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Shine up dem headlights
« on: Dec 10, 13, 21:06 »
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Re: Shine up dem headlights
« Reply #1 on: Sep 12, 14, 21:37 »
Nice job! Looks like the Crest had the better result. I tried Maguires Plastx once and it made quite a difference too. However, the headlight lenses on a car I had a few years ago were so badly scratched and oxidized that the polish alone couldn't quite bring them back. So I got out my garden hose and two grades of sand paper, 1000 and 2000. With water running on each lens, I started with the 1000 grit and sanded thoroughly and completely all over each lens, back and forth, horizontally only. Then repeated the process with 2000. Then, used the Maguires cream with a dry cotton towel and the result was amazing. The lenses came back like new.
If you want to try this and can find 3000 grit sandpaper, finishing with it before using the cream may give you an even brighter result.


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Re: Shine up dem headlights
« Reply #2 on: Sep 12, 14, 21:49 »
Nice job! Looks like the Crest had the better result. I tried Maguires Plastx once and it made quite a difference too. However, the headlight lenses on a car I had a few years ago were so badly scratched and oxidized that the polish alone couldn't quite bring them back. So I got out my garden hose and two grades of sand paper, 1000 and 2000. With water running on each lens, I started with the 1000 grit and sanded thoroughly and completely all over each lens, back and forth, horizontally only. Then repeated the process with 2000. Then, used the Maguires cream with a dry cotton towel and the result was amazing. The lenses came back like new.
If you want to try this and can find 3000 grit sandpaper, finishing with it before using the cream may give you an even brighter result.


Yeh the plast-x works great. I know if you use any polisher and go to town on it after the wetsanding it will be like new or better than new! Flex 3401 does the trick


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Re: Shine up dem headlights
« Reply #3 on: Dec 22, 15, 20:12 »
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Re: Shine up dem headlights
« Reply #4 on: Dec 23, 15, 12:00 »
if the lens is badly yellowed you will save a lot of sanding if you scrape the yellowed plastic off with a new utility knife blade used cabinet scraper style before starting to sand.

A layer of crystal clear outdoor varnish once you are done will protect from UV and give them a good shine.