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OK to wax headlights??

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Larry, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Aug 6, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    Larry

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    Is it OK to wax the plastic headlights and tail light covers?

    TIA

    Larry
     
  2. Aug 6, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    yep....all day long. makes them easier to clean as well.
     
  3. Aug 6, 2010 at 5:18 PM
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  4. Aug 6, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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  5. Aug 6, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    ballz716

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    I do my tails too
     
  6. Aug 6, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    Just a note about this, and I do not know if it is right or wrong for today.

    In the 70's I had a number of convertibles. During this time many of the convertibles had plastic rear windows. One rule you followed was to never use chemicals or "soaps" to clean that plastic window. It would cloud up the window very quickly. You could always spot the people that cleaned the window with the soap from washing the car as it was almost opaque in a very short time. It would take on a similar look to what your headlights now look like on some vehicles.

    I followed this rule all along and I have never used anything on the plastic headlights but water. No vehicle I have ever had that had this style of light ever had the lens "fogging" up. Is it the soap that causes clear plastic to fade or is it just a natural time element I do not know for sure. I do know that the 99 Ranger I traded in last year had absolutely zero amount of lens fogging on the truck.
     
  7. Aug 7, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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    Gooch

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    Absolutely. In fact, I highly recommend it.

    If you are using a paste or liquid that stains, however, be careful of the surrounding areas. Sprays are safe for all surfaces.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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  9. Aug 7, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    Tommo

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    I just wipe them everytime I stop for gas after I do the windshield.
     
  10. Aug 20, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    theredofshaw

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    I do the same...especially on road trips after hitting morning or evening bugs
     
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