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Old July 28th, 2016, 12:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if anyone has tried a good headlight restoration product? Theres a lot to choose from at my parts store, but dont know what is a good brand..
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If you plan on doing it by hand I suggest Maguires heavy duty restoration kit. It works wonders if you're going to use tools I'd say use the 3M restoration kit since it'll save you the time since you use a drill for everything. The only thing I'd say is if your headlights are more badly haze then go buy some lower grit wet sand sandpaper because the box only has pads in the thousands that they come with. So you'll have to go over it a few times to get the lights to clear up if you just use what comes with in the box.
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Can attest for maguires. I haven't used the headlight restoration kit but their other products are great.
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put toothpaste on your headlights rub in let sit for ten mins. wipe off. also you can you OFF! mosquito spray. no joke i just did this to restore mine.
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I was wondering if anyone has tried a good headlight restoration product? Theres a lot to choose from at my parts store, but dont know what is a good brand..
You know, I'd recommend going with that Sylvania restoration kit. I've been using their Silverstar bulbs for years on the different vehicles, and I must say, they are cool. And the restoration kit is good as well, and has everything included to do the restoration by yourself. Though, I've never tried doing anything with the toothpaste, so really cannot say anything about that method

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I came on here to make a post about this, but I will post under this tread as it relates to the subject. My stock headlights were getting bad so I purchased the Meguires Headlight restoration kits and used my drill and followed the instructions to a T (or so I thought lol) but I must have really screwed it up, as my headlights actually looked worse then they were . This was last year and stored the car and havent got around to fixes this to date. Take a look at the pic, headlights make my car look so bad... I definitely need to get this fixed. Anyone have any ideas what I did wrong? Any tips? I lost some of the pieces of the kit so Ill have to go out and buy a new kit, not sure if I will go with Meguires again or not.

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Old August 30th, 2019, 04:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just wet sand it with 2000 grit sandpaper and a garden hose. One step process. Done.

Well, I guess unless wiping it with a wet rag after counts as a step. So 2 steps
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+1 on what James said or get some plastX and give them a good buffing
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