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I used this on the sedan with yellowed plastic lenses & scratched up, with 90% back to new clarity. $15 ...

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Old 11-08-2017, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I used this on the sedan with yellowed plastic lenses & scratched up, with 90% back to new clarity. $15

Apply the cream onto yellow foam pad, is the HD scrubber, and then down 1 by 1 to finest pad.
I don't know what is in the cream cleaner but it works!

For best results a buffer on drill or dremel helps.
The Jeep lens had yellowed a bit and just applying the cream on the finest pad, gave a really clean result.

Even the rear 3rd brake light looks new again, so this stuff works on plastics good!
There are many restore kits from 3M to Rain X & everything in-between & I'm sure they all help.
Cheaper than buying new headlight lenses..
I've tried brasso and other stuff, but so far this kit worked well.
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Looks awesome!

I hit mine up with Meguire's Plastic X with a wool pad once a year and they look good still.
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Originally Posted by LibertyTC View Post
I used this on the sedan with yellowed plastic lenses & scratched up, with 90% back to new clarity. $15

Apply the cream onto yellow foam pad, is the HD scrubber, and then down 1 by 1 to finest pad.
I don't know what is in the cream cleaner but it works!

For best results a buffer on drill or dremel helps.
The Jeep lens had yellowed a bit and just applying the cream on the finest pad, gave a really clean result.

Even the rear 3rd brake light looks new again, so this stuff works on plastics good!
There are many restore kits from 3M to Rain X & everything in-between & I'm sure they all help.
Cheaper than buying new headlight lenses..
I've tried brasso and other stuff, but so far this kit worked well.
Where did you find this package at? I tried Local autoparts store and didn't have it.
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I've always used a little rubbing compound and my DA. If you have this stuff already on hand it's much cheaper then some of those kits

Looks great - like brand new
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Ever tried toothpaste lol. It works well I promise.
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Are there glass headlights available?


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How does VERY fine wet and dry go? Is it too harsh, or does it work well?
I was thinking maybe wet and dry followed by a buff and polish.
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Honestly the best ways to do this have been mentioned.
If you have rubbing compound, a DA and microfiber - you’re in business !
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How does VERY fine wet and dry go? Is it too harsh, or does it work well?
I was thinking maybe wet and dry followed by a buff and polish.
Sean.
I used the 3M kit which is a system which you start coarse and work to very fine then buff and polish. Worked great. Just needs a touch up with a buffer once and again.
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