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Old 03-04-2010, 01:54 PM
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Thumbs up Headlights and toothpaste.

Alright, so my Ranger is suffering from the yellowed headlights, and I was looking around online, and...I thought I would give toothpaste a try, what could it hurt?

Just regular white toothpaste, and a soft rag.


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(I know the pics don't show TOO much of a diff, but...there is one.)
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Lol, Aaron: "I only text with trees, it makes it hard to text while driving though, I have to keep running the truck into trees to text!!" EPIC my friend. Lol
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Old 03-04-2010, 02:10 PM
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not bad.
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Old 03-04-2010, 02:11 PM
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Yeah really, more of a difference in person.
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Lol, Aaron: "I only text with trees, it makes it hard to text while driving though, I have to keep running the truck into trees to text!!" EPIC my friend. Lol
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Try wetsanding them, it will make em look new
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No idea what that is, and...I don't have any tools. Haha.
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No idea what that is, and...I don't have any tools. Haha.
ya take a piece of wet sand sand paper, and get it wet. thenyou sand it.

not rocket science
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ya take a piece of wet sand sand paper, and get it wet. thenyou sand it.

not rocket science
Oh. Well, thats TOO obvious. Lol.
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Yeah take REALLY fine grit sandpaper to do this. Hit up Sonic04Edge, I know he just did his Contours headlights right before he bought new headlights
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Yeah take REALLY fine grit sandpaper to do this. Hit up Sonic04Edge, I know he just did his Contours headlights right before he bought new headlights
Oh awesome. Thanks! I'll do that.
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:12 PM
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Check this out...i did this to my Miata when I had it...

POLISHED LENSES
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:22 PM
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you need to sand then buff it out, everything else is just a temporary solution.
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Oh wow!
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:37 AM
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I found the best thing for that kind of thing is autosol, the metal polish, its about as harsh as G3 Cutting compound, use it wet though and it will take some of the harshness out of it.

Just so you know, you can actually use autosol metal polish on your paint! if you have scratches use it on a wet rag, but be careful not to rub to hard, just do a bit then check, do another bit then check again.....(g3 is the best for this and is designed for the job but Autosol is not a bad alternative if your desperate) then use a light T-Cut and then finally a good polish to bring it all back like new.
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:03 PM
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Yeah take REALLY fine grit sandpaper to do this. Hit up Sonic04Edge, I know he just did his Contours headlights right before he bought new headlights
i work at body shop and we sand them with 2000 grit wet or dry paper
do it wet and thin buff them work great
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:42 PM
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I found the best thing for that kind of thing is autosol, the metal polish, its about as harsh as G3 Cutting compound, use it wet though and it will take some of the harshness out of it.

Just so you know, you can actually use autosol metal polish on your paint! if you have scratches use it on a wet rag, but be careful not to rub to hard, just do a bit then check, do another bit then check again.....(g3 is the best for this and is designed for the job but Autosol is not a bad alternative if your desperate) then use a light T-Cut and then finally a good polish to bring it all back like new.
Autosol is awesome!! use it for so many things, it brought the shine back into my wheels
but yeah wet sand/buff/polish
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