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Headlight Clean/Repair

Postby raffo » Fri May 07, 2010 4:31 pm

Just wondering if anyone has ever brought their headlight glass/plastic back to it's original clearness?? Mine are starting to go a light shade of yellow, pressumably due to age and also there's little kinda specs on it. Is it possible to ''sand'' this out of them without scratching the hell out of them?

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Re: Headlight Clean/Repair

Postby Robin H » Fri May 07, 2010 4:42 pm

you can get kits to polish the colouring out

google headlight restoration kits
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Re: Headlight Clean/Repair

Postby raffo » Fri May 07, 2010 4:47 pm

nice1, never knew that, cheers....will get searching now :)

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Re: Headlight Clean/Repair

Postby jarocki » Fri May 07, 2010 4:48 pm

presume you have to open the light to clean the inside? that easily done?

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Re: Headlight Clean/Repair

Postby Robin H » Fri May 07, 2010 5:49 pm

nope most of the discolouration is on the out side

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Re: Headlight Clean/Repair

Postby raffo » Fri May 07, 2010 6:14 pm

No, inside of mine are perfect, just the yellowing on the outside. By the looks of it it's an easy job so not so bad

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Re: Headlight Clean/Repair

Postby patk » Fri May 07, 2010 7:09 pm

itll never get the brand new look. i just replaced them.

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Re: Headlight Clean/Repair

Postby moomoo » Fri May 07, 2010 7:13 pm

sand lightly with 1500 and then 2000 grit imperial paper and compound them

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Re: Headlight Clean/Repair

Postby Damok » Fri May 07, 2010 8:35 pm

moomoo wrote:sand lightly with 1500 and then 2000 grit imperial paper and compound them


Worked for me and then i gave them a coat of polish to seal them, They will stay clear for a while
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Re: Headlight Clean/Repair

Postby nivek » Sat May 08, 2010 12:47 am

did mine two weeks ago came out like new. just used 3m fine compound on a electric buffer.
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Re: Headlight Clean/Repair

Postby roundymoony » Sat May 08, 2010 6:10 pm

G3 compound to clean and maguiars carnauba wax to protect and shine .Works perfect.be careful not to lean too hard on the lens you don't want to break the brackets. :wink:


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