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Hello everyone!

Detailed my RS this weekend and I almost fainted when I saw this.
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The cracks are on the inside of the light assembly. My car sleeps in the garage at all times and is only out when I go to work. After posting this, I will be heading out to the dealership to see what they can do. My RS doesn't even have 20k miles. Anybody here had this experience before?

Thank you!
 

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That’s the hard coat which is applied in a secondary operation. That lens ain’t cracked easily sanded and polished back then apply a new hard coat.
 

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It's a fairly common (and annoying) issue since "they" changed from glass to plastic headlight assemblies. There are loads of kits out there to address the hazing and (in your case) cracking of the top coat. I think that top layer also includes UV protection. Those kits basically include the parts to do what @Shimmer suggested.
 

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Yea; what they said.

Looks like a less serious case of the same **** I had on my '13 ST after sitting out in the sun for 7 years. :( As bad as mine was I priced out new HL assemblies at my dealer; $257 for the R and $214 for the L (no idea what the price differential was for). Checked on E Bay and located a "pair" of new "imported" assemblies for $115. Guess which ones I bought? Swapping over the bulbs and what not was pretty easy and the new assemblies worked and looked great! Anyway that might be an alternative for you if you're as allergic to polishing stuff as I am. :LOL: Good luck; either way!
 

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so......
should I be looking for replacement headlight??? lol.
Talked to the dealership today and gave me an appointment to see if they can replace them under the warranty since I bought it there (the car doesn't even have 20k miles on it). Doesn't hurt to try. I'll keep you posted on their findings.
 

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I’ll take your hard coat cracked ones lmk. 😉🥳
 

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I had the same issue with my 2016. Asked the dealer and they said no warranty replacement as it was "Environmental" damage. I have an extended Ford Premium Plus warranty too. So, some 400/1000/2500 grit water sanding and then some Meguiars Ultimate Compound and they are better. I then covered them with a Lamin-X headlight cover.

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Not too shabby. :)
 

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Last I looked the headlights for the RS if you wanted to replace them are about $1,380/side from the dealer. My right side started this recently too.
 

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I had the same issue with my old cars. It happens on plastic headlamp housing.

Since my Evo IX, I PPF them the first weeks of owning them to protect them.
 

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Hello everyone!

Detailed my RS this weekend and I almost fainted when I saw this.
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The cracks are on the inside of the light assembly. My car sleeps in the garage at all times and is only out when I go to work. After posting this, I will be heading out to the dealership to see what they can do. My RS doesn't even have 20k miles. Anybody here had this experience before?

Thank you!
mine are cracked too, only replaced within the 3 yr warranty, not covered under ext 5 yr :-(
 

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It's called crazing and yes you can cut and polish it out. I've done it many times on aircraft wing tip nav light covers over the years. Why it's not covered by warranty is beyond me, even the dealer cut and polishing it out should be under warranty.
Here's what we used on jets. There are other options for cars headlights


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It's called crazing and yes you can cut and polish it out. I've done it many times on aircraft wing tip nav light covers over the years. Why it's not covered by warranty is beyond me, even the dealer cut and polishing it out should be under warranty.
Here's what we used on jets. There are other options for cars headlights


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Thats reasonably priced too Phil....
 

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Thats reasonably priced too Phil....
There a cheaper option there but when you consider a kit will do quite a lot of headlights I guess it's not totally outrageous compared to a replacement head light. Personally I'd be taking on the "not covered by warranty" rubbish if mine were like that, but then again I've got the lowest mileage RS in the world thats never even seen a wet road LOL.

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There a cheaper option there but when you consider a kit will do quite a lot of headlights I guess it's not totally outrageous compared to a replacement head light. Personally I'd be taking on the "not covered by warranty" rubbish if mine were like that, but then again I've got the lowest mileage RS in the world thats never even seen a wet road LOL.

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How many k's are on yours?
I don't drive mine in the rain/when it's wet, either!
 
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Being in Melbourne, it must mean you never drive it, always shīt weather down there!!
 
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