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faded plastic lenses ( lights)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by bobwilson1977, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Apr 27, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    bobwilson1977

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    My Wife has a 2002 Corolla. The right head light lens is starting to fade. The thing is that I wax it probably once every 2-3 months and when I do, I always wax the lenses too, which makes them look pretty clear for about 2 weeks or so. But over time they've gotten more and more faded. I've seen some products at stores that claim they clear up plastic lenses but figured its probably just wax with some kind of abrasive in it. Anyone tried something like this and had any success?
     
  2. Apr 27, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    ever since ive been working in LE...everyone tells me to make sure i wipe the wax OFF my lights after getting my patrol car washed...keeps them from hazing up
     
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    Try some jeweler's polish. They use it on watch faces. It's gentle where it won't scratch the glass or plastic. Also try a the eye doctor dept at Wal-mart. They have the clothes for plastic eye glass lenses. They can renew from scratches.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    i have had good luck using some mequiars plast-x and a mothers powerball mini in a cordless drill. takes most of the haze off, and then you can run another type polish on it, and you should be good to go.
     
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  8. Apr 27, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    OK nobody listens to me anyways but here goes again: GS27!!!!! I don't HAVE fading headlights in my group of vehicles to do a video to show you how well this stuff works to remove the dull haze. WHY? GS27!!!!!!!!! I swear, I just may go locate a random car and do them a free sevice to illustrate!
    Just go buy a tube and try it out. I swear by the stuff!
     
  9. Apr 27, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    feel free to come to SC

    i'll let you demonstrate on my truck
     
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    uh ok let me check what time get off work tomorrow:D
     
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    yep.....uncle frank is right......gs27 does do a good job. i used some of it on the mothers power ball mini..............good haze removal.:)
     
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    I was in Auto Zone the other day and in the car cleaning isle they sold this stuff that is suppose to clear it right up. I don't recall the name.

    Good Luck!
     
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    Meguiars Plastix or Blue Magic Plastic..... something.


    Terry cloth and a little elbow action and wipe off.
     
  17. Apr 28, 2009 at 5:42 AM
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    Meguiar's plastic polish or Nevr Dull. The latter comes in a tin with wadding. Lightly rub on then wipe off with a clean towel.
     
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