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Old 10-08-2012, 09:39 PM   #1
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Headlights pitting, can i fix this?

I washed my car this evening and got finished right around dark. I noticed having the lights on and the clear lenses look like they are pitted. They are are clear and not yellowing. Do you think a headlight restore kit would remove the pitting and smooth them out?
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i've tried a couple things like restore kits, toothpaste, plastix...nothing seems to fix it
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i've tried a couple things like restore kits, toothpaste, plastix...nothing seems to fix it
It sucks! You can't see that during the day. I'm a little bummed out.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:04 PM   #4
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If the pitting isn't too deep you can have a detail shop buff it out with compound. I would remove the lights first though. Just so they don't burn the paint. They can also burn the lenses though😁
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Most of the time it's on the inside of the light btw
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Most of the time it's on the inside of the light btw
Is that from the heat or cause they are not truly sealed? I'll feel them in the morning, but seems like I remember they felt smooth on the outside. Crazy they look okay during the day.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:10 AM   #7
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Mine do this too. There really isn't a lot you can do but I you can remove some pitting with a heavy cut compound (or really gritty toothpaste *hint*) then hit it with a polishing compound then a fine polishing compound. I also did this to my windshield and pulled a lot of little scratches out. I recommend removing the headlight first.
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:28 PM   #8
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I put some really light feather scratches on the outside of the lens while installing the raxiom smoked ccfls halos on a 2010. Does anyone know how to take/buff those scratches out of a lens
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Any pictures so I know what your talking about ?

I restore headlamps
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I'll get them to you as soon as I get better lighting... Tomorrow morning most likely
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Light compound and a careful buff job should do it.

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It happened when I was installing the factory HID. I had the lens face down on a piece of card board and I guess there was some grit in it... They aren't very deep though
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Ouch, I usually sand lamps down with 4 different grits , ( low to high ) then I'll use buffing compound and my drill and buff the F out of them. And then wash off, and sand again if needed and repeat.
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I think the light and just the outcome of the picture actually makes them look worse but like a I said not to deep. You can feel them with a finger but if you run a finger nail over it there is no catch like a deep scratch
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What do yal think would be a fair price to sell the 2010 gt premium projector headlight housings without the hid bulb in them?
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