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Old 05-12-2014, 01:06 AM   #1
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Headlight Lens Polish

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So I got ambitious today and washed the moho. Last summer I purchased a lens polishing kit, I think from Amazon, but never got to the task until today. It was easy, with good instructions and I am very pleased with the results. Here's the link to the product if you are interested: Headlight Restoration | Headlight Cleaner
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You got way better results than the major brand X that I tried . Let us know how it looks after an AZ summer please.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:52 AM   #3
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Those are excellent results. So much better than I have ever seen, I had to check your profile because I was suspecting shenanigans. I'll have to believe you however. I may search for those on Amazon, the link you provided was for the manufacturers website and is one of those that I wouldn't take with any legitimacy.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:44 AM   #4
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I sure never got that kind of result on a couple of vehicles and different products. Good job.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:35 AM   #5
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I used a similar product but tired from the manual rubbing. I ended up attaching a square of an old towel to a small orbital sander and (using their polishing compound) the job was done in just a minute or two! Awesome improvement! \ken
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PS. I'll do just about any chore if I can somehow incorporate a power tool! \ken
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That stuff works. I used some on my dark plastic trim as well as the headlight lenses on my rig and it made a big difference. The only problem was that I ran out before I got to all of the plastic trim pieces on my rig.
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What I have found to prevent the lens from yellowing, at least for me. When I wax my vehicles I also wax the headlight and taillights lens. It has worked for my 2005 Yukon XL and my 1999 Dolphin. Never had them get any haze and they still shine like new.

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Yes, healthy skepticism is a good thing! These are results from a real amateur. This is the first time I've done a lens polish. I just thought this was a great result from a good, reasonably priced product that came with good instructions and performed as advertised. This last weekend was the one year anniversary of my first rv purchase, and I'm discovering RV products that perform as hyped are rare and thought I would share.

I bought this kit last year when I was ordering all the things one needs to outfit a moho, so it was part of a large order from prolly CW or Amazon.
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I think what might make this product unique is that after the three polishing steps, it still looks cloudy. You then lightly apply two layers of a liquid sealer that really "crystallizes" the finish and makes it really shine, so it's more than just a polish, there is some chemistry involved. It also has a lifetime warranty for the original owner.

And no, I am not a compensated marketer, even though I am sounding like one!
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I am a little concerned about the coating. I did my MH and my Suburban a few years ago. On the Suburban I used a Turtle Wax product that came with a coating, and on the MH I just used rubbing compound (toothpaste will work).

A few years later they both dulled, but the MH just needs a light rub with polishing compound but the Suburban needed a hard sanding.

I do polish mine a few times a year, but it takes only 5 minutes, and they look just as good as the ones in the picture. Mine looked much worse before I polished them. First time I used a foam ball on a drill. Now I just do it by hand.
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We purchased an $8 kit from Harbor Freight which can do about 4 lights. Worked like a charm!


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Yep, or any other polishing compound you can find at WM or elsewhere. The high price "specialty" polishes are nothing but a ripoff
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