time).
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Just an FYI, rain-x should not be used on plastic because it is petroleum based.

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