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Old 09-29-2011, 06:01 PM   #1
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Please help! Toyota messed up my headlights! What now?

Hey guys, I know there's a ton of headlight threads on here but I need some straight answers. I recently bought a set of used 2010 OEM headlights for a BHLM, the mod turned out great but I noticed a few light scratches that were bugging me. I took my truck into Toyota for service and asked if the could get the scratches out. Of course they Said yes and worked their magic... To my dismay, my perfectly clear lenses with a few scratches turned into lenses with a bunch of super light swirl marks that stand out even more and make the top half of my lights look foggy, especially at night. You can see a clear distinction between the top half where most of the work was done, and the bottom half. I didn't notice this initially because it was mid day. So the question is without going back to Toyota for the same bad results, what is a quick fix to make these things look new again? Polish by hand? A detail shop? I'm not to keen on them getting worse. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:17 PM   #3
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try a light polish, see if that works. Otherwise, you might have to buy another set
Any recommendations on type or brand?
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Any recommendations on type or brand?
when i did my headlights i sanded it down with a 2000 grit sand paper and then i used Meguiars ultimate compound and Meguiars plastx..they look flawless
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when i did my headlights i sanded it down with a 2000 grit sand paper and then i used Meguiars ultimate compound and Meguiars plastx..they look flawless
Ok, do you know where I can get details on the procedures? Is it normal at night for the top half to look hazy when low beams are on? It just looks like someone did a buff job on em, it's pretty obvious.
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Ok, do you know where I can get details on the procedures? Is it normal at night for the top half to look hazy when low beams are on? It just looks like someone did a buff job on em, it's pretty obvious.
there souldnt be any haze..just redo them..heres a video of them using plastx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx15F6b0mIg

and ultimate compound (i used them on my headlights as an additional step)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRokMbzUcoc
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I use Meguires Plastx on my lights when they get foggy/hazy.
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Beat me to it.
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I use Meguires Plastx on my lights when they get foggy/hazy.
not bad only last like 3-4 weeks tops
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