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Old 11-04-2009, 04:32 PM
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my headlights have gotten very weathered over the years and i dont wanna spend money to get new ones. how can i increase the visibility of mine and get that scratchy haze off the lens?
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:34 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3M-39...Q5fAccessories

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Old 11-04-2009, 06:07 PM
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flits it or power ball and some rubbing compound
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:32 PM
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flits it or power ball and some rubbing compound
both don't work too well on heavily pitted plastic headlight housings. My stockers were horrible and had yellowing and heavy pitting and I tried a few methods(plastix, flitz, powerball mini, rubbing compound). This with the 3m worked by far the best and the lamps look brand spankin new.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:24 PM
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or you can just have a buffer wheel with wax on it that dis the job for mine. before i bought it the owner did it and left scratch's on my truck like a moron. hand wax is the best way to clean your paint. it worked on the head light like a champ. it started fading again and then i bought some head light treatment at Walmart and i just wiped it down with my hand and that works great too. looks brand new again. its just sucks using plastic for head lights. glass was a lot better!!
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:55 PM
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both don't work too well on heavily pitted plastic headlight housings. My stockers were horrible and had yellowing and heavy pitting and I tried a few methods(plastix, flitz, powerball mini, rubbing compound). This with the 3m worked by far the best and the lamps look brand spankin new.
did it (flitz) to a 06 f150 and it work good. but it had not turned yellow and not to pitted just hazy. but thats good to know
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:05 AM
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When they get yellow I have only been able to get them clean with a buffer like in the video

I have always applied some wax to them afterwords and they don't seem to get that way again
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:16 AM
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i just bought the kit and polished up my headlights and it made a huge difference.....now what kind of bulbs do you guys recommend? something really bright lol
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:24 AM
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Silver Star Ultra Bright 9007 bulb

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Old 11-10-2009, 03:53 PM
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my friend ordered me the Philips Xtreme power 9007's for me. should be in by sunday.
maker claims 80% brighter than stock halogens and people have given them rave reviews claiming the light to be "the best on the market today"

i will give my opinion this sunday, or monday
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:29 PM
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my friend ordered me the Philips Xtreme power 9007's for me. should be in by sunday.
maker claims 80% brighter than stock halogens and people have given them rave reviews claiming the light to be "the best on the market today"

i will give my opinion this sunday, or monday


still waiting on your opinion
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:39 PM
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i used a kit called micromesh, finished it up with some novus and alls good
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:52 PM
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i use this bottle sold at walmart, its a yellow bottle, named scarty, its like $1.98
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:34 AM
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really messed up (yellow tindge) headlights sand down with 1000 and clearcoat them! wet sand and buffing works good but the bad ones will show there self again!
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:14 PM
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3m works best. I don't think anything else works as well.
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