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Relwarc 11-22-2010 11:28 AM

headlight lense repair?
 
ok so my lenses are all kinds of scratched and swirled up. They are still CRYSTAL clear, so i dont need one of those lense cleaner deals.

how do i sand/fix these lenses without them just being worse?

philthyphil 11-22-2010 12:15 PM

I would use some plastic polish. They use it on aircraft lenses when they get scratched up. Rub it in and polish it out, pretty easy and good results.


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ckrawler 11-22-2010 04:39 PM

Re: headlight lense repair?
 
Yes, the polish works great.

robpp 11-22-2010 06:40 PM

Re: headlight lense repair?
 
i have a plastic claener/ polish set from this company. i dont have the GREEN one. I have this set for over 20 years now.

http://www.bestplasticcleaner.com/

and then if that dont do it bro.....continue on in Phils direction......I have a aircraft windshield scratch kit that goes from like 1000 grit to 25,000 grit. they are optically clear.

http://www.ceebaileys.com/order_hl_restore.htm

^^^^^^^ also have the windshield one for plastic if you want more than that.

DetailedImage.com 11-23-2010 01:49 PM

Re: headlight lense repair?
 
If you have a lot of swirls, scratches, haze, etc. I'd suggest looking at our DI Packages Headlight Restoration Advanced Kit or a similar set of products. You can also use those same exact polishes on your paint to help enhance the value. This headlight restoration article should also be a big help. If you have any questions please let me know.

Relwarc 11-23-2010 01:56 PM

Re: headlight lense repair?
 
awesome guys, thanks so much.

TimmyB 11-23-2010 06:00 PM

Re: headlight lense repair?
 
It looks like Todd from DetailedImage has is down, and shows from his write-ups how to fix the worste of headlight imperfections.

TheGeek 04-13-2011 12:04 PM

Re: headlight lense repair?
 
I bought a kit from 3m that attaches to a drill (sandpaper, polish, etc) and used it on one of my old cars.. If you try something like that just make sure you have a HIGH speed drill, otherwise it won't work very well. Mine wasn't fast enough and I just ended up buying e-bay lights later. Lesson learned.

TJXJWJ 04-13-2011 12:47 PM

Re: headlight lense repair?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MSCA (Post 306111)
Don't waste your time with overpriced lens restoration kits. I'm sure most of them work as advertised, but you can get the same results without spending the money for a kit.

I bought a bottle of the new Meguiars Ultimate Compound to take care of some paint imperfections and decided to try it on my hazy/scratched headlights. It polished them to absolutely perfection in a single pass.


You know...you're not the first person I've heard say this lately. I tried it on some scratched up license plate covers and they came out awesome. This stuff might be good for just about everything. It even friggin smells good. :thumbsup:

DetailedImage.com 04-14-2011 05:14 PM

Re: headlight lense repair?
 
We also have another article on the topic as well that I forgot to link to - http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...s-on-a-budget/


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