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      Polish Faded Headlights

      Depending on how much your car sits in the sun, you may already have this happening to your headlights. They get a nasty looking haze over them. Luckily, Meguiars makes a great product to spiffy them up real quick. I know its not an Aveo, but this happens to all headlights that are plastic.


      So, first things first, go get yourself a bottle of PlastX (or whatever the local auto parts store has for sale). I've only used Meguiars, and can say it works great.





      First you clean the headlight. I just took a wet rag and went over it real quick. Then, you just put some of the polishing compound on your rag or what not. I just used a paper towel and it worked fine. You just rub it in and it clears right up.

      Here is what I started with. Doesn't look as bad as some I've seen, but its not pretty either...





      Here is halfway done with the headlight.





      And, here we have the completed headlight. Looks way better.





      And here is a comparison picture just to see the drastic difference for a few minutes of work. I think with taking pictures this only took about 10 minutes per headlight.





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      Re: Polish Faded Headlights

      big difference

      2004 chevy aveo---
      2006 chevy uplander

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      Re: Polish Faded Headlights

      they way i did my headlights was to use Rubbing compound and a small buffer.

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      Re: Polish Faded Headlights

      my headlights dtarted to haze up a bit, then i bought my projectors

      thats stuff really does work well though

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      Found this thread again (thanks Tim) 'cause my lights need some TLC .

      I tried Kevin's idea of polishing compound and it seems to work nicely. Waxing afterward will probably make it last longer too.

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      Polish Faded Headlights - The Headlights from Poland

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      Doh. Just got it.

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      So my headlights are going to need more than just a rubbing compound + waxing. They cleaned up, but there are still areas that are crazed.

      Think I'm going to have to go a bit further to get them nice again:









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