Hazed head light - Repairable?

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Old 05-05-06, 04:19 AM
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Hazed head light - Repairable?

Aging and the Floridda sun have made the plastic housing chalked on the surface. I just wonder if anyone has been able to polish it. Thanks.
 
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Old 05-05-06, 04:24 AM
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What Vehicle?
If it's Lexan, wet sanding with 800 grit, 1500 grit, then buffing (drill mounted buffing wheel) with metal polish (Autosol) will clean them up
 
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Old 05-05-06, 04:51 AM
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Originally Posted by slickshift
What Vehicle?
If it's Lexan, wet sanding with 800 grit, 1500 grit, then buffing (drill mounted buffing wheel) with metal polish (Autosol) will clean them up
Affected vehicles are 98 Plymouth Breeze, 97 Chevy Lumina, 98 Chevy Lumina. I don't know if they have Lexan housing. I will try your method. It's better than buying 8 new head lights. Thanks.
 
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Old 05-05-06, 05:44 AM
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I have had good luck with toothpaste and also baking soda and water paste solution. Using a clean cloth, I just rubbed in circles like I was waxing them. Good luck.
 
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Old 05-05-06, 05:53 AM
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If those suggestions don't work you get all needed stuff in a kit from these folks:

http://www.lensrenew.com/index.htm

I bought one but haven't done it yet so can't testify to how well it works or how hard it is but supposedly works well.
 
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I used some polishing compound and a lot of elbow grease
& they came out fine.
Important to follow up with a good anti UV wax, and re-wax on a monthly basis in FL or any sunny place. If they are not protected they'll turn dim again, and that's up here in NE, probably
due to the "soft" plastic they use.
I've also heard of using tooth-paste on a polishing pad attaached to an electric drill. Sounds good, but I haven't tried it
 
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Old 05-05-06, 12:14 PM
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Thanks. Mine was badly chalked. I started with 600, skipped 1500 because I just didn't have it, finished with polishing compound a sponge wheel on a drill. The plastics came out okay.

I regret I skipped 1500. Had I invested a trip to hardware store, I would have saved time and the final finish would have been better.

Do Not Skip 1500.

Thanks.
 
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Old 05-05-06, 08:49 PM
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autozone sells the stuff specially made for this , is only 99 cents per packet, you use about one per lens.
 
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