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Old 12-08-2015, 02:52 AM   #11
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Used turtle wax's restore kit. Comes with some sandpaper foam pads to clean off the oxidation. Finished in up with the included finishing compound then resealed. The lens sealant gives it an awesome shine and feels like glass to the touch. Best $8 I've ever spent and took less than 20 mins
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Have used the turtle wax as well...I would pass on it. Yeah it looks great for the first week or so, anything will, but after a month or two it starting reverting back to a yellowish haze.
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Have used the turtle wax as well...I would pass on it. Yeah it looks great for the first week or so, anything will, but after a month or two it starting reverting back to a yellowish haze.
Did you make sure to apply the sealant properly? If not the newly sanded surface has no protection against UV rays and will yellow.

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Yes, read directions twice, applied once.
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V34 and sealant is the only way to go.
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Actually it's the sealant or whatever coating used that turns yellow, the plastic itself just hazes up cloudy. I've tried both sealed and not for 20 years and way before the kits ever came out. Sandpaper of various grits and then rubbing compound followed by clear spraypaint. You'll get maybe 3-4 years before the sun burns the paint yellow. Unsealed maybe 2 before cloudy enough to need it again.

Unless the base plastic has changed no work at all will fix the plastic problem of internal cracking that fractures the plastic inside to diffuse enough light to make the unit unusable after a while. Ford changed the plastic to bump up headlight sales when they discovered people were refinishing them, the earlier plastic could be refinished ten times if you wanted and NEVER fractured. I've got units from the late '80s that look perfect, the good stuff. They work as bright as new ones. No way will anything I've found after around '98 or so do that once that fracturing has started.
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