Headlight Restore

Discussion in 'Detailing / Cleaning' started by LibertyTC, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. LibertyTC

    LibertyTC Active Member Staff Member Moderator

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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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    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!
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    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.
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    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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  2. HoosierJeeper

    HoosierJeeper Gold Supporter/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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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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    EagleOne Full Access Member

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    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.
    Sean.
     
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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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    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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    Have to try this.
     
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    Why not just get new headlight housings?? They’re cheap and will last longer than continually doing this.
     
  12. tommudd

    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Not as much fun :happy175:
    But I have two sets of Mopar NOS headlight housings in my spare parts bin
    But I still sanded , rubbed out the ones on the 03 about a month ago one evening , just enjoyable
     
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    Tom's parts bin...

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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    When I moved it felt like that
    I need to hold a big garage sale and get rid of a bunch of " stuff ":happy175::emotions34::emotions34:
     
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    Take my money. I need parts
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Trying to think of what I want to keep and may need in the next 20-25 years and what I'll never use.
    Ya know how it is, sell / get rid of something today, and 2 days later you need it ! So you go to buy it and it is double priced of what you just sold the one you had for. No win !