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Reconditioning pitted, yellowed, and scrathed headlights

Postby yevhend52 » Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:50 pm

very nice tutorial im going to do this to my headlight next weekend
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Postby NeFaRiOuS_SLE » Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:55 pm

mazen222 wrote:
NeFaRiOuS_SLE wrote:For their instructions: You COULD, but in the buffing process it'll be recommended to put blue masking tape up to about 3" from the headlights on the bumper, since it messed up the paint job a little bit until I actually got some buffing compound and did the whole car.


thx for the advice! im gonna be doing this this sunday. I hope i will get some nice clear headlights afterwards. Im gonna post some before/after pics


Sure... Also a few posts before this I also mentioned you can use metal polish, apply it the same way you do waxing since the first method didn't work TOO well for me.
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Postby mazen222 » Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:14 pm

Well I just bought a buffer just for this. I will be doing my headlights tomorrow. Hope it works out well...

btw my headlights are like yours Nefarious... yellow pitted on top and clear on the bottom... Tomorrow they will be clear on top and on the bottom
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Postby MCOjerry » Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:30 pm

Just bought some new floor mats, and when I was at the dealership, they had a product specifically for this. Don't know the name, or if it works, but if Toyota is selling it...must have SOME merit.
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Postby viper1400 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:06 pm

Nice DIY. Will try it out. Thanks for the post!
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Postby mazen222 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:00 pm

MCOjerry wrote:Just bought some new floor mats, and when I was at the dealership, they had a product specifically for this. Don't know the name, or if it works, but if Toyota is selling it...must have SOME merit.


I went to toyota and they said that they dont sell this, but they could restor my headlights for 30$
so i went to Walmart and found something called PlastX by Mguair 8$

I tried it out and I am shocked :o at the results... my headlights are cristal clear! I even did my fog lights and they look amazing. 8)
All i had to do is to scrub them with a normal sponge and thats it!
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Postby eugene5786 » Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:27 am

im gonna try it
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Postby *solara2000* » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:56 am

hey, how come i cant see the pictures.
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Postby Chinky420 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:06 am

because the original post was like, almost 3 years ago

and recently the site switched server hosts, so i'd imagine a lot of old pics got lost in the transition
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Postby *solara2000* » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:43 am

Chinky420 wrote:because the original post was like, almost 3 years ago

and recently the site switched server hosts, so i'd imagine a lot of old pics got lost in the transition


man that sucks!
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Postby Chinky420 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:15 pm

it's really not that hard though....the write up should be sufficient.

really, the pics were mostly before and after shots, if i recall correctly.

remove light housing from car (be it headlight or foglight)

use high grit sand paper (or wet sand-paper) w/ soaps water

sand/buff in small circles, using lots of water (to wash off the ground-down plastic)

when lens is clear, coat/cover the lens w/ some sort of treatment (meguire's plastix, caruba wax, tint film, etc)

easy
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Postby *solara2000* » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:14 pm

Chinky420 wrote:it's really not that hard though....the write up should be sufficient.

really, the pics were mostly before and after shots, if i recall correctly.

remove light housing from car (be it headlight or foglight)

use high grit sand paper (or wet sand-paper) w/ soaps water

sand/buff in small circles, using lots of water (to wash off the ground-down plastic)

when lens is clear, coat/cover the lens w/ some sort of treatment (meguire's plastix, caruba wax, tint film, etc)

easy


thanks for ur help.
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