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Old 02-05-2006, 02:13 PM   #1
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My headlight begin to have "scratch" or "wear"

Is there a way to bring back the transparancy? to make it shine again?



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well you've got it easier, the 00+ are plastic lenses right? they sell plastic restorer in most auto shops
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harofreek00 tried to just use a polishing compound but it wasnt abrasive enough, your probably going to have to go with an abrasive polish or a 2000-3000grit sandpaper, then polish them after
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I've used Meguiars Plastic-x with some moderate success. They wont come out new but it will take out the light hazing and minor scratches.
Tip, use a buffer wheel with moderate pressure.
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Thanks guys ,
i will give it some try and let you know how it end
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When I got my GTP the headlights had turned that ugly yellow-brown color. I wet sanded with 2000 grit, then used polishing compound and a hi speed buffer. Good as new, you would never know how bad they were by looking at them now.
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I have kinda a related question to this. Has anyone used or had any experience with that clear sheet headlight protector stuff. Its supposed to prevent all those scratches and wear to the headlight plastic and that might be something you could do after you polish them up to extend their life. Anyone else have any thoughts?
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I have kinda a related question to this. Has anyone used or had any experience with that clear sheet headlight protector stuff. Its supposed to prevent all those scratches and wear to the headlight plastic and that might be something you could do after you polish them up to extend their life. Anyone else have any thoughts?
i was wondering the same thing, i dont know of anyone here who has used the product, but if i ever get around to re-surfacing my headlights i would defianately give that stuff a shot
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Yeah, from what I've seen there are several differnt thicknesses of material, and I'd imagine you'd want the thickest you could get, but the thicker it is the less stretchy and moldable it is so I guess it depends on your application. I might have to run by a-zone and see if they sell any of the stuff, can't say I every remember seeing it in a store though.
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Mother'* Powerball and your plastic cleaner or compound of choice. That Powerball gets into amazing places and just refuses to die.
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