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Old 02-14-2018, 09:59 PM   #1
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Hazy headlights

Bought the wife a used Lexus and the headlights were a little hazy.I bought the little kit you get in the auto part stores with the sanding pads and cleaner.It did look a lot better but not like new.
Gun forum had a thread and one poster mentioned Deep Woods OFF with Deet!Like new after less than 5 minutes of spray and wiping clean!
When it stops raining I will try it on the Catamaran windshield.No sanding and no buffing!
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Bought the wife a used Lexus and the headlights were a little hazy.I bought the little kit you get in the auto part stores with the sanding pads and cleaner.It did look a lot better but not like new.
Gun forum had a thread and one poster mentioned Deep Woods OFF with Deet!Like new after less than 5 minutes of spray and wiping clean!
When it stops raining I will try it on the Catamaran windshield.No sanding and no buffing!
Boy, if there is one time I would love to see before and after pic's, this is it!
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Re: Hazy headlights

Didnt think about it at the time.Rain stopped and I tried the bug spray.I did my 06 Colorado too.Saved me buying new lights.
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:07 AM   #4
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Been using Deep Woods for years on head lights. I spray it heavy and wipe it off just before it starts to dry. You have to do it a couple of times with the clean side of a rag. Once, you stop getting that yellow/gold color on the rag. You're done, till about 6 months later in the Florida sun. The higher percentage of deet the better the cleaning.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:11 AM   #5
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Great info.
Don't get that deet on any plastic like material. It'll melt it. I know a person who's new vehicle interior got all messed up due to it. The people rub it on themselves then handled the interior parts.
BTW, has anyone tried the toothpaste gimmick? I wasn't too impressed with the kit Obli speaks of, either.
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Re: Hazy headlights

Depending on how bad it is, I've typically wet sanded with 800 to 2000 grit sandpaper, then buffed with rubbing compound, then polishing compound, and finished with Maguire's Plastix. If I just use the Plastix every couple of months, then have no follow up issues at all.

I bought an 8 year old vehicle last year that looks like new using this process.
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Depending on how bad it is, I've typically wet sanded with 800 to 2000 grit sandpaper, then buffed with rubbing compound, then polishing compound, and finished with Maguire's Plastix. If I just use the Plastix every couple of months, then have no follow up issues at all.

I bought an 8 year old vehicle last year that looks like new using this process.
Thanks. That sounds like too much work, though. I'm going to try the deet w/ Plastix.
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Brasso works well, too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMcsc2Dy0Zc
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These are pics of my little Colorado.Lenses were not really bad but there is a difference after the spray.I will see if I have a pic of the lexus front end and post later.
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I have a polishing sponge that attaches to a drill.One of the fixes was flitz or toothpaste on the cone.
I tried the easy way firstThat sponge on aluminum rims or toolboxes works really nice though.Good for waxing Ttops or leaning posts too.
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I've used brake fluid to good effect with an old t-shirt as buffing/cleaning rag. Small circles and don't hit the paint. All by hand and takes about a cold beer per light. Will try the Plastix to preserve the polished & cleaned finish.
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