KDFE50A12 Glass Lens In Lamp Housing

Amrit

Standard Member
Hi guys im in the process of changing the lamp in my KDFE50A12 and noticed that the outer lens on the housing (not the lamp) is very cloudy. I tried cleaning it with glass cleaner but its still there.

When theres liquid on it from the glass cleaner it appears all clear as soon as i dry it with any towel it becomes cloudy. Only on one side, the other side seems clean as a whistle.


Any tips on how to clean it?
Attached is the image of the cloudy lens, bit of this cloudy stuff on the solver reflective bit of the lamp itself and the housing.
 

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mjbtin

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If its glass and not plastic you could try meths.

Regards Martin
 

Amrit

Standard Member
If its glass and not plastic you could try meths.

Regards Martin

Wheres a typical place in the uk to get it from? Im assuming meths is methylated spirit right?

What can i use for the metal?
 
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mjbtin

Well-known Member
Wheres a typical place in the uk to get it from? Im assuming meths is methylated spirit right?

What can i use for the metal?

Yep thats meths,should be able to get it at B&Q/hardware store.

As for the metal just guessing maybe car polish.

Regards Martin
 

Amrit

Standard Member
Off to BnQ I go!
need a rugdoctor anyway heh.

Will let you know how I get on with both metal polish and the meth cleaning.

Thanks so much for the advice


Yep thats meths,should be able to get it at B&Q/hardware store.

As for the metal just guessing maybe car polish.

Regards Martin
 

Amrit

Standard Member
unfortunatley the meth didnt work too well. did clean the dirt up a bit but not the cloudyness....

heres some images of it now:

any more tips guys?
 

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mjbtin

Well-known Member
unfortunatley the meth didnt work too well. did clean the dirt up a bit but not the cloudyness....

heres some images of it now:

any more tips guys?

Just guessing here leave to soak in vinegar or coca cola.or toothpaste

Maybe worth a trip to your local glaziers.

Regards Martin
 
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Amrit

Standard Member
dumped it in some brown vinegaar.... hopefully if it is oxidation it will be removed. i tried using a old toothbrush and toothpaste before but didnt work. oh well if all fails might have to buy a new housing!
 

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