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pantherman
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Oct 11, 2009, 6:15 AM

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I had a friend go to college for fabrication and customization at wyotech and one day he noticed my blue headlight housing on my car where cloudy and he simply grabbed a his mini sander and sanded or buffed out the cloudiness. Come to find out u dont need to go buy new headlights for the clouding problem...My questions if anyone knows is what bit count did he use, can I just use a sanding block or do I need a sander?


Hammer Time
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Oct 11, 2009, 6:47 AM

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There are numerous kits and services out there for that purpose. Buffing is actually the harder way of bringing the clarity back. They have chemicals now that when painted on, brings back clarity. In my area there are people that will come out and do it at your location for $40 to $50 for both lights. Looks like brand new. Just Google Headlamp restoration and you will find all kinds.



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Jeff Norfolk
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Oct 11, 2009, 9:21 PM

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Here is a tip I have used a lot.......It sounds stupid but it works. Deep woods off with deet and a terry towel. Don't get it on your paint. It works like a champ!!
Jeff


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 12, 2009, 10:58 AM

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When I can I want some broken junk ones to see what works best. I literally don't own a vehicle that doesn't have sealed glass beam headlights but that problem with the plastic ones is so common it's nuts.

IDK: Bought a Meguirs product just for that that plain didn't work! I like their products in general and it may have been just that one car. Think it's named "GlassX" or similar.

More: I should own stock in them. Amazing what real WD-40 can do sometimes and so far it doesn't hurt anything. Hard to find the info but it's mostly fish oil!

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Off the exact topic: Turtle wax tire shine for about anything black - underhood and all is proving to me to be one of the best. It doesn't just wash off fast like others that work well too.........

T

(edit was just spell check I forgot)



(This post was edited by Tom Greenleaf on Oct 12, 2009, 10:59 AM)


way2old
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Oct 12, 2009, 1:56 PM

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An old military stand-by Brasso. Will not scratch brass, ans will remove haze from the lens.



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Hammer Time
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Oct 12, 2009, 2:46 PM

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OOH, now there's a blast from the past.



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