2005+ Corvette: GM TechLink: Avoiding Scratched Headlamps

Owners should be reminded not to use an ice scraper on the headlamps of the 2005 Corvette. The exposed headlamps are covered by clear plastic lenses that have a hardcoated material applied at the supplier to resist scratching. Trying to clear snow, ice, or frost with a sharp instrument (ice scraper) could damage the hardcoat material and make the lens susceptible to scratching.

The following are some suggested methods for clearing the lens surface of snow, ice, or frost.
- water to melt the deposit
- cloth
- credit card
- rubber squeegee

- Thanks to Luke Ananian, GM TechLink, February 2005

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Article ID: 363
Created: July 20, 2014
Last Updated: July 20, 2014

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