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Old 03-20-2010, 03:48 PM
 
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I used Meguiar's PLastX as well. Cost maybe $6 and I'd say I got enough to do it at least 20 more times as I used it sparringly. I don't think these cremes really corrects it, it just kinda makes it look better for a while. Also heard you can get about the same or even better results as Meguiar's PLastX with some Pam cooking spray oil or similar.
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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Blue Magic for $7. Gets your headlight lenses back to 70-80 % of it's original clarity in about fifteen minutes. Or, spend several hundred dollars on replacement lenses.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I've never tried the PlastX, but I've used Meguiars #17 Clear Plastic Cleaner...on yellow'd/cloudy headlights with fantastic results. When I bought my '99 Contour the headlights had that thick yellow cloud to them and this stuff took it right off. $8 at O'Reilly.

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Old 03-22-2010, 06:49 PM
 
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I wound up buying a cotton buffing wheel with white polishing compound for $5 at Harbor Freight Tools and used a drill to turn the buffing wheel. It took about five minutes worth of work, and the headlights look like new.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Reviving an old thread, but my headlights do have a film and need work. On this and a couple of other older threads have seen several suggestions about products to use. However, there is another option that have not seen mentioned, and that is having it done. A car wash that I patronize and a local detailing outfit insist that a "professional" job that they will do is much superior to any do it yourself auto store based product job that I can perform. Cost forty bucks. Not biting yet, think that the pitch is mostly sales hype, but perhaps not. These outfits do have proper power tools that I do not possess, so it might be worth it. Any comments or suggestions, or perhaps an experience having the job done by one of these specialists?
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:45 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Reviving an old thread, but my headlights do have a film and need work. On this and a couple of other older threads have seen several suggestions about products to use. However, there is another option that have not seen mentioned, and that is having it done. A car wash that I patronize and a local detailing outfit insist that a "professional" job that they will do is much superior to any do it yourself auto store based product job that I can perform. Cost forty bucks. Not biting yet, think that the pitch is mostly sales hype, but perhaps not. These outfits do have proper power tools that I do not possess, so it might be worth it. Any comments or suggestions, or perhaps an experience having the job done by one of these specialists?
When I still had my Infiniti G35 the headlights started to get develop a pretty bad haze so I applied PlastX every month or so to keep them clear. Although each application improved the look drastically they never did look perfect. One day I was at my local car wash and noticed they had a detail shop so I asked them if they can buff out the headlights. They charged me $15 and they were good as new and stayed that way until I sold the car six months later. By the time you purchase whatever product you're using and take into account the time you'll be spending to apply it every month you might as well pay a bit more to get it done right.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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They charged me $15 and they were good as new and stayed that way until I sold the car six months later.
Is that why you sold the car? I mean wouldn't it have been easier to just go back to the guys who buffed them out in the first place? I mean you did say that they stayed clear untill you sold it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:34 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Is that why you sold the car? I mean wouldn't it have been easier to just go back to the guys who buffed them out in the first place? I mean you did say that they stayed clear untill you sold it.
Haha. I'm sure we could get more specific here.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I just use white toothpaste. Put a dab on, and with a slightly wet cloth, just start working it around. It'll build up a bit of a lather, just keep rubbing it around good with a firm pressure, maybe two minutes. It'll form a film over the lens. Then rinse it off and wipe dry. If you're not satisfied or miss a spot, just do it again. There will still be some slight pitting and abrasion, so you might have to do it every year or so.

Probably not as good as the expensive commercial applications that take about 20 minutes, but it will get you 80 or 90% of the way there, virtually free in a tenth of time. Good enough for me.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:29 PM
 
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I tried the turtle wax kit recently. It worked..for about two weeks. Then they were all cloudy again.
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