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03-04-2004, 05:55 PM
I'm sure there is an age old solution to this problem. Headlights have become faded and dingy through years of sun abuse, how do you get them looking bright and clean? They really take away from the look, and I would like to try and clean them instead of going out and buying new ones. Any advice?
03-05-2004, 05:50 AM
I have cleaned my regularly with a clay bar and have not run into that problem although I have seen them as you describe. I have heard of them being restored using a very fine sandpaper and polish but have no experience with actually doing it. It seems to me I read a how-to article about this somewhere, I'll have to check around.
03-05-2004, 06:59 AM
Never used it, but I've seen it advertised in their catalog. If the above link doesn't work....
I used www.eastwood.com then in their search I typed headlight repair. The price is not to expensive to try.
03-05-2004, 09:38 AM
Some people I know have had limited success in cleaning them. If I were you, I'd bite the bullet and buy new ones. Then keep them waxed reguarly. I've had mine for 12 years now, and the're still crystal clear, but only because I waxed them evey time I did the rest of the car. BTW, waxing the quarter windows also helps keep the moldings from becoming hazy.
03-06-2004, 02:08 AM
Thanks for the info folks, the guy I bought the car from kept it garaged but had a big window that let the sun shine on the nose, so the rest of the car looks like it was just painted, but the nose clip and headlights look a little faded and dingy. It just takes away from the car a little at shows, i'll try your advice and see what I come up with, may have to bite the "ol" bullit though and get new ones.:tmb:
03-07-2004, 04:49 PM
I'm literally walking out the door to the airport for vacation but saw this thread. He doesn't mention his method but his lights look pretty good.
09-08-2005, 07:21 PM
50resto.com The have a headlight repair kit, or you can buy all 6 pieces for $120.
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