Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Pacific North West
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,526
Unfortunately, the hazing will inevitably return.
I have taken pointers from the rest of the gang here and the best practice seems to run your lights whenever driving to keep the moisture from collecting within the headlamp unit.
My passenger side unit unfortunately has also fallen victim to the hazing and I just ordered a pair of brand new ones. 6k in the hole so, if anyone has any other ideas please do tell.
I also know that the non-carbon headlamp units do not have this issue.
Any good shop can fix this. My shop in Bellevue, Wa. can do it. You can remove your front bumper, and headlights, and send him your headlights. He can carefully break the seal, clean them out, and reseal them for under $2000. He only charged me $1300 which Ferrari of Washington paid for since they lied about their condition. He said it was quite time consuming as he was being ultra careful to make sure he did not crack anything.
Rich at Bel-Red Auto Rebuild in Bellevue Washington.
Biggest thing to do is always drive with your headlights on, day or night. Most owners don't drive much at night, so this makes the problem worse over time. After washing your car, drive with the headlights on, also will probably help get some of the moisture out of the mirrors and rear bumper areas. Then just go over your car with a soft micro fiber towel, wetted a bit with detail spray.
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