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Hey guys, does anyone know if the front headlights on the '06 GMCs are lexan or are they glass. If plastic, do you put something on them to keep them clear longer. Also, anyone know the light pass through amount or the tint % of the dark tinted rear windows on the crewcabs?

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I believe the windows are 20 %.
 

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Thanks. I bought some stuff for removing scratches and haze from plastic headlight covers and used it on my wife's 3000gt. Worked really well. The final step is a coating you apply to protect it from UV etc., so I guess I'll use that on the truck's lights front and back. I hope to keep them looking new as long as possible.
 

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Use Plexus, it was originally designed to clean F16 canopys. It is amazing stuff. You will find it at most motorcycle shops. it is an awesome plastic wax/cleaner. It is anti static and has a UV protectant as well. It wipes off clean and dry and makes the next clean up really easy (I guess that is the wax part working) I use it on everything plastic, clear & opaque.

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MYY2KHOG;1549619; said:
Hey guys, does anyone know if the front headlights on the '06 GMCs are lexan or are they glass.
They're plastic.

MYY2KHOG;1549619; said:
If plastic, do you put something on them to keep them clear longer.
There are stick-on sheets that will keep rock chips and bugs from making small scratches, but there's not much you can do to prevent UV damage. The stick-on protectors the have are perfectly clear, and basically like a custom-shaped piece of oversized packaging tape.

It sounds dumb, but if you really like your headlights and signals to be clear, go on eBay now and buy an extra set. Make sure you get OEM's; if you wait for auctions (not buy-it-now), and buy them seperately, you can usually get a pretty good deal. When your existing ones fade or haze, replace them. This sounds counter-intuitive, but its really not that costly in the end. It also may save you money if you break a lense in the future.

Short of replacing the whole unit, you can sometimes repair damaged, hazed, scratched lenses. AWDirect (tow/wrecker supply) has a product for restoring lightbar lenses; its effectively a varnish that polishes and fills in scratches on a plastic lense. It's ~$10 for a kit that includes the liquid treatment and a few cloth applicators. Check www.awdirect.com .

MYY2KHOG;1549619; said:
Also, anyone know the light pass through amount or the tint % of the dark tinted rear windows on the crewcabs?
~20%. For matching, anthing between 15-25% will look the same, I've heard of even 35-40% in the front being no different in appearance than the factory rears.
 

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Great info guys.

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