Film on Headlights: 01 Sebring

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Old 02-24-07, 07:29 AM
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Film on Headlights: 01 Sebring

Is there any way to remove the film on headlights? I know this is caused by sun damage, and I've tried numerous products on the market as well as wet sanding with a fine sandpaper and using an orbital buffer. Is my only option to replace them?
 
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Old 02-24-07, 08:11 AM
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I frequently use MaGuires PlastX on my headlights with good results. If you have tried these products with no results, your only option would be to get new lamps.

Regarding the sanding: Did you following the manufacturers instructions too the "t"?

A lot of times people will skip a step and end up doing worse damage to the plastic.
 
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Old 02-24-07, 08:18 AM
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Try loooking for 'Methyl Propyl Ketone' mix. I get it form a freind that works on aircraft so dont know how readily available it is out in the public but it works good with one swipe across or two... too many will eat the plastic and what not.
 
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Old 02-24-07, 10:00 AM
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MPK will not improve the plastic at all. MPK is used to clean surfaces, not repair scratches or oxidation.

I work with aircraft everyday, we went from MEK (methel ethyl keytone) to MPK. MPK is just more enviromentally friendly.
 
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Old 02-24-07, 10:57 AM
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MPK will not improve the plastic at all. MPK is used to clean surfaces, not repair scratches or oxidation.

I work with aircraft everyday, we went from MEK (methel ethyl keytone) to MPK. MPK is just more enviromentally friendly.

Weird.. I just used it on the 91 Prizm i posted on about ealier (old car) and it worked fine.. see if i can get some pics up later.
 
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Old 02-24-07, 08:25 PM
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Use Maguires Cleaner Wax with water spritz and a buffing wheel.
This works great for me.
 
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Old 02-25-07, 05:59 AM
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Mpk?

I would like to see some more on the MPK I know I can get my hands on some as I work in maintenance at a big airline. If you can post pics that would help.
I think it probbably works by melting off the top layer. I will look it up at work and read the MSDS.
 
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