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Old 09-28-2007, 02:31 PM   #1
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My 2000 headlights have some wear to them and I would like to try to polish them back to the original clarity. Any special products or procedures I should follow?

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There are plastic specific polishes. Or if they are bad, wet sand (multiple grits low to high #) and then polish.
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I recommend a wonderful product called Micro-Mesh. They sell a "Scratch Removal" kit for acrylic aircraft windshields and windows. There are a series of abrasive cloths that you step through until you have a crystal clear finish.

I have used this product for polishing acrylic, aluminum and various carving stone. It is very easy to use. They have an effective process and it doesn't take a lot of elbow grease or time. A Bonneville headlight would take about an hour if it were completely foggy or had gotten some solvent on it.

I always have a kit available for general purposes. I get it for around $20 at Aircraft Spruce & Specialty.
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/
Part number 09-24700
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Wow, that'* a great write-up. Looking forward to doing it when I have a few hours to spare.

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would have been good information to have with my 88 LX. Headlights sucked in that thing. And they held water. Literally...filled...to the top..with water.
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i did this on my gf'* old 93 mx-6 they were so white no light came out. so i used this


http://www.arizonasilhouette.com/ima..._parts_web.jpg
and some butter wax
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