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Headlight haze?
« on: September 27, 2009, 11:09:34 AM »
Anyone have luck removing the oxidation of old plastic headlights?
Thanks.

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Re: Headlight haze?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 06:16:58 PM »
I have had some luck with the plastic polish. It's in the automotive section with the other cleaners. I've used it on the outside of the headlights when the gloss is off the plastic. Just like when you polish aluminum you have keep doing it.

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Re: Headlight haze?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009, 06:41:22 PM »
Tooth paste will work also.

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Re: Headlight haze?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2009, 12:59:51 AM »
if you have acess to a buffer you can wetsand and buff them back clear....
also if you have a paint gun you can wetsand and clear them

to help prevent composite headlights from turning yellow wax them when you wax your car ;)

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Re: Headlight haze?
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2009, 08:24:14 AM »
Sure.  I use plastic polish for headlights - NOVUS 2.  But other brands are out there as well.  I just saw where Meguiar's now has a polish specific for headlight polishing.  Its real easy to do if you have a buffer...if not, then you'll have to use your arms and elbows. 

What's nice about having plastic polish around is that it will polish lots more than just headlights.  I used it to remove the swirls the dealer couldn't get out of my paint.  If you get scratches on your cluster gauge plastic window it will remove those as well.  Its great for small scatches and scuffs, but hard to remove deep scratches.

Get some.   You'll like it. :D

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Re: Headlight haze?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2010, 04:54:38 PM »
+1 on using toothpaste.  Usually works well and also prevents condensation.


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Re: Headlight haze?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2010, 05:55:37 PM »
I like the toothpaste idea.  It's cheap and everybody has some.   ;D

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Re: Headlight haze?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2010, 02:44:04 PM »
WD40! it works like a charm every time just spay a little on a rag and wipe down your headlights the haze wont come back for a few weeks

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Re: Headlight haze?
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2010, 10:42:05 PM »
Try this from Eastwood - http://www.eastwood.com/ It's their headlight and plastic repair kit - http://www.eastwood.com/clear-plastic-and-headlight-restoration-kit.html $44.99 (plus shipping).
A neighbor used it on a 2003 Kia last year. It worked. There remains the question, which is cheaper: a new piece; a junkyard piece; or the Eastwood kit?
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Re: Headlight haze?
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2010, 10:59:52 PM »
There remains the question, which is cheaper: a new piece; a junkyard piece; or the Eastwood kit?
A 2oz. bottle of NOVUS 2 plastic polish is about $4 and will pretty much do an entire car.  It will remove the scratch and the haze and be perfectly clear again.  I even use it on my paint to remove swirls from poor buffing jobs.  You can find Novus at most plastic supply houses that carry or fabricate plastic signs, etc.

 

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