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This is a discussion on Cleaning/polishing headlamps within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; Has anyone had any luck cleaning/polishing their headlamp lenses? If so, how did you do it?...

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    Cleaning/polishing headlamps

    Has anyone had any luck cleaning/polishing their headlamp lenses?
    If so, how did you do it?

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    I did mine and removed the bumps/nipples at the same time. Started with wetsanding with 800 > 1000 > 2000 and polished them with Novus polish. No pics since I did it but I'm real happy with them now.

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    try mother metal polish on em first. . . it sometimes works wonders on plastic. if it doesn't, order the plastic headlight restoration kit from eastwood its like 40 bucks

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    Autozone sells a kit as well. Got a TA so I dont know how well it work. I think it was like 20 bucks when I saw it.

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    Novus kit and wetsanding will do the trick. Your arms will hate you but the lights will like close to new.

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    Thanks for the info. everyone.
    Who sells the Novus kit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigger1166 View Post
    Thanks for the info. everyone.
    Who sells the Novus kit?

    I tried my local Autozone and they never heard of it.Same luck with a few other shops.hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    PMs sent. Heres a hint, check with a few online hot tub/spa depots. They sell the kit to polish the plastic that hot tubs are made with as well.

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    Buffer or lots of elbow grease + rubbing compound = clean and clear lenses unless problem is inside the lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baluchitherium View Post
    I tried my local Autozone and they never heard of it.Same luck with a few other shops.hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    If you dont have any luck, I can check my local Autozone again. If they got it you can Paypal me the money and I will buy it and ship it to you. Just pay for shipping.

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    Here is a link to it online...take the part number to your autozone and see if they can get it...

    http://www.autozone.com/R,NONAPP3169...ductDetail.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandmanWs7 View Post
    Here is a link to it online...take the part number to your autozone and see if they can get it...

    http://www.autozone.com/R,NONAPP3169...ductDetail.htm
    Hey thanks. Through your link, I was able to find the manufacturer, and their web-site with a link for where to buy in my state.

    The link for everyone is...... http://www.permatex.com/home_spot_detail.htm

    http://www.permatex.com/products/aut...ration_Kit.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandmanWs7 View Post
    Here is a link to it online...take the part number to your autozone and see if they can get it...

    http://www.autozone.com/R,NONAPP3169...ductDetail.htm
    You sir are setting the bar up another notch as far as members go on this site!

    Thanks for the offer also,but I think I can get it covered now.

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