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Offline FastSchnitzel41

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Cloudy headlights
« on: October 13, 2019, 01:31:25 AM »
Hi chaps, my headlight lenses are a little bit cloudy; I gave them a rub down today and they're a bit better.  I heard about someone using toothpaste on them to clean them up in the past - does anyone on here do this?

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Re: Cloudy headlights
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2019, 08:42:09 AM »
Toothpaste is just another abrasive polish. It didn’t work on mine, nor did paint cutting compounds so I called in the pros to do it with multiple grades of sandpaper.

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Re: Cloudy headlights
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2019, 09:54:10 AM »
2 options for amazing finishes...

Meguiars: 2 step headlight restoration kit

Maguiars: headlight restoration kit plus

I have only used the plus one, but the 2 step came out after, The plus I have used many times on mine and other headlights, but a mate of mine has used the 2 step (which comes with the clear lacquer spray) and says it’s also brilliant! I promise you it’s the best way and for £22 it brings the headlights like new and is dead easy to do.


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Re: Cloudy headlights
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2019, 01:06:53 PM »
I've heard good reports on 3M headlight restoration kit. Forget toothpaste.

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Re: Cloudy headlights
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2019, 08:08:09 AM »
2 options for amazing finishes...

Meguiars: 2 step headlight restoration kit

Maguiars: headlight restoration kit plus

I have only used the plus one, but the 2 step came out after, The plus I have used many times on mine and other headlights, but a mate of mine has used the 2 step (which comes with the clear lacquer spray) and says it’s also brilliant! I promise you it’s the best way and for £22 it brings the headlights like new and is dead easy to do.


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Might give that a go. Got the one without the lacquer and the lights just cloud again after a couple of months.

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Re: Cloudy headlights
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2019, 09:18:14 AM »
I have bought a few kits but the best thing I have used is lemon juice and baking soda make a paste rub on rub hard wash off with water brilliant on my GYI and nephews Cotse

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Re: Cloudy headlights
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2019, 11:56:29 AM »
I've used a few different grades of wet and dry sandpaper and them some megs cutting compound.

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Re: Cloudy headlights
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2019, 05:09:57 PM »
2000 grit wet sand with machine polisher. Then use cutting compound with a good microfibre cutting pad. Then a finishing polish with a microfibre polishing pad. Finally, coat with Chemical Guys hydro slick ceramic paste. Trust me they will look like new


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Re: Cloudy headlights
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2019, 06:35:39 PM »
Mine only clouded over again after the protective lacquer (or what was left if it) was taken off in the restoration. 2nd time I tried lamine-x film after restoration which I was never 100% happy with. Ended up getting 2 new oem hella lights off eurocarparts for £300 when I gave the car a make over earlier this year.