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Snow sticking to Nighthawk headlights! >:(

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Steve000, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. Steve000

    Steve000 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Does anyone else have a problem with excessive snow building up on their Nighthawk headlights? Towards the end of last years plowing season I seemed to notice it more with the wet snow. It was becoming a big problem as I kept having to pull over at night and wipe the headlights down quite often in that heavy, wet snow. I tried spraying WD-40 on them thinking the snow may slide off better but that didn't work. I have a HID kit installed but I don't think there would be that much of a temperature difference to cause the snow to stick any more than a regular bulb. Any ideas are appreciated.
  2. trqjnky

    trqjnky Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    stay home when its snowing. problem averted!
  3. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

    It happens to all my plows with the Nighthawks. They just don't hold enough heat inside the lamp to melt snow off the lens. It's definitely one drawback to the newer style lights.
  4. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    glad i read that! i will not be upgrading from the closed lamp assembly
  5. Take some fluid film on a rag and buff it in to the lens and wipe off the extra
  6. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    Or Rain-X.
  7. R.P.M

    R.P.M Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    you can also try pam spray .......
  8. Dano50

    Dano50 PlowSite.com Addict
    from CA
    Messages: 1,270

    That's actually a good application for Fluid Film. I've gotten good feedback from that one.