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Restoring headlights?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by zth25, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Mar 20, 2016 at 6:39 PM
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    zth25

    zth25 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My headlights are oxodidized and the bhlm I recently did really shows it.

    I tried using the turtlewax headlight restore kit which includes a compound and a step wet sand kit, this helped some but not a lot and left me with some very small scratches on the lenses from the sanding.

    I was thinking of doing the wet sand again and really focusing on the finer grit, and also applying the compound with my DA polisher to get a little more cutting.

    Any other suggestions on what I can do?
     
  2. Mar 20, 2016 at 8:44 PM
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    harpolith

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  3. Mar 20, 2016 at 8:54 PM
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    zth25

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    pretty expensive but ill deffinatly look into it, thanks.
     
  4. Mar 20, 2016 at 8:56 PM
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    Sandman614

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    Meguires headlight restoration kit worked wonders for me!
     
  6. Mar 20, 2016 at 10:59 PM
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    Megs also sells a headlight protectant (UV blocker to prevent hazing after restoration). After repair, you're gonna need to apply something to prevent a rapid return to a hazed state. Id go with the Megs stuff or 303 protectant. Megs goes on just like suntan lotion. The 303 is like a spray wax.
     
  7. Mar 21, 2016 at 5:51 AM
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    Skip the 303 protectant and get a coating. 303 is a great product but doesn't like rain. Optimum makes some good stuff. I am loving Gloss Coat.
     
  8. Mar 21, 2016 at 6:00 AM
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    sadmrhappy

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    I used a 3m kit with some success on an the wife's cavalier, but the results really didn't last that long, maybe 6 months and I had to do it again. I ended up just buying some new assemblies off ebay after they clouded again the 3rd time rather than polish again.
     
  9. Mar 21, 2016 at 7:42 AM
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    zth25

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  10. Mar 21, 2016 at 7:53 AM
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    Sandman614

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    It does pretty good. I haven't done it to mine yet, but have to another set of lights for a friend.
     
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