headlight yellowing

Discussion in 'Exterior Care & Products' started by xrunnin123, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. xrunnin123

    xrunnin123 New Member

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    Ok so I did the BHLM to my truck and now I can see how yellow and nasty the covers are haha Is there a product I can use or a method to restore my covers? I have to take them apart tommorow anyways to reseal one of the lights.
     
  2. madtrucker

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    I use Meguiars headlight restoration kit. Your talking about the glaze that develops on the outside of the plastic lens? Meguairs works good. I use a drill and sand the lens down w/ 800 grit, then 1000 grit, then some super fine wet sand thing they got. Then clear it all up w/ rubbing compound. It's all in the kit. Makes them clear as can be. You have to be careful not to over do it or you'll get some swirls. It seems like I get better at it every time. I have to do it about every 2 years.
    http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/product_detail.do?q=4847
     
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    I have heard through them interwebs that toothpaste(regular toothpaste, non crystal type for breath) actual works ok.... Just the top inch or so on mine are yellow and I was thinking to give it a shot before busting out the drill and mothers/meguires kit....:dontknow:
     
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    Corey I tried tooth paste on my wifes headlights. Rag came out dirty but still never removed all the scratches. I would wet sand using 500g follow it with 3000g and then hit with a polish using white pad. Top it with sealant or buy the 3m headlight restroration kit.
     
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    xrunnin123 New Member

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    I did all of that not too long ago for some reason I think it might be from the inside??:hmmmm2:
     
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    Sorry, I have to ask, did you clean the inside lense before you put the headlights back together :dontknow:
     
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    xrunnin123 New Member

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    whats the lumpiness? idk if i did lol
     
  8. Edgeman

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    I've used the Meguires kit to remove the haze from my headlights. They look fantastic afterwards, but it only lasts about 6 months before it starts clouding up again. I just bought the Dupli-color kit that has a spray-on UV coating. I'll do my headlights again in the next couple weeks...hopefully they'll still look great when it's inspection time again (in March).
     
  9. hrspwr236

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    That's spell check for inside lenses. Cone on everyone knows that :laugh:
     

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