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    Yellow Headlight Covers

    Any tips on cleaning them up? I heard the kits dont work so well.

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    i tried many different things on cars in the past and couldnt find anything that worked very well. go price new ones, some of them arent that expensive(but some of them will shock the heck out of u)

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    wet sand them

    And I believe there is something you can put on afterwards

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    I used some 3M medium grit rubbing compound followed by 102 coats of McGuires wax. It's all a temp fix.

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    i used the kit on my old mustang lites n it worked ok. It's just a bunch of different grits of sandpaper to be used when wet, polish compound and then a sealer. No matter what they say or what you do the light output is going to be effected by your restoration work (scratches distorting the light output).

    For the amount of cash n effort involved if you are keeping the vehicle, buy new housings. What kind of vehicle are you trying to fix by the way too?
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    flits it and restore it......jks
    I used to work at parts source.. as cherokee steve said price soem out parts source deals with cross canada it is a distributor and they can get full head light capsules..
    try thta out and see maybe they will have something for you...

    cheers hope that helps

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    Wet Sanding works great followed by machine polish/buff

    this has worked great for me on many screwed otherwise plastic headlights on newer cars.

    First use 1000 grit dry to take out or off all scratches and yellow film
    next use the 1000 wet with constant rinsing of the paper use long straight strokes.
    Now the lense should be completely dull and scratched now move on to 2000 grit wet and sand until paper has no more grap or tooth.
    Now go get some turtle wax red buffing compound "Cheap" and buff really hard with a buffer waxer repeatedly .Haze will disappear but keep on doing this last step and satistfaction will occur but not like a new lense though but as good as it gets! Light output will be good ! If your really picky you can do one last step with the buffer with meguairs plast-x polish.All this stuff can be bought at Canadian tire in autobody sections or car maintenance sections.

    anyways good luck
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    Has any one tried "Flitz" to clean the lenses?
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    Permatex makes a really good headlight polishing kit, it'll do about 3 or 4 pairs of headlights.
    Comes with all the wet sanding grit paper & compounds. I'll see if I can find any pics of the before & after on my ZJ (they used to look like someone spilt a timmies coffee that froze to the lens, they are crystal clear now)
    this kit takes some elbow grease so dont think its a simple polish on product.

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    They used to "flitz" our work trucks lights . . .Seemed to work ok for a short time . .But never lasted too long to be an "effective" method of lense restoration. They've started using another method that envolves a bunch of sanding, wet and dry . .and finish off with a coating of something . . .Just not too sure what it is.

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    I used a product from Everwear - works way better as it includes a "paint on"sealant to go on afterwards... kit was $50

    Lasts way longer than the permatex kits - I was using convertable top window polish on those every cpl weeks to keep em clear before.
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    wet sand them nice and smooth, then clear coat them, did wifes van 3 yrs ago, still look the same.

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    Cut the face out then silicone lexon onto it.

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    If your to cheap to just replace it........... lol gee Andy you have more money then the trumps spread it around ....

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    Ive used the kits on my mustang and jeep and it works pretty good as long as you do it right.

    Your wetsanding all that grime off them, Blue Magic the people who make the metal polish sell some stuff you can buy at canadian tire and ive used that too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grandcherokee View Post
    Has any one tried "Flitz" to clean the lenses?
    Yes, I did one of my cavy headlights, you still have to work at it. But it does a good job in the end.

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