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post #1 of 10 Old 01-23-2012, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Acrylic Lenses

Need a cleaner for my f430 front lenses.
Any ideas please.
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-23-2012, 04:02 PM
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there are any number of specialty products available ( in US ) for lens cleaning "Mother's" , "Maguires", come to mind since one of them was just on the TV, one of them comes with buffing ball that attaches to a drill, it been a few years since I needed to clean, but would recommend using a power buffer if the lens is badly oxidized /pitted. My lens were heavily pitted, I sanded smooth and buffed out using normal cutting and buffing compounds. I think any of the special purpose products should get the job done.
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Cleaning the exterior is quite straight forward but most of the time they are getting dirty from inside. That's a much bigger job as you will have to remove the front bumper but at least, compared to the 360, the lenses can be separated. Pay special attention when repositioning the gaskets and change them if they are worn out.
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Tip : eliminate moisture

Here's a trick for those having moisture issues in the headlights (which happens quite often on the 360/430) :
  • Start collecting small desiccant bags you can find in boxes containing electronics devices or asian dried food.
  • Put a fishing line (or dental wire) through each corner of a desiccant bag using a sewing needle. Make sure the wire goes two times through the bag.
  • Put some tape to cover the small holes you made in the bag and make sure the bag can't slide on the wire.
  • Continue in the same way by adding more bags on the wire.
  • Leave at least a good 20cm of wire without bags.
  • Remove the main headlight lamp and slide the wire with the bags through the hole as deep as possible inside the headlight.
  • Leave the extra wire length hang out through the lamp holder.
  • Put back the lamp and lamp holder and double check nothing is forcing on the wire.
  • Leave it over the weekend (at least) and the moisture should be gone.
  • Leave yourself a note on the dashboard !!!
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post #5 of 10 Old 01-24-2012, 10:08 AM
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Great tip thanks :-)

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post #6 of 10 Old 01-24-2012, 10:50 AM
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My opinion...this should be in a more general section. The info applies to far more than just the 430.

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^ agree with all, and great advice: BTW, remember that some of these packets one gets like in food [Jerkey] or Rx is magnetic/ferite-based. Don't want the casing to rot, which although unlikely, should be considered for regular replacement.

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Thanks guys for the advice. I posted this also in the Ferrari Knowledge Base so that it can be easily found back
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Thanks guys for the advice. I posted this also in the Ferrari Knowledge Base so that it can be easily found back

great....have a link?

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