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Old 04-14-2011, 01:52 PM   #1
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Mother's Headlight Restoration

Anyone have any experience with this product?

The new Mustang I bought has some badly stained headlamp lenses... I actually planned on buying the "smoked" lenses from American Muscle, but I'd like to avoid using aftermarket junk : /

Any information or suggestions would be appreciated!
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:57 PM   #2
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Re: Mother's Headlight Restoration

I watched my uncle do a set of headlights on his friends truck. Not sure what brand of cleaner he used but it turned out to look 95% of new.

Here is a guide on how to do it.

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Re: Mother's Headlight Restoration

the 99+ have a clear coat like over the lens~ not sure you can restore if that is on there... but you can try
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the 99+ have a clear coat like over the lens~ not sure you can restore if that is on there... but you can try
I used to work at a paint shop/detail shop. To bring back cloudy lights all we did was sand the headlights down with fine sandpaper of three different shades. Blew the dust off. And then a shot of clear coat. The lenses were then brand new. We charged 75.oo plus tax.
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I used to work at a paint shop/detail shop. To bring back cloudy lights all we did was sand the headlights down with fine sandpaper of three different shades. Blew the dust off. And then a shot of clear coat. The lenses were then brand new. We charged 75.oo plus tax.
I restored the lights on my in-laws truck...bought a kit for 30 bucks...could have done the same thing with very fine sand paper and a spray bottle of clear coat. 02GT88 is on point. Just take your time and press lightly or you won't get the best possible result.
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Re: Mother's Headlight Restoration

Toothpaste works...my cousin did it to his cougar lights and they turned out like new
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Toothpaste works...my cousin did it to his cougar lights and they turned out like new
i've heard that too but never tried it. On a side note toothpaste works for dvd's and cd's if they are scratched.
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I just saw a clean bright commercial?
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Re: Mother's Headlight Restoration

Check out our system for restoring headlights, best of all you can use these exact same pads and polishes for removing deeper scratches in your paint so once you're done fixing your headlamps you have tools/supplies you can use for other purposes. Honestly, you really will only need to fix your headlights once if you maintain them so having a system that does something BESIDES just polishing headlights is handy:

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Check out our system for restoring headlights, best of all you can use these exact same pads and polishes for removing deeper scratches in your paint so once you're done fixing your headlamps you have tools/supplies you can use for other purposes. Honestly, you really will only need to fix your headlights once if you maintain them so having a system that does something BESIDES just polishing headlights is handy:

YouTube - Adam's Polishes Video Vol. 6 - Chapter 09
good info!
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I have used it on a few of my workers cars they are all ford Taurus, and 500 cars with over 200k miles on them. It seems to work ok on them from what I have seen.
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What kind of toothpaste? Does it matter? Have u done that b4?
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What kind of toothpaste? Does it matter? Have u done that b4?
You can use toothpaste??
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Yeah, I heard that toothpaste works well.
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Ok, i just used crest 3D white. Ive never seen the effects of an actual h/l restoration kit, but this worked OK. Just ok. I was expecting more, like the glassy showroom look. Afterward, i hit it with a little rain-x auto glass cleaner, and that made it better. If u r lookin for an impressive look, id stick to whatever the pros r using.
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Re: Mother's Headlight Restoration

you can get off some stuff with a little rubbing compound if its not to bad~
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Re: Mother's Headlight Restoration

haven't seen that kit, but just used a 3m kit that worked pretty well, seems like any variation of the using varying grits of sandpaper from rougher to finer and then some polishing has the desired effect. took about 20 min per headlight.
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haven't seen that kit, but just used a 3m kit that worked pretty well, seems like any variation of the using varying grits of sandpaper from rougher to finer and then some polishing has the desired effect. took about 20 min per headlight.
How much did u pay?
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Re: Mother's Headlight Restoration

It was 22.00 at auto zone,,works with my drill.
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How well did it actually work? Im lookin 4 a reaaalllllllyyyy good lookin light. Hopin I wont just have 2 buy a new one. Do you have pics?
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I can post pic later maybe. But it looks good, not like it's brand new but is nice.
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Ok thanks. Guess its maybe worth a try
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Here is pic that shows one light. Not the best pic but you can see it looks pretty good.
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Thanx. That actually looks better than i had expected
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It was pretty hazy and yellowish before
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Mine arent terrible, but they dont look nearly as good as yours
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