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Old 06-21-2010, 10:53 PM
 
Location: central ms,Byram soon to move God knows where!!
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You can also go to wallyworld & get youself some 1500 grit wetsand paper &wetsand the lense(withmildsoapywet),dry off,tape up withmasking tape,newspaper.And the kicker is get some rattle can spray clear(orminiwax in small can,foam bush) coat the lense,lite coats let dry!! It will look NEW!!!! I,ve do it for 100's of times($40.00 charge) at the car lots!!!!
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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Sounds great! Mine still look OK, but not as nice as they were. Unfortunately it rained on them before the coating had a chance to cure.

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I had been telling my husband that we either got new headlights or sold the car. He finally agreed we were going to replace the headlights. So, he found them online for $150/pr and was just about to order them when I saw this thread. We decided that "risking" $10 and some of his elbow grease was worth it to save the $150.

THANK YOU ALL! It worked great. He did them yesterday and tonight I went out to check it out. I can SEE AGAIN!!

Anyway, we will be keeping the car a little longer. I hate turning a car into a planter just for headlights.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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Thanks for that... when mine need it again, I will try that.
When you say "mild soapy wet", what kind of soap do you use?

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You can also go to wallyworld & get youself some 1500 grit wetsand paper &wetsand the lense(withmildsoapywet),dry off,tape up withmasking tape,newspaper.And the kicker is get some rattle can spray clear(orminiwax in small can,foam bush) coat the lense,lite coats let dry!! It will look NEW!!!! I,ve do it for 100's of times($40.00 charge) at the car lots!!!!
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:36 PM
 
Location: central ms,Byram soon to move God knows where!!
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Thanks for that... when mine need it again, I will try that.
When you say "mild soapy wet", what kind of soap do you use?

I just use Dawn,Joy whatever is at hand, I do paint&body,,& there are comps' out there that sell kits to do it but they areHigh dollar 200.?300.00s Then I came up with doing it this way.The miniwax clear Exterior works the best.Used with a small spong brush. They are cheap!!! If you use the rattle can clear,if will last about a year or so,before becoming milky again,but its "Cheap Fix"!!!
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:30 AM
 
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Toothpaste

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Old 07-23-2013, 06:17 PM
 
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Toothpaste works and so does any silver or metal polish (paste type).

I use Wenol metal polish. It also leaves behind a protective seal.

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Old 07-23-2013, 06:28 PM
 
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I just tried the toothpaste. I'd give it a B+.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:35 PM
 
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I just tried the toothpaste. I'd give it a B+.
Metal polish is actually better...has more abrasives in it and chemicals to remove the gunk.

My Wenol method worked better than the Walmart kit I tried and is 100 times faster.

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Old 07-23-2013, 06:37 PM
 
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Metal polish is actually better...has more abrasives in it and chemicals to remove the gunk.

My Wenol method worked better than the Walmart kit I tried and is 100 times faster.

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I didn't have any. I write it and other of the products down and consider buying them next time I'm out. For now, the toothpaste was convenient and just about free.

Posted with my hands.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:43 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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toothpaste works well too.

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