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Old 10-29-2010, 09:03 AM   #1
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This may have been discussed a few times on this forum. I have a 03 Bonneville that one Head Lamp Lens is so discolored and crappy that you almost need to have the high beams on to get any light from the head lamps at night. The other is not as bad, but sure is getting close. Is there any product that will clean this up? What causes them to get this way? How do you know if the issue is on the inside or outside of the lens? If I clean it up is just going to happen again, but sooner? Am I better off buying new ones? I know lots of questions .. But if anybody has had this issue and can chime in on how they resolved it, it would be much appreciated...
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:07 PM   #2
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here is a write up another member did
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this is a writeup i did for another forum, but i think its relevant to copy here

ok, so i was at autozone for the 3rd time after trying like 3 different cheap bottles of "headlight polish" all it managed to do is put a shiny coat over the yellow on my headlight. my aim was to make the original headlight on the passenger side from 1999 look like the new one from 2010. (see sig pic)

anyway, after using the 3m kit im hooked. basically you get like 4 or 5 500 grit sanding disks, 4 or 5 800 grit discs, and "teraza 1300 grit disk" (reusable foam disk) and a foam buffing pad that comes with a packet simmilar to a ketchup packet filled with polishing compound. all these things go on the included wheel that goes into the chuck of a drill.

basically the directions tell you to work your way up in the order i just typed the contents of the box. and if you arent for sure what to do, they provide a link to a video on what to do.

long story short, i got my foggy headlight looking bran new, with no yellowing what so ever. for a before pic, look here>>

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vv bran new aftermarket headlight vv

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