Foggy Headlights

Discussion in 'Detailing Topic' started by 79BlueSC, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. 79BlueSC

    79BlueSC Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    May 20, 2002
    Nyack, NY
    Does anyone know what is the best product to use to "polish" up aged/foggy headlights?

    Let me know what you guys use!
  2. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Bloomington, MN
    The newer Lexan lenses or the 7" headlights like our Camaros have?

    I've used Meguiar's Plast-X on my Oldsmobile lenses.
  3. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    Apr 14, 1999
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    I'd just throw them away pick up a new pair of sealed beams at the auto parts store.
  4. camarobaby79

    camarobaby79 Veteran Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Black Creek, NC, US
    If you are talking about the plastic lenses- Go to Advance-get the stuff in the silver baggy. Sealed beams-trash em...
  5. 79BlueSC

    79BlueSC Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    May 20, 2002
    Nyack, NY
    Shoulda have verified sorry they are the plastic lenses it is on an Altima.
  6. my24ktrat

    my24ktrat Veteran Member

    Jul 5, 2007
    Roch., NY
    ...For the plastic lenses ,like the dodges use, use some very fine sand paper ,enough of a grit to remove any scaling/rough stuff ,then go to a finer and finer grit till its smooth , then use 3M plastic lense cleaner, DC
  7. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    use a plastic polish from mothers,eagle one etc and simply polish them just like if you were polishing your wheels
  8. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    You may already have the products to clean and clear them up!

    Here are the cheap solutions!

    If the scratches are really bad, first try some aluminum or metal polish but keep the lenses cool and the polish moist. An alternative is common household Soft Scrub or even toothpaste!

    If this does not clear up the scratches, you need to go backwards and use a fine polishing sandpaper in the neighborhood of 1200 grit.

    After sanding, you need to do the polishing as mentioned in the first paragraph. This will help clear up the scratches. You can also use a rubbing compound.

    To get them crystal clear, you can use a specific plastic polish like Meguairs, Plastic-X, Eagle One or anything specifically designed for clear acrylics.

    Finish the polishing with a good quality wax to protect and seal!
  9. tom3

    tom3 Veteran Member

    Aug 1, 1999
    I've heard toothpaste and lots of elbow grease.
  10. Lucy and Linus

    Lucy and Linus Veteran Member

    Aug 16, 2007
    College Station, TX
    If you want to go the no rub way, you can spray them with a rattle can of clear.

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