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dull headlights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RDAY, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Mar 11, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    RDAY

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    after doing the BHLM one f my headlights had to go in the oven for some extra time and now it seems to have a dull finish. Does anyone have any info on some stuff I could use to brighten it back up that works well?
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  2. Mar 11, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    Inside or Outside is dulled?? You can try one of the kits from AutoZone for headlight yellowing- or get them done by a shop that offers the service.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2010 at 10:35 AM
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    I haven't done the BHLM, but it sounds like you melted your lense a little?
     
  4. Mar 11, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    no i mean maybe it was like that before and i never paid attention its just a little cloudy ive heard of people putting diffrent rubbing compounds on them but not sure what to use
     
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    Forget all that headlight restorations kit. I used some of this stuff with a Porter Cable and they came out like new. Very worth it.

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    PoorBoy's Super Swirl Remover
     
  7. Mar 11, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    by porter cable u mean buffer?
     
  8. Mar 11, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    Meguiars PlastX. Made my headlights look brand new, did the same to the fiances '99 Integra, and those lights where trashed.
     
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    what do u mean paint? the lights are still apart im looking just at the lenses. I tried cleaning with windex and now it looks like i have tiny little scratches and it looks even duller.
     
  10. Mar 11, 2010 at 8:09 PM
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    how long has it been since u did this do they still look good?
     
  11. Mar 11, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    which one did u use on urs I see that have like 4 diffrent kinds?
     
  12. Mar 11, 2010 at 8:37 PM
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    Ok, so for a super quick fix and only temp results use OFF bug spray (Deep Woods or somethin like that). If it is just the outside of the light spray some on a wash cloth and buff the light with the cloth. It turned mine from a nasty cloudy yellow color to new looking and lasted about a week until I could buy some more. ^_^
     
  13. Mar 11, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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    That happened to me several day after my retro. Does it just need a wipedown or do you need laquer thinner to remove it?
     
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    Adam's Polishes makes some stuff that works wonders. It even makes those old nasty 90's model Chevy/GMC truck lights go from nasty yellow to looking like brand new.
     
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    That stuff works really well, made a huge difference, just make sure to do the first step right the first time. No do overs. also has a lifetime warranty against yellowing.
     
  16. Mar 11, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    azogss i tried cleaning with windex how about acetone will that not be ood if itry wiping it down with that?
     
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    Maybe three weeks to a month ago... It was somewhat recent, all the lights still look good.. I love the stuff.
     
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