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Old 08-19-2009, 07:40 PM   #1
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I'm planning on cleaning my headlights this weekend, but before I start I was wondering if anyone had any advise for me. I was going to follow this:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=158315

but with 2006 headlights is there any problem with wetsanding? thanks
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:58 PM   #2
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if they arent that bad u can just use the Meguiar's PlastX a couple times, thats all i use.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:10 PM   #3
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+1 PlastX is awesome stuff. It even took care of my father's heavily yellowed Tacoma lights. I do it maybe every 3 or 4 washes. I can't believe people pay 15 to 30 bucks to have Walmart or other auto places clean their lights. I'll bet they just go back there with a 6 dollar bottle of PlastX and go to town. Pure profit.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:14 PM   #4
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just "wax-off" all over the headlights, make sure they enjoy it.




but yea +1 for plast-x
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:38 PM   #5
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+1 on the Plastix. Stuff works great. If your light are starting to yellow or has a haze that won't come off with the Plastix, the 3M kit works really well. It's $20 at Autozone, and it took off ALL the hazing on my bugeye lights.
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the 3M kit works really well
+1 3M's plastic cleaner followed by their plastic polish works great. http://www.autogeek.net/3mplascleanp.html
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:24 AM   #7
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agreed PlastX is good stuff
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after using the plastx i recommend using turtle wax. the old school paste in a can stuff. put it on in think payers and let it dry completely before you buff it. 2-3 coats will help prevent oxidization (yellowing)and rock chips (haze)
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:54 PM   #9
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awesome thanks everyone. i really didn't want to do the wet sand haha
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:13 PM   #10
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buy a small regular metal polishing kit that you can throw on any drill, put some compound on the whatever wheel you choose, preferably one with a decent amount surface area. then basically polish it. Do it quickly, swiftly and light or you will melt the plastic. Then wipe off, takes about 5 minutes and takes off all the yellow crap plus light scratches.
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If the plastx wont clear them then you WILL need to wet sand them.
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:02 PM   #12
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yeah.. im hoping the plasticx or the 3M will clean them up nicely
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i used the PlastiX on mine last night and they look great
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yeah.. im hoping the plasticx or the 3M will clean them up nicely
Just a heads up azpools, the 3M kit DOES involve dry & wet sanding. Easy to do though as long as you take the time to tape off around your lights & have a good drill. The kind of job you can knock out in a couple hours while hanging out drinking a cold one!
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