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Old 07-22-2020, 07:36 PM   #1
DieselDorf
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Default How To: Resurface foggy headlights

So my headlights on my 12 Impreza were super hazy from being owned for the first 3 years of its life in Florida. Amazing how quick the hot sun did a number on them.

I tried doing the wet sand method on my old Jeep and they got hazy within 3 months. I found I was missing a UV protectant so this shows how to do the process.

They look really good after the fix and Iíll update this and the video comments section over time to report if they haze over again. Pretty easy process, this was my first time doing it.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oi2WRbvQv5M
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Old 07-28-2020, 02:21 PM   #2
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I just buff and wax mine every once in a while. They stay nice and clear.
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Old 07-28-2020, 09:01 PM   #3
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That will work, this method above though lasts a lot longer like years vs months
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Old 07-30-2020, 04:23 PM   #4
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3000 grit wet sand then a compound and polish should do the trick. be sure to mask around the lights.
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Old 08-03-2020, 10:04 AM   #5
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Don't see why people want to reinvent the wheel. There are commercial products specifically made to do that which will take less time, look better and last longer. I've used the 3M system for $20 and their coating for $5 and the headlights look new afterwards and stay that way for a long time.



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Old 08-04-2020, 08:05 AM   #6
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I used to be all about those kits, but then I tried one that everyone seemed to recommend (Sylvannia) and it lasted about a year before things started getting yellowed again, Iím considering getting a detail shop to polish and put a film on it to last longer
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Old 08-07-2020, 07:53 PM   #7
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Many thanks for this! I've had decent luck with Meguiar's headlight resto kit but I like this method.
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