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Old 09-11-2010, 09:45 AM   #1
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headlight lens protectant

Performance Products used to sell a prototective film for headlights. I don't see it there anymore, or anywhere else. I never bought them, so I guess I don't know if they are actually beneficial and durable. If I recall, it was a 3M material. I bring this up b/c I just checked Suncoast - they want $2600 for a litronic set. Thats almost twice what I paid a couple years ago. If I break a lens, I'll have to salvage the car!

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Old 09-11-2010, 05:29 PM   #2
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Performance Products used to sell a prototective film for headlights. I don't see it there anymore, or anywhere else. I never bought them, so I guess I don't know if they are actually beneficial and durable. If I recall, it was a 3M material. I bring this up b/c I just checked Suncoast - they want $2600 for a litronic set. Thats almost twice what I paid a couple years ago. If I break a lens, I'll have to salvage the car!

Anyone got any info?
I had clear bra film applied to my headlight and fog light lenses. I do this on all my cars and even here in Colorado, where you have to replace your windshield annually due to stone chips, I have never had a single chip in a headlight lens after applying clear bra to them. You can probably get this done at any clear bra/detailing shop for a few $$.
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:25 PM   #3
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There are a LOT of places that sell headlight film and it's very easy to apply. I also add the film under the door pulls to prevent fingernail scratches. You can either buy it in sheet form or pre-cut. Just google it.

http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/smart/more_info.cgi?pn=PEL-H9906&catalog_description=Lens%20Protecting%20Film
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I have a new, never installed, set of StoneGard lens protectors pre-cut for the Boxster/996, now NLA.

Since I sold my Boxster, I no longer need the kit.

Make me a reasonable offer and it's yours. PM me

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Or just use this to polish the lens.

http://www.plexusplasticcleaner.com/plexus.html
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I have a new, never installed, set of StoneGard lens protectors pre-cut for the Boxster/996

What do they look like?
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:13 AM   #7
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They look like this:

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Or just use this to polish the lens.

http://www.plexusplasticcleaner.com/plexus.html
Have you used it? How well does it get rid of some yellowing on the outside. I noticed some on mine and its litronic blah too much to replace. Was thimking of a color tinted plastic lense cover before to cure the problem. 2 birds one stone
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I've never used Plexus on yellowed plastic, but it's very mild and I doubt it works very well for that, although others may have more experience with it on yellowed headlights.

I have used several other plastic polishing products. They work temporarily. The headlight will yellow and cloud again in my experience..

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True. Plexus just keeps it clean. If the plastic already turned yellow you probably need to get these headlight polish kits ...

http://www.eshine.ca/wolfgang_plastik_lens_cleaning_system-2215.php?cat=13

http://www.eshine.ca/lake_country_professional_plastic_restoration_syst em-1217.php?cat=13

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The Plexus does a nice job of making the headlight look clean and sparkly, but it is only a polish and doesn't remove swirls, scratches, haze, etc. I have two cans of it sitting on my shelf so this is personal experience talking. What does work well is the Novus 3 step polishing system. (also on my shelf). You can use it by hand or with a buffer, but the comments about the plastic returning to its previous condition are completely correct.

For a longer lasting solution, speak to this guy:

Headlight restoration service

The owner's name is Richard Cheatwood. Apart from being a satisfied customer, I have no other affiliation with this company.
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so what exactly is the cause of yellowing? if you were to use a kit, polish it up nice and clear then put the stone protector on it.. is that end of story? or will it yellow under the protector?
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The Plexus does a nice job of making the headlight look clean and sparkly, but it is only a polish and doesn't remove swirls, scratches, haze, etc. I have two cans of it sitting on my shelf so this is personal experience talking. What does work well is the Novus 3 step polishing system. (also on my shelf). You can use it by hand or with a buffer, but the comments about the plastic returning to its previous condition are completely correct.

For a longer lasting solution, speak to this guy:

Headlight restoration service

The owner's name is Richard Cheatwood. Apart from being a satisfied customer, I have no other affiliation with this company.
That site does not state a warranty period or gaurantee that lights will not haze or yellow. How long ago were yours treated and are they holding up? Do they put on film?
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Of course there's no guarantee. They will eventually yellow if you don't clean and polish them every now and then.

All these headlight restoration service/kit does is it takes off the surface layer of the plastic. Not always a good thing IMO.
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I had them done last winter and there is no yellowing yet, but I wouldn't expect any this soon. It's not a film, not that I can see.
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I was going to try Plexus but went with Meguire's PlastX from Walmart instead. I apply it on my litronics and 10 yr old rear plastic window every other week and they're both crytal clear with no yellowing.
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