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Old 06-22-2011, 05:38 AM   #1
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Question how to clean headlight lens

Does anyone know how to clean headlight lens? I bought a product but no results

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Old 06-22-2011, 07:36 AM   #2
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I like Meguires Plastix polish for the headlight covers on my Boxster. Also does a good job on the plastic rear window too.
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:06 AM   #3
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1500 grit wet sand until smooth and uniform, then take a right angle buffer (or drill) and attach a polishing wheel (foam) with clear lens polish until shiny. Then hit with an automotive clear coat or reduce 2k black paint and mist for tinted look.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:19 AM   #4
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1500 grit wet sand until smooth and uniform, then take a right angle buffer (or drill) and attach a polishing wheel (foam) with clear lens polish until shiny. Then hit with an automotive clear coat or reduce 2k black paint and mist for tinted look.
Or you can 500 / 1000/ 1500/ 2000 and then polish either with a buffer (either rotary or orbital) or by hand with a good polish/swirl remover.

Either way is pretty effective.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:35 AM   #5
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Thanks guys will try this week-end
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:08 AM   #6
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Smile Headlight

I have great results with Plexus spray.
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:03 AM   #7
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Plexus spray?? where is this sold?? Is it hairspray by any chance??
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:19 PM   #8
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I like Meguires Plastix polish for the headlight covers on my Boxster. Also does a good job on the plastic rear window too.
I used Meguiares on my older DD and it worked. I bought the headlight restoration kit and it came with a sponge that attached to my drill.
My headlamp was completely yellow, it almost made no difference driving with headlamp on or off before. It restored my headlamp to 90% new.
The main issue is, they start to be yellowing again this year (after 1 year) and I have to re-do the whole process again.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:30 PM   #9
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Same thing here with 3M kit

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The main issue is, they start to be yellowing again this year (after 1 year) and I have to re-do the whole process again.

I tried the 3M kit with similar results on my '99 New Beetle. It did work but shortly after the yellowing started again.

I understand that one of these headlight restore kits has some sort of an alleged "preservative" that you put on after you have cleared up the lens. Sorry I don't know what manufacturer makes this.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:45 PM   #10
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The problem is that...

... unless you apply a protective UV coat it will yellow again.
The UV coat s available are only sold to professionals and most of them have to be air sprayed on.
I've done quite a few Boxster headlights with this UV coat and we guarantee them from yellowing up to 3 years.
I don't know why these UV coats aren't sold to the general public.
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:29 AM   #11
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I dont know about you guys but I tried doing this last year and it seemed as if there was some sort of film on the lense and I couldnt quite remove it...

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