Mothers Powerball for headlights

Discussion in 'Detailing Topic' started by camarochevy1970, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. camarochevy1970

    camarochevy1970 Veteran Member

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    not sure I would say the headlight kit is hi dollar, I believe you can find it online for about $20
     
  2. 1971SS

    1971SS Veteran Member

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    I've used Brasso before..worked OK...
     
  3. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    but any plastic polish or polishing compound will work just the same or even better than using a so called 'headlight restoration kit'
     
  4. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I use Meguiars Plast-X on tail lights, headlights and cluster lenses.
    If the plastic is scratched, I use a 1500 grit wet sanding block first.
     
  5. Blitzwing

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    I usually wet sand them out starting with 1000-1500 depending on how bad they are then continue with 2000 and finish up with 3000 and then hit them with a buffer with any kind of non abrasive compound. There used to be a sealer for these things but wax seems to at least slow down the degradation.
     
  6. Silverblue75

    Silverblue75 Veteran Member

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    i have used this also and it worked awesome!
     
  7. GoldenOne7710

    GoldenOne7710 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've had decent results using "000" and "0000" steel wool, followed up with car polish.

    I've also been pleased using just this...
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  8. jims73z

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    I color sand and clearcoat them. They don't yellow again.
     
  9. Buickfunnycar

    Buickfunnycar Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    That's an interesting idea...never thought of that.
     
  10. camarochevy1970

    camarochevy1970 Veteran Member

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    wouldn't the clear start chipping from stones/bugs and such? Seems like a solid idea, just not sure how you would handle that if it occurs
     

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