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Old 10-05-2013, 12:42 PM   #1
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Need some advice on how to improve the appearance of my car... lights, interior, etc

Hey all,

I have a few appearance issues with my Mustang that I'd like to fix. First off, one of my headlights looks pretty cloudy. I was thinking of buying that 3M headlight cleaning kit and a power drill:



Next, there's an issue with these plastic panels on my doors. They seem to be coming out and no matter how hard I push them in, they just pop right back out. Thoughts on how to fix them? The same issue occurs on both doors.



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clean headlights with an old sock, toothpaste and elbow grease. it works wonders. I have no advice for fixing the door panels tho, same thing happened to mine.
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clean headlights with an old sock, toothpaste and elbow grease. it works wonders. I have no advice for fixing the door panels tho, same thing happened to mine.
What kind of toothpaste or does it matter?
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Upgrade to some new smoked headlights and hids, as far as those panels you can use 3m double sided tape and it should do the trick. I've had that problem on my previous 2 mustangs.
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What kind of toothpaste or does it matter?
The more abrasive, the better, but no I don't think so.

I'd spend just a few dollars more and buy the 3M liquid at least. If you (OP) were to buy the power drill, you could use it on a lot of things for years to come too.
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Just browse appearance mods and choose the look you like and want to put together, you're just going to get the look someone else likes if you go by only someone else's opinion.
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Upgrade to some new smoked headlights and hids, as far as those panels you can use 3m double sided tape and it should do the trick. I've had that problem on my previous 2 mustangs.
Yeah, I'm considering just upgrading to some new lights. I'd love some sort of bi-xenon setup (with the little curtain adjusted properly so I'm not *that guy* on the road). I'll try the double sided tape, thank you.
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The more abrasive, the better, but no I don't think so.

I'd spend just a few dollars more and buy the 3M liquid at least. If you (OP) were to buy the power drill, you could use it on a lot of things for years to come too.
Definitely! I ended up getting the 3M kit and a drill. I reckon the drill will be useful for buffing the car when I wax it. As for the 3M kit, I tried it out and it seemed to help a little bit, but I think there's some clouding on the inside of the headlight as well. Ugh -_-
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just any kind of toothpaste. it honestly works well
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just any kind of toothpaste. it honestly works well
Agree it really does work !!!!!
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Would toothpaste work on the interior part of the headlight cover? I've got a sinking suspicion that some of the damage is on the inside, because while the headlight does look better after that heavy sanding and buffing session last night, there are spots that look exactly the same as they did before.
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If I were you just buy new headlights. I bought a pair for $70 off ebay with clear turn signals instead of the amber. Similar to these http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...d=230980654114

You just have to seal them if you buy them.
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Smoked headlights ftw
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Would toothpaste work on the interior part of the headlight cover? I've got a sinking suspicion that some of the damage is on the inside, because while the headlight does look better after that heavy sanding and buffing session last night, there are spots that look exactly the same as they did before.
I bought the same ones and I love them
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