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I've moved this to the DIY section, but if anyone has comment to add, please post up. The DIY section is still a bit quirky, so once we have it fixed, we won't have to leave the original posts elsewhere. I also thought this should remain here in detailing. This is a great read!

HOW TO - OXIDIZED HEADLIGHTS
 
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That is a great write-up, and please don't take this the wrong way, but I have personally yielded the same results with various hand creams and a slow speed buffing wheel........less $ and time.
 
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That's what we're here for...to hear other options as well. What have you done to get the same results? What creams did you use? How long did it last?
 
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I actually have tried a few different hand creams from Avon and a few from wal-mart and all of them made a difference, but I have had the best results from a specific type from Mary Kay...I think I still have some in my toolbox...I'll check when I get back to work and let you know the exact type. Like I said just apply it, buff it with a slow speed paint buffer, repeat a couple of times and it looks like new.
 
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I've tried that as well, i found it works well but not long term.
 
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I've tried that as well, i found it works well but not long term.
Sorry, I forgot to say that I have never kept a car I did this on for more than a few months. They did still look good about 3 months after doing it though.
 
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Ah, that makes sense then. I would suspect that the "long way" would last much longer But for quick fixes, I could see the hand cream being a good idea. When you originally said "hand cream" I didn't think you meant literally. You learn something new everyday.
 
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Someone else told me a few months ago that hand cream and a buffer work well. Huh.
 
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If anyone has a 97-00 Sonoma, GMC left off the outer headlight protectant, thats why a lot of them have cloudy headlights... didn't occur on the Jimmys for some reason.Found out about that when our'98GMCSonoma utility truck hit a deer and busted a headlight assy.. When we replaced it the technician that sold it to us told us about it, (wasn't a GM tech).
 
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Great write up. Looks to be very helpful in the detailing section!
 

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