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HOW TO: Oxidized Headlights

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Old 10-02-2009, 10:27 PM
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This is great information. I don't know much about the parts of a car but i'm learning a lot from these forums. I want to have oxidized headlights too and i'm gonna try it really soon.
 
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I tried quite a few polishing kits, all with various methods of removing oxidation--sandpaper, creams, buffer wheels. I definitely had the best results with Crystal View headlight restorer.

You can find it at some auto part stores, but they only had it at Walmart in my area. $20 is a lot cheaper than the new lens assemblies I was contemplating. Comes with two sheets of sandpaper, some polishing compound and towels, and most importantly, packets of new sealant. Really makes a huge difference. For once, a product that did what it
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Gonna have to try this out on my jimmy good write up thnx.
 
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Great write up. You could also use fingernail polish remover and a good clean white cloth if the lenses are yellowed. Don't know how long it will last but they still looked good after 5 months
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make sure to put a good coat of wax like te turtle wax ice paste stuff.
 

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link doesn't work
 
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alright i was wondering. it just kept trying to load something that wasn't there.
 
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All this buffing talk. On all six vehicles we have we just hit em with some wal-mart rattlecan clearcoat. Works and looks great.
 
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Originally Posted by giod View Post
All this buffing talk. On all six vehicles we have we just hit em with some wal-mart rattlecan clearcoat. Works and looks great.

buffing removes the layer of "grime" caused by salt and etc. by clearcoating it you're just covering it up which defeats the purpose. which is to remove the film to improve visibility.
 
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so should the link be removed, or a new one started?
 

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