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    Cloudy Headlights

    Hi all,

    Has anyone ever tried the headlight polishing kits that are available?
    Our cars headlights are pretty cloudy and was considering polishing or replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyb2016 View Post
    Hi all,

    Has anyone ever tried the headlight polishing kits that are available?
    Our cars headlights are pretty cloudy and was considering polishing or replacement.
    Ive had the lights polished on my winter car twice (professionally) since 2010 and they are ready to be done again.
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    I had to do it on my Audi TT previously. I bought one of the polishers from an autoparts store and used a microfiber towel and it worked great. The only downside is that that once you start, you will have to continue doing it from time to time. For me, it was about 2x a year. But it's really easy to do as part of your home car wash routine. I think they have 'sealers' that can be applied after the cleaning that will make it last longer.
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    Senior Member keoke526's Avatar
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    Same here about doing it again and again. I ended up going to a automotive paint finishing store and purchased a big bottle of compound made for plastic. That stuff is like butter and would shine them clear in a few minutes.
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    A few years ago I used a Mothers Head Light Polishing kit on a Toyota RAV 4 with very foggy lights. Did an excellent job. After that I always applied some Eagle One wax as you dry product to the lights after a wash.

    The head lights remained clear for a year and a half until the tranny went south and my wife traded it in when she purchased the Juke.
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    I do these as a part time thing for people.
    When I polish up really cloudy headlights I wet sand them with some 2000 grit and refine with some 2500!

    Polish up with some Chemical Guys V34, refined with C38 and then sealed with Chemical Guys JetSeal (all done with a DA)

    If you don't put good sealant on them afterwards they will cloud up again real quick. JetSeal has a good amount of UV protection which is good because plastics are easily susceptible to UV damage with effects the clarity!

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    All great tips for people to use.
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