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Has anyone came up with a way to seal them so that you don't have to redo it after a few months? I did mine with PlastX and a lot of elbow grease with a microfiber cloth. It worked well and they were crystal clear but it's clouded back over on the top edge recently.
Wetstand them with 600-1000 grit and then clear coat them, preferably with a 2 part urethane clear.
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My car has the oem HIDs. The headlight housings cost about $350 apiece. Probably could find them for a little cheaper, but still too much just for clear housings.
I found mine from an online retailer that sells OEM parts to only dealers, insurance companies and auto body repair shops. My buddy who works at an auto body shop ordered them for me. The passenger headlight was $100 and the driver side was $105...go figure. They came in the original unopened Mazda packaging.



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I found mine from an online retailer that sells OEM parts to only dealers, insurance companies and auto body repair shops. My buddy who works at an auto body shop ordered them for me. The passenger headlight was $100 and the driver side was $105...go figure. They came in the original unopened Mazda packaging.



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Halogen or HID? If HID then you got an extremely good deal. The halogen housings are all over the place for 150-200 a pair for knock offs. Genuine Mazda parts would cost more of course.

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Mines are Halogen. Dealer sells the Halogen headlights for around $275 each. I could just imagine how much they want for HID's.

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