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Old 07-02-2012, 10:12 AM   #1
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How could I repair my clearcoat on my headlights without buying new ones?
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I heard of people buffing them with toothpaste. You can rub them down with alcohol then apply baby oil over them. Knew someone who got paid by dealerships to do this on their used autos. Although it makes them look better it doesn't last.
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Re: headlights

There are a lot of headlight restore kits out there they say woork good but I have never used them you might try one of them.
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Ok thank you
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The best thing to do apart from getting new headlights is wet sanding them really good til there is no shine left and all of your top surface is off then getting them clear coated. Or if you want to save money and have sand paper on hand, da them down with 400 if they are really bad and yellow, then wet sand them with 600 to get rid of the scratches then 1000 then 2000, then with a buffer you can go over the with compound, swirl remover and then polish it makes a huge difference and your right they don't last but if you notice them starting to fade or hase go over them with your buffer again and it brings them back to life
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:32 PM   #6
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Re: headlights

sanding and plastex makes the biggest difference besides just buying new ones...tooth paste works great if you use a buffing wheel, but it needs to be the old style gritty toothpaste
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Their not yellow the clearcoat on the inside is peeling. I'm sure it's not noticeable from far away but I know it's there.
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For inside work youll have to bake them..unseal them..refinish the insides ...reseal the...and done
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Bake them?
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Bake in oven at low temperature to help loosen seals. Some aftermarket lights require you to seal yourself or else you'll end up with moisture in them. You may want to check @ your local junk yards as well.
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honestly your never gonna get the satisfactory that new headlights would bring you! go on ebay! they have some on there for 80 dollars! or spend around 110 and buy some smoked ones! dont get angel eye or HID's! that takes away from the car and just looks ricer!
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I agree they ruin the cars look lol
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