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HEADLIGHT RESTORATION
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have tried the OFF with deet insect repellent method on a clunker/jinked car before just to see if it did work.

It did remove all the hazy/yellowed/foggy look but did seem to leave it sticky feeling like it melted the plastic.

I followed up with buffing out with some wax and it looked good. Not sure i would do this to my own though as i dont know the long term effect on the plastic deet does to it.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that certainly is new on on me. I don't think I'll be trying that.Shocked


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used Meguiers, plastex on my moms Astra. Used a polishing ball and it shined them right up.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In case anyone want to check it out, found a video with a PT to boot!
---> Headlight Restoration with OFF Bug Spray Improved Method

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, but no.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have tried different methods over the years too. Everything from the cheap toothpaste (doesn't work) to expensive total replacement (works the best until they fade again).

Personally, the best compromise is the boxed kits that require removing the original protectant via multiple wet sanding then re-applying a UV protectant. These boxed kits almost restore that new car look. The brand doesn't matter as long as it involves the sanding and protectant. The process must be repeated when the headlights fade to keep that near new car look.

Remember when headlights were real glass and cost less than $10

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought the "WIPE NEW" kit a short time ago to try on my wifes car.

I'll post on it as soon as I get the results.


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