Hey people, after having my headlight get condensation in it and searching through numerous threads on how to get rid of/prevent this from happening, I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread dedicated on how to fix this for those that have run into this problem before. Perhaps after everyone contributes the mods can sticky this in the HID University for those who'll have this problem in the future instead of having to search?
Most of what I've seen involves drying the headlight either by using a blowdryer or for the daring, taking your headlights apart. In either case you'd have to reseal your headlight with lots and lots of silicon to prevent humidity/temperature changes which cause the condensation.
Another way to do this is provide more venting to the headlight, thus equalizing the atmosphere inside. Yet another technique involves putting silica gel packs in the headlight or near the problem areas to absorb the excess moisture.
One technique for cleaning the inside was to pour high grain (95-99) rubbing alcohol inside the headlight assembly to clean out the grit and whatever else might have gotten inside. My passenger side headlight is currently having this condensation problem and before I reseal it I want to try this alcohol technique to get rid of all the condensation and droplets on the inside, but I'm worried that the alcohol might burn off the chrome reflective surface for my signal lights and DRL. Would this happen if i used alcohol?
Comments and help would be appreciated, I kinda went bare bones on this so if anyone can provide more detail or insight to what I posted, feel free to add!