Headlight polish...

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Blog entry by triviasteve posted 08-07-2014 06:23 PM 1234 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Following (somewhat) the lead of DynaBlue,, I decided to polish my headlights with stuff from the shop as well.

Mine had yellowed and gotten foggy, making it difficult to see late at night. I remembered seeing DynaBlue’s post a while ago and decided that it was time to do something about it.

Wet sanded – 500/1000/1500/2000, and the results show in the picture. Then treated with Rain-X when I was done with the sanding. I think I may try some of the rottenstone and paraffin oil as well, but for now this really did work great, and a lot cheaper than the kits you buy in the store.

I guess I’ll see how the results hold up later on this evening on my drive home from work, but for now, they look great.

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#1 posted 08-07-2014 10:17 PM

and a little update… I did use some paraffin oil on the lenses, as a few minutes afterwards, a film did develop on the lenses again. The paraffin oil seems to be helping immensely.

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#2 posted 08-08-2014 03:08 AM

This afternoon I washed and waxed my Jeep

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#3 posted 08-08-2014 05:12 AM

Great idea

-- Norman

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#4 posted 08-08-2014 01:54 PM

Ya know Micro mesh sandpaper was orginally designed to polish air plane windows, it and the Abralon pads do an excellent job on head lights.. and +1 to the rainX .. Nice job

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#5 posted 10-16-2016 01:17 AM

Mothers Plastic polish will produce the same results.

Then if the trim is a little jaded try this product too!

then as you did treat with rainx and your done!

-- Regards Robert

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