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Old 07-01-2016, 05:24 AM   #15
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Headlight Restoration

We just went through that. The toothpaste did not work very well for us. I purchased the Sylvania Headlight Restoration kit and it worked wonders! The headlights look like new. I also purchased Meguiar's headlight protestant to keep them clear. It has been almost a year now and the headlights still look good.

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Old 07-01-2016, 06:21 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by mel s View Post
Have you tried Deep Woods OFF, or any insect repellent with 25% DEET?
This WILL ruin your headlights! It works because it chemically strips a portion of the plastic, plus it adds a layer of oils to them, as well as micro melting them. It can also damage surrounding paint.

Oxidation needs to be removed manually by polishing and sanding, then reprotected with a sealer or coating.

I'm a professional detailer, full disclosure. You can do this with one of the kits, then buy some sealer, but in most cases, dropping by (or getting it done mobile) a qualified detailer is the best way, and will run you less than $100. It will last longer than the factory with much better results.

Please don't put off, wd40, or any other quick fix crap on your expensive lenses.

I just replaced a set of $1500 Lexus lenses because my friend did this to hers.

Here's a video with a bit more explanation.

I hope this helps someone.

WARNING!! Don’t Use Bug Spray To Clean Your Headlights Until You Watch This

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Old 07-01-2016, 06:42 AM   #17
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Replace them. Anything you do with what ever miracle cleaner or compound will always be temporary. Might be good enough to get past a state required safety inspection but 6 months or so later you'll be doing it again. No reason to over pay the mark up costs of an RV parts dealer or back thru the original builder. Just cross the DOT numbers on the front and buy replacements.

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