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Old 05-09-2015, 07:43 PM   #1
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Headlights Fogged

The plastic lenses on my headlights are very beat up looking and need to be polished out. I did a set on a car a few years ago with good results, but I can't remember what I used. Seems like it was a 2 or 3 step process and maybe involved some 600 grit wet or dry paper. Any recommendations for a good product?

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The plastic lenses on my headlights are very beat up looking and need to be polished out. I did a set on a car a few years ago with good results, but I can't remember what I used. Seems like it was a 2 or 3 step process and maybe involved some 600 grit wet or dry paper. Any recommendations for a good product?

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I used a 3M product that has 3 different grit of disks and polishing compounds that are used on a drill.
It did a nice job but did not last more than about a year. In the end, I replaced both assembly's with new ones. They were under $500 and look great. I treat the new ones with Aerospace 303 to see if it will help preserve them.
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I've used 3M & Clear View. Neither lasted longer than a few months. I've tried Meguire's and really like it. If necessary, you can simply wipe on a new coat of their protector product to refresh the lens. The protector product (small bottle) is part of the refinishing kit but also sold separately.

You can purchase the kit at Walmart for about $19.
Meguiar's Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit - Walmart.com

You can also purchase the protectant separately at Walmart for about $7.
Meguiar's Headlight Protectant - Walmart.com
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