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Fogged Lenses Kits - Headlight Resto Showdown

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    What's te best kit, and the best method to fix plastic lenses? We discuss and we come up with the answer.The Premise

    Many late-model vehicles have plastic headlights that turn yellow and cloudy with age and heat. That makes them look like crap and also lessens the amount of light they put out at night. We found several kits to rejuvenate them and decided to see which one worked best.

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    They should've included the Rain X kit. It works well also

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    I personally used the "3M Headlight Lens Restore Kit" for $20 and my headlights looked brand spanking new!!! i cant say anything for the others because i never used them my self but 3M products are great IMO!

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    The 3M kit works well.

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    I never used a kit, wet sand paper for the bad ones and plastic polish.

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    1200 wet sand paper and megs 105 with a foam pad on the roatry buffer, works great.

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    1200 wet sand paper and megs 105 with a foam pad on the roatry buffer, works great.
    I staged my Jeep because they were horribly oxidized, 1000 to 1500 to 2000.

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    best kit best method

    The best kit by far is the 3M kit that comes with the product and a small buffing pad for a standard drill.
    However the best method for making those dull headlights look showroom new is a series of sand paper and a high speed buffer.
    With a firm foam sanding block wet sand with 1000 1500 than 2000 grit paper until the fogging appears to be gone.
    Next with a dewalt or makita high speed rotary buffer use a medium compound. Once all sanding marks are removed next use a polish after a couple passes wth that move to the porter cable. First a medium compound and than a polish for a crystal clear finish, and just like that you have new headlights for about 5 bucks worth of product and the use out of the sand paperand all in about 10 minutes.

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