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captainkool4

I have a big stain on my headlight plastic, not sure where it came from or what it is but soap and water won't remove it. 

 

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Any idea what this is? Or how to remove it?  The only way to get that plastic piece OEM is to order the entire headlight assembly.  Can't drive around with this stain, any advice greatly appreciated.

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topazsparrow
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are you the original owner?

 

Looks like someone spilled brake clean or some kind of solvent there and it's oxidized the plastic.

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ElGonzales

Yes, or check the front master cylinder assembly to see if brake fluid is running down the handlebar or something

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Evill_Ed

This looks like brake cleaner (or brake fluid) damage. I had the same think happen tot he carbon look on my front fender, turned milky white after getting hit with brake cleaner. I took a cotton cloth (T Shirt) and dampened t with Acetone. I lightly swiped the area in one direction with lite pressure a few times, allowing it to dry a minute or so between swipes. It got rid of the milky look, but the area is a little different looking  than the rest (see front of fender in picture), but it went from ruined to usable for me.  You could also repaint it with something like SEM Trim Black. 

 

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norcal616

Cut some carbon fiber or colored vinyl out and cover both sides of headlight... Or sand the headlight housing down and paint it a color you like...

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