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      Making the headlights really clear?

      My headlights just look terrible, the outside lens is just fuggled up with haze.
      Anyone know a forsure way to get this?
      I might wetsand/clear it, any one got any opinions?



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      Colgate extra whitening. Cheap and easy wet headlight, wipe on thick layer, let dry 15, rinse off.

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      I used this on my old echo worked like a charm if you didnt know any better you would have thought i bought new headlights Amazon.com: Turtle Wax T-240KT Headlight Lens Restorer Kit: Automotive

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      Quote Originally Posted by jayce090 View Post
      I used this on my old echo worked like a charm if you didnt know any better you would have thought i bought new headlights Amazon.com: Turtle Wax T-240KT Headlight Lens Restorer Kit: Automotive
      Any liquid cleaner that is formulated for cleaning clear plastic will do. There are many on the market and a bottle of it will probably last longer than your car might.

      BTW, washing your car often and garaging it if possible helps a lot, too.

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      i have a bunch (30+) of complete headlight restoration kits from 3m.
      They work well. its a sanding and buffing (comes with a air buffer).

      the kits i have are very very expensive, but a similar one/method would work as well

      i have these:

      3M 02516 Headlight Lens Restoration Kit


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      Quote Originally Posted by jayce090 View Post
      I used this on my old echo worked like a charm if you didnt know any better you would have thought i bought new headlights Amazon.com: Turtle Wax T-240KT Headlight Lens Restorer Kit: Automotive
      I've used the Turtle Wax on Chewy as well, it's amazing!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Thymeclock View Post
      Any liquid cleaner that is formulated for cleaning clear plastic will do. There are many on the market and a bottle of it will probably last longer than your car might.

      BTW, washing your car often and garaging it if possible helps a lot, too.
      I wash my car once a week No garage yet though, in the process.

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      You can sand or polish by hand or with a kit. No matter how you do it your taking a thin layer off the plastic. You will also be taking off most of the UV protection, so after you do it they will yellow faster. Get a plastic UV protectant coating and apply it to the headlights every time you wash the car. The one I've been using is Bluemagic Headlight lens sealer because that's all I can find in my area. Before I started using it headlights had to be redone about once a year. Now I can go 3. I miss the days of sealed beams and new glass every time you bought lights.

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      I'm a fan of Meguiar's PlastX . I've used it many times.

      In fact, its what I used in the DIY I wrote here:

      Polish Faded Headlights


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      Quote Originally Posted by MikeC06 View Post
      I wash my car once a week No garage yet though, in the process.
      I also wash mine once a week, and I don't have a garage either. I HATE leaving Chewy outside, but luckily it doesn't rain much here.





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