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Scratch/foggy head lights

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by StAndrew, May 16, 2011.

  1. May 16, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    StAndrew

    StAndrew [OP] Wait for it...

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    [FONT=&quot]My head lights are pretty bad. There isnt any water intrusion that I can see but the scratches and wear make them appear very foggy.

    Should I get a new set/cover or try to buff it out? If someone can send me a link to a nice set of light covers (or have some they are willing to part with - I just missed the light covers in the FS section :mad:) that would be great.

    Im in the middle of the Atlantic and bandwidth is horrible so I cant do much researching on the subject now. Im currently planning out my next couple of projects and the lights are probably going to be incorporated.[/FONT]
     
  2. May 16, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    If you're on a budget and don't want to purchase all new headlights this 3M Headlight Restoration kit works GREAT. They'll look completely refreshed when you're done. This kit runs about $14 and you can get it from your local Auto parts store. For the best results pick up some Mother's plastic scratch remover.




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  3. May 16, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    NegroTundra

    NegroTundra Well-Known Member

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    The 3M headlight restore kit from Autozone or wherever works great. ITs only 20 bucks. Important to keep those lenses polished...I wax mine every 3-4 months and the problem hasnt ever come back.
     
  4. May 16, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    Sixgun

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    I just got done using the head light restore kit. Worked fairly well, worth its cost of $20 considering they were pretty bad. It was 400,1000,2000grit followed by a clear epoxy. The last step stays tacky for good while so I wouldn't drive until it dries. Couple hours at least. Mfgr Class Act

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  5. May 16, 2011 at 9:30 AM
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    StAndrew

    StAndrew [OP] Wait for it...

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    Awsome, thanks! Im looking for an excuse to get new lights, but I think droping $500+ on new suspension is good enough for now. Ill worry about cosmetics later and just polish them up in the mean time.
     
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