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Old 12-13-2010, 08:06 PM   #1
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Scratched headlight housing, fixable?

During the summer time my truck gets covered in bugs, so one day while I was cleaning it, I got the bright idea to use the dark green, coarser side of a sponge to remove the bugs on the headlights. It worked great to get rid of the bugs, but I soon realized I scratched the hell out of the plastic housing of the headlights....you can't really see the scratches from afar, but up close it is an eye sore (for me).....can I buff this out somehow?

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Old 12-13-2010, 08:12 PM   #2
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a little rubbing compound will fix it.

I like to use Zaino fusion since it is a diminishing compound and it not that harsh.

I had a set of headlight come with two pretty deep scratches and I wet sanded and buffed them out and you cant tell they were scratched.

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I like to use Zaino fusion since it is a diminishing compound and it not that harsh.
I have Turtle Wax Polishing Compound that "Removes light to medium oxidation, swirl marks and scratches". Is this comparable to Zaino fusion?
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just try out your turtlewax compound, and see how it works. It's likely a mild polish, which means it CAN do the job, but you may have a sore elbow by the end of it. If you've got a rotary polisher, then you're laughin'! Put on the wool pad, and giv'er!
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thanks for the replies, i'll try it out nsee what happens
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:44 PM   #6
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with compound, with a high speed buffer , it will look like new, if you wet sanded with 1,500 wet sand is even better, before buffing it. good luck buddy.
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Agreed, I would try a compound or polish first. See how far that gets you. Worst case, you'll have to wetsand it. Check this link for a great product. http://www.uglyheadlights.com/

It'll have everything you need. Simply westand, wipe it down and apply the clear coat. Easy to do and should take care of your problem.
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