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$9 headlight restoration kit!!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jeff6001, May 20, 2009.

  1. May 20, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    jeff6001

    jeff6001 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Went to advanced auto parts to pick up a fuel filter and saw a turtle wax headlight restoration kit. So i said what the hell. Within the 1st step I could already see inside the headlight. And the other 4 wet sanding steps took off most of the dirt and grime (yellow junk). Did another buff off and their about %90 better. I'll post some pics as soon as figure out how to get them off my camera and on to this website.
     
  2. Jul 6, 2009 at 5:33 AM
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    black98

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    I will have to try this now, instead of buying new headlights...
     
  3. Jul 6, 2009 at 6:15 AM
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    smallcandle

    smallcandle The clown has no penis...

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    I actually compared the Turtle Wax and Meguires headlight restoration kits and went with the Meguires. My wife's '03 4Runner headlights were in desperate need and the Meguires did a fantastic job. She couldn't have been more pleased! But hearing of your success now I wish I had gone with the $10 kit vs. the $20 kit.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2009 at 11:40 AM
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    rendog

    rendog i miss my 04

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    mothers powerball mini + cleaner wax does wonders on effed up headlights.
    did both lights in like 5 minutes.
    although not exactly $9
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jul 6, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    da0023

    da0023 The One, The Only

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    I bought and used the same kit about 2 months ago, and the results were amazing. well worth the money.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    black98

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    Bought the turtle wax kit today and will do my taco and corolla, will upload before and after pics.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2009 at 10:14 PM
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    j_cyrus

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    I really need to do this to mine, I just haven't got around to doing it yet. I usually just wet sand with 3000, get some really rough compound, and buff it. It helps a lot.
     
  8. Jul 7, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

    ChrisYoTaCoMa Chrome's for Harleys and old farts

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    New Pioneer stereo, and all 4 speakers with Infinity components. Sirius satellite radio. Deckplate mod done. Door buzzer silenced forever thank God, tinted windows, vent visors, hood protector(bug guard), ceramic pads and new rotors, dechromed EVERYTHING. 2" Lift front 3" rear. Skyjacker AAL's and replacement leafs(and front spacers) from Fatbobsgarage.com. Skyjacker 7000 Hydro rear shocks, those Bilstein 5100 fronts are coming soon!
    Best stuff I have ever seen/used is this....

    http://myheadlight.com/

    NOTHING can do better than this stuff. And it has an acrylic sealer so it won't go back to yellow, or fog back up, and a lifetime warranty. $20 well spent. I have been using it on all my cars here in FL where the sun ruins everything.

    The headlights on my Taco were really foggy and going yellow, look at my pics after using this stuff...
     
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