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Old 05-10-2013, 04:14 PM   #1
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Headlight Cleaning Today

Had the afternoon off work so I decided to try to buff out the cloudy headlights. Used Mother's Powerball kit. "Before" on the left and "after" on the right. Took about an hour and worked pretty well!



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Old 05-10-2013, 04:28 PM   #2
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Wow huge difference - looks great!! Nice job


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Had the afternoon off work so I decided to try to buff out the cloudy headlights. Used Mother's Powerball kit. "Before" on the left and "after" on the right. Took about an hour and worked pretty well!

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Old 05-10-2013, 04:36 PM   #3
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Wish they were made of glass and wish manufacturers would stop using plastic!

Mine have not started messing up yet.Do you think keeping a coat of non abrasive carnauba car wax on them would help prevent this?
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They still look a bit yellow but it's a huge improvement.

Putting on wax would help but once it's yellow like that it's hard to bring it back unless you remove enough material with a buffer.
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They still look a bit yellow but it's a huge improvement.

Putting on wax would help but once it's yellow like that it's hard to bring it back unless you remove enough material with a buffer.
Yes, you are absolutely correct - they look better but no where near looking new. All in all, I guess I got my $25 worth.
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About anything will work to get the yellow layer off, I used Turtle (I usually stay away from Turtle!). As long there is a good final polishing step you're fine. The pitting is a much more difficult problem. These seem to be rather deep microcracks. You would have to remove quite a lot of material to get rid of those.

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