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Old 10-23-2006, 05:58 AM   #1
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NEW LITETM Headlight Cleaner and Restorer

from http://www.mdwholesale.com/
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No one has had any real luck restoring 2000+ lights. Any of the products tried here have only yielded minimal results, not sure if that product spoecifically has been attempted by a member yet
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Try a polisher. I went over my headlights and tail lights with mine when I did my car during the polishing stage. My headlights are in good shape, so I didn't notice a difference, but my tail lights have very light scratching like they were washed with a dirty mitt, and I could tell it reduced them quite a bit. it was an afterthought since I had already spent like 12 hours on the car, so in the spring I'm going to concentrate on them more to see if I can get them perfect.
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If they look like this, your likely not going to make them look much better, however, who knows, there may just be a product out there that can fix it?

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I haven't done it myself (though I should use my old car as a guinea pig) but I've read that you can repair them, but it is a slow process. You just need to wet sand the lense starting with like 400 grit, and then just move up to like 600 to tone down the 400 grit scratches then 1000, 1500, etc. until you gradually get to very fine scratches. Then use a polishing compound to get it perfect. And one tip I remember is for each grit, alternate between horizontal and vertical sanding so you can better see when the deeper scratches from the previous grit are removed.

Edit: Ah, here I found the link on Autopia. Check out the pics on the second page for proof it can be done:
http://autopia.org/forum/showthread....adlight+repair
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I haven't done it myself (though I should use my old car as a guinea pig) but I've read that you can repair them, but it is a slow process. You just need to wet sand the lense starting with like 400 grit, and then just move up to like 600 to tone down the 400 grit scratches then 1000, 1500, etc. until you gradually get to very fine scratches. Then use a polishing compound to get it perfect. And one tip I remember is for each grit, alternate between horizontal and vertical sanding so you can better see when the deeper scratches from the previous grit are removed.
yes, all you are doing is sanding down the lense until the outter surface is no below where all the sandblasting is/was.

its like driving through a muddy front yard, and leaving huge ruts. then just digging the rest of the yard up to depth of the rut to get it smooth again.
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I figured it would be that easy, I was just surprised to read that it could be done with plastic. With paint it'* simple to comprehend, but with plastic it was hard to believe you could get it clear again after sanding.
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NEW LITETM Headlight Cleaner and Restorer

from http://www.mdwholesale.com/
It appears a lot of people have tried it, with the same results.
www.ibc34.com/SELLERFROMHELL.html
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Thanks for the update! Locking this because the original thread is over a year old. If anyone would like to discuss this product - please start a new topic and reference this one by copying the url address.
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