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Old 04-24-2007, 02:12 PM   #11
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Will that stuff help buff out the cloud in a 2000+ front headlamp lens?
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Will that stuff help buff out the cloud in a 2000+ front headlamp lens?
maybe a little, but a plastic polish will do more. (megs makes a decent one)
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You mean this stuff? Here'* what'* going to keep me occupied for the next couple of days (I'm on vacation bored with nothing to do).!

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PlastX works good for mild stuff. I needed to use sandpaper to restore my headlights. The polish was a good last step.
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Mine is just starting, so I'll try this goop first then if I have to I'll do the Sol sanding and the Megs PlasticX trick! Mybe I can save on a lil elbow grease!

Well here'* my before and after with the Meguires ScratchX Plastic only:


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Plastix worked pretty good on my tail lights, especially the reverse area.

Another problem with plastic lights aside from the physical pitting, is the UV damage. To get rid of that you'll have to work the insides of the lenses as well.

looks pretty good brianj. How much time was spent on each lens, and did you do it by hand, or machine?
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How much time was spent on each lens, and did you do it by hand, or machine?
Did both sides by hand. Got out a lawn chair, sat down and spent about 25 mins rubbing on each side only using the pad applicator and a soft cotton cloth afterwards for buffing. Then again, my headlamps only started to cloud over the winter this year so I didn't let it go too long before I buffed them. That I think is the key. Sol probably had it pretty bad by the sounds of it, and I've seen what he'* talking about on some of the GP'* around here.

I recommend this stuff if you have it minor like I did. Cost was $10 CDN.
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I just got the stuff.

took some before pics and I'm going to go out and try it....

Oh wait... All I have are unused rags to put the stuff on.... Is that ok? Will it work just fine?
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Well I went out and tried it. Didn't work :( Is there anything I might've done wrong on applying it? I followed the Instructions
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Are the scratches so deep that your fingernail can "dip" in to them? If so, then you won't be able to polish them out.

If they are just minor scratches, you might need to try a more aggressive polish. The stuff I use is made by Sonus, and it'* only found online. There are three variants, one more aggressive than the other. They work well. If the scratch looks pretty bad, you can try polishing compound, which if used wrong can really make a mess of your paint. You can try that, and follow it up with the ScratchX to smooth it out.
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