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Old 12-09-2010, 05:34 PM
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Default clean head lights

dose any body know any good ways to clean your head light lense? someone told me tooth pastis this true??
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:43 PM
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Default Re: clean head lights

yeah get a real gritty tooth paste, no gel tho. then get a buffer wheel and a cordless drill and a water bottle spray them with water then apply the toothpaste with the buffer wheel, then spray and wipe off and do it in stages do as many applications as you feel necessary.
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:46 PM
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Default Re: clean head lights

Been doing this at work,start with water based valve grind compound (comes in a white plastic jar) Napa has,don't rub any harder than needed to polish it up and follow with a good wax buffing. You can also use than compound on belts to shut them up !
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:23 PM
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Default Re: clean head lights

any paste wax... and a buffer. be careful dont overheat, you will melt the plastic. I have/use a mini buffer.. tooth paste will work on light tarnish, but it will also add scratches and they'll tarnish faster.

did the gf's van tonight, with tech wax.
steps= buff
1.course pad
2.fine pad
3.hand wax

before


after
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:05 PM
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Default Re: clean head lights

Do you notice the difference in light out put? Anyone use the Mother's kit with any success?
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:12 PM
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Default Re: clean head lights

Mothers is fine, but if they are really tarnished you may not want to use it. It really takes a long while with the Mothers. You may want to try to sand them with a 3M kit or even the one by Turtle Wax. The Turtle wax uses some kind of coating at the last stage. I would guess that is to fill the micro scratches that happen during the process. I have used the Mothers kit and the Turtle Wax both. But not the 3M.
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:20 PM
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I did this not long ago on my truck. The end result was great, but since I sanded the protective layer off, they tarnished again quite quickly. I hear you have to add a protective coating afterwords. Not sure on what to use to protect it though.
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