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Re: Headlight Lens Restoration [Re: yeselk] #15996381 04/15/21
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Thanks everyone!
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Re: Headlight Lens Restoration [Re: yeselk] #15996417 04/15/21
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Toothpaste does the job.

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Toothpaste will work, but Mosquito dope works better.

Re: Headlight Lens Restoration [Re: yeselk] #15996611 04/15/21
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As mentioned......rebuffing/polishing will only last so long...

New aftermarkets depending on your vehicle may be best choice

For example..my new to me '03 Lexus LX 470...

18 yrs in the Arizona sun.......I opted for new E Bay aftermarkets....$200 shipped

Nice & clean & bright

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Re: Headlight Lens Restoration [Re: yeselk] #15996616 04/15/21
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Brake fluid.

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Re: Headlight Lens Restoration [Re: yeselk] #15997250 04/15/21
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Just swaped some on my friends 98 gmc 2500. Cost 100.00 and here in 2 days. It was easy if ya can think of it some one has a you tube video on how to do it.

Re: Headlight Lens Restoration [Re: yeselk] #15997257 04/15/21
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Doesn’t work


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Re: Headlight Lens Restoration [Re: yeselk] #15997279 04/15/21
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The backup cam on my 2011 F150 is hazy, wonder if any of this stuff would work on the lens cover?


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Re: Headlight Lens Restoration [Re: yeselk] #15998615 04/16/21
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I used the 3M headlight restoration kit, about $12 at Amazon, and was surprised how well it worked. One lens turned out better because I buffed it longer with the most coarse grit pad. I didn't polish the lens with less haze as long with the most coarse pad used in the first step, which was a mistake. I'd use the 3M kit again. I would suggest using a corded drill or you'll spend a bit of time probably charging batteries.


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Re: Headlight Lens Restoration [Re: yeselk] #15998807 04/16/21
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I've tried the kits available, they work okay but wet sanding with progressively finer wet or dry sandpaper worked better for me. Replacements were very expensive even considering aftermarkets, which incidentally mostly come from China.

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Originally Posted by immature
I used the 3M headlight restoration kit, about $12 at Amazon, and was surprised how well it worked. One lens turned out better because I buffed it longer with the most coarse grit pad. I didn't polish the lens with less haze as long with the most coarse pad used in the first step, which was a mistake. I'd use the 3M kit again. I would suggest using a corded drill or you'll spend a bit of time probably charging batteries.

I used the 3M kit also. Worked very well. Have two more vehicles that need it now. Appreciate the Amazon tip. Bought mine thru the local NAPA. Paid about twice the price.


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Headlamps are a wear item. Especially with no car payment, periodic maintenance should be well within your budget. I admire my new HLs every time I view them, and appreciate them on the road at nite.

Re: Headlight Lens Restoration [Re: yeselk] #16000201 04/16/21
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AutoSol chrome cleaner. I know BS, but it works.. It will even take the scratches out of a plastic watch crystal. Go slow with a soft cloth.

Re: Headlight Lens Restoration [Re: HTDUCK] #16000415 04/16/21
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Originally Posted by HTDUCK
Soft cloth and deep woods off skeeter repellent


Deep Wood is excellent. You can use any skeeter repellent, just make sure it has deet.

Re: Headlight Lens Restoration [Re: yeselk] #16000417 04/16/21
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off bug spray.


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Depending on what vehicle you own, it might be better to order some aftermarket lights. I got some new ones complete with new bulbs for my 2001 Tundra and they were only about 80 bucks shipped. Some are cheaper, but I opted for ones with good ratings that were mid range.

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Re: Headlight Lens Restoration [Re: yeselk] #16001534 04/17/21
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The glass sealed beams on my 86 mustang have never glazed over, and can replace for about $10. ea.

Re: Headlight Lens Restoration [Re: yeselk] #16002031 04/17/21
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My 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 got new headlights after messing with the kits and all of the aformentioned snake oils. Never could get them to come out so just replaced them with new, less than $100 and a few minutes labor.


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I tried DEET bug spray this morning, it took some surface tarnish off, but far from clear.

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