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Old 12-30-2008, 05:17 PM
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friggen frustrating. I've already used a cleaning kit twice but they keep clouding up every couple of months...any tips?
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I use Maguire’s Plastic X and the rough side of a sponge first, then the soft, and finish with a rag. Seems to work the best for me...not perfect but does the job and you don't have to re-apply it more then once maybe twice a year.
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awesome. i will try it! I don't remeber what I used last time but will def. go with maguires
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I can't remember what it is called but this thing will eat a thin layer of plastic off the light leaving it like new. Any 1 know what im talking about
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i heard something about wet sanding with very fine sand paper
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Re: Cloudy Headlights

^ It works really good to. I started with 800, them went to 1500 then ended with 2000. Or something like that then used Maguire’s Plastic X works great and i do it for all my friends when i need beer money and wash/ detail they're cars.
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i just use brake fluid hehe.
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Re: Cloudy Headlights

The wetsanding works really good. My uncle just uses a buffer with some crazy polish that's used for waxing, but it works wonders on headlights too. They look practically new after about 15 minutes with this method. I'll try to find out how he does it.
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i just use brake fluid hehe.
how well did it work?
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i just use brake fluid hehe.
my luck i would have some nice looking headlights but a burned car. i already have an acid splatter or something of that nature on the hood and windshield...ate through a couple layers of glass. my dads suggestion...follow a truck really close and hope a rock breaks the windshield so insurance will cover it....but looking at my bumper, following too close doesnt to well for me either.
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how well did it work?
for me its just pretty quick an easy you can use it on tail lights as well but its then they get dirty fast in like weaks again so i guess that wax stuff should work out better.
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my luck i would have some nice looking headlights but a burned car. i already have an acid splatter or something of that nature on the hood and windshield...ate through a couple layers of glass. my dads suggestion...follow a truck really close and hope a rock breaks the windshield so insurance will cover it....but looking at my bumper, following too close doesnt to well for me either.
Throw a rock and just say it was a trunk lol I did that one times when my friend found out the the insurance co. would replace it for only a $50 deducible.
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white lude with smoked headlights, tails and bumper lights=sex FTW! And no more foggyness =D
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sanding and buffing is a good way to go.....
just gotta go through alot of trouble and top it off with glass cleaner and a real good waxing.

power tools required.
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the steps i use are as followed: clean the headlight with some sort of cleaner with a degreaser in it, wetsand first with 1500 and then step it up to 2000. afterwards wipe the headlight down again with a cleaner to remove all of the wetsand particles. the headlight will appear even more hazy. next take a good polish (meguiars, turtle wax, 3M, etc.) and polish the crap outta them. you can do this by hand but a buffer makes for quicker time and better results. after you finish with the polish, go over with a top wax coat to protect your job.
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The headlight assembly on most automobiles generally includes a lamp, a reflector, and a lens. The lens, which faces dirt, grime, and bugs every day, needs to be washed in order to stay safe. Article source: How-To: Polishing your headlights. Headlights, the lamps at the foremost end of the car, provide illumination for you whilst you drive on dark roads or during rainy weather. These covers or lenses of the headlights can get fogged over time from exposure to the elements, leaving them with a semi-opaque film and diminishing their effectiveness.
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