Restoring Headlights

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  1. MIDNIGHTBLUE

    MIDNIGHTBLUE Veteran Member

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    I just redid the lights on my Ol' Lady's 02 Sequoia. Check this out, I used Mother Mag and aluminum wheel polish and a Random Orbital Buffer. Like new. Finished in >than 30 minutes.
     
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    don't forget to protect the plastic , with some sort of clear coat!!
     
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    Hmm, I have polished some of mine a few times, just with some plastic polish I had around, Novus or Maguiars. But I didn't know about clear coating them, I'll have to buy some of that and try it. I wonder if they come from the factory with a clear coat? I did think they got cloudy quicker after I polished them, then when they were brand new.
     
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    The clear helps, I buffed mine shiny and went cloud so I bought that kit, 20 bucks but it made the crappy car I bought see again. Lasted for the years I had then sold it
     
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    The factory clear coat on the lenses is actually what fades and clouds up. When you sand the lenses, you want to remove as much of the old clear as possible without getting too much into the actual plastic. Polishing the faded clear coat is just a bandaid at best. Usually has to be done again a a few months to weeks.
     
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    I guess I'm lucky. Every vehicle I own has glass headlights so they just last and stay nice.
     

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