The haze is on the outside as far as I can tell, but I didn't take a closer look. However, the haze is mostly localized to the driver's side headlight and not the passengar side.
As for pads, I have a slew of the Uber blue, black, green, and orange pads. I forget which one does what off hand, but they are labeled. How would you keep the pads clean?
Thanks for all of the good information.