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Hey guys ive noticed latly my headlights are not as clear as they used to be, and im wondering if anybody has any good ideas on making them look new again. Its driving me insane the color difference with my clear corners.
 

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all headlights will do that. almost all wally worlds will clean them for im wanting to say like 20 bucks in their auto service department. plus they sell the headlight restoration kits if you want to do it yourself.
 

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I used some headlight cleaner stuff, it's like a light rubbing compound. It lasted about 3 months and they were yellowing again. I'm not sure why the headlights get ugly and not the corners, pretty dumb. If you want I'll check what the stuff was called.
 

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Yeah im gonna try one of the restoration kits, i heard they work real well, mine arnt to bad but its small things like that on my truck that bother me haha
 

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id recommend going all the way up to 2000 grit. and use a headlight compound then a chrome polish then a wax.
 

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McGuires makes the headlight restore kit I used on mine. Worked GREAT for about 5 months, I notice it's getting a bit yellowed again.

The box claims that this product also takes the yellow out of the plastic rear windows of convertible cars.

Oh, yeah, I got it from NAPA.
 

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Once they yellow / oxidize no matter how you "restore" them they will always turn yellow within a few months or sooner unless you polish them every now and then and continue to seal them.
 

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Once they yellow / oxidize no matter how you "restore" them they will always turn yellow within a few months or sooner unless you polish them every now and then and continue to seal them.
yup.


i miss the days of good old glass headlights
 

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on an older civic I had (famous for yellow headlights), i used the wetsand trick. 600, 1200, 2000. then followed up with mequire's plastic cleaner then plastic polish (don't let it dry out while working it in) on a 3" foam disc on my cordless drill. works much better than those $20 resto kits. i just hit it up with cleaner and polish every other month to keep it sparkling.
 

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I tried the turtle wax kit which came with several little pads of varying grit and a bottle of lube to keep the pads wet. Didn't even touch it, and I rubbed til the cows came home ! I can't see how wet sanding with sandpaper can be any different, but i will try the rubbing compound with a buffer wheel. Mine are so bad, I don't know how the headlight gets through it !
 

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If they aren't too bad like you say then try PlastX first. I used it and got very good results with minimal effort. I now use it every time I wash the truck as a preventative measure. I polishes and contains a UV protectant. Sanding will remove the yellow but will also remove the factory coating designed to help prevent chips and also acts as a UV protectant. If you sand you will need to remove all of that layer because if you sand through it in one area there will be a noticeable difference in the transparency of the lens.
 

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Visit your nearest motorcycle store and pick up a bottle of NOVUS 2 plastic polish. Motorcyclists use it to clean their acrylic and lexan windshields, face screens, and goggles. Great stuff.

It's about $4 per 8 oz. bottle. Squirt a bit on a soft towel and rub onto the headlight cover. Keep polishing until the hazing and streaking are gone. Piece of cake.

It's better and cheaper than any other similar product on the market.
 

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I looked through my garage and found fiberglass restorer or something, i coated that on then just put some wax on it and they look brand new!
 

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+1 on the PlastX.

I use it on my motorcycle windshield, helmet faceshield and the headlamps on the Fords I used to own.

Great stuff! I apply it with fingertips; a holdover from waxing showbikes. Polish the dried compound with a soft cotton towel.
 
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