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08-04-2014 11:32 PM
Garyshome I have a bodyman friend, used to work for ford take care of my lights on my 00 SE. He sanded them with fine paper then sprayed them with a clear coat paint.
07-21-2014 02:12 PM
R0ckstar023 I didn't get a before picture, but my headlights had a thick, yellow haze on them from these damn Wisconsin winters... I had used a Turtle Wax restore kit twice before without any good results, but I saw this thread yesterday and then picked up some 1500 grit paper. I used that to wetsand that thick layer of crap off, then I followed it up again with the remnants of that same Turtle Wax kit. The wetsanding was the missing link, and now my lights are shining as bright as they were when I first got the car!
06-30-2013 01:05 PM
letitride New product out there now by 3m.Will post my lights when done.I sell this all the time,first time using it.
05-07-2011 10:47 PM
Before & After


after w/ 3m kit & paint
12-27-2009 04:09 PM
Obocecha After the lenses are polished you need to put a sealant on them to keep them from oxidizing. UV rays are causing the oxidation.
12-22-2009 02:15 PM
SVTRSST you shouldnt polish things very often, polish is an abrasive thing and it eats the plastic, if you polish the plastic too often it will just fail and will need new headlights
12-22-2009 02:06 PM
CaptainChaos! Do you follow up with a good polish every so often (say once a month) after the restoration is performed? That step is a "must" to keep the lenses in good shape.
12-17-2009 01:26 PM
SVOrange I have done this several times to no avail as it continues to haze. Is there a secret or trick I am missing to stop the perpetual hazing?
12-15-2009 02:32 AM
Kayak_man oh sweet.. i need to do mine badly! thanks for the info
12-13-2009 06:32 PM
CaptainChaos! Nice before/after. I've used the Permatex kit and the 3M kit. I wish I had borrowed my dad's drill and just used the 3M the first time. Follow up with Meguiars' Plast-X on a foam pad every so often and you're in business.
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