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Old 11-25-2015, 06:06 AM   #15
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Visit your local auto store or walmart. they sell a variety of products that when used exactly as directed will improve the condition if not restore the lens. Most important to realize is that any manual application will require a lot of rubbing to remove the oxide. Repeated care will provide long term result.
replacement is always an alternative but not always cost effective.

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Old 11-26-2015, 06:48 PM   #16
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I've had good luck with regular tooth paste on a foam drill pad, followed with a spray of auto clear coat. A lot of abrasives will clean them up..they key is a surface protection that will last more than a few months. It's cheap and easy enough to try before shelling out for replacements. I have a 2001 cherokee that has held up with this with 2 years. The Motorhome lights are like new at 8 years with a shot of 303 every few months.

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Old 11-26-2015, 09:17 PM   #17
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I tried toothpaste....scrubbed rinsed....scrubbed rinsed....coat of wax...works pretty good and really cheap....but I do agree with replacement as the best solution...
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I use a couple of different grades of 3M compound, Imperial Microfinishing and Finesse, with a wool pad on a buffer. It takes me about five minutes. Then top it with the stuff made for cleaning and protecting marine Strataglass, sorry I can't recall the name offhand. No guarantee as to how often you may need to refresh but does not get much cheaper to do than that.
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Old 11-27-2015, 02:20 AM   #19
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With all the testimony here concerning how long the restoration job actually lasts ..... I will go with my $58 Amazon replacement price. Install and forget for 10 years. The $30 for the kit and my time are valued at far more than the price of new. I tried the toothpaste method and it did improve it but they surely did not look new.
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I bought an inexpensive kit designed for use with a drill (<20.?). Took me an hour to restore 2 very yellowed lenses on our Honda toad, including very noticeable gravel damage caused by many miles of toad duty. They still look great, with no further treatment, 2 years later.

No doubt which way I'll go next time. Even if somebody had given me a free set of lenses it would have taken me longer than an hour to install them...
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I spent a total of five minutes to do both lenses.

It literally took me longer to get my buffer off the shelf, gather my two compounds and the plastic protector spray than to restore them both.


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