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So my headlights have gotten very 'foggy'. To the point to where at night it distorts the beam.

I bought some 'Headlight Restorer' from NAPA (can't find the link), well, that did not work. ???

Then I went to Wally-World where they have a similar kit, that didn't work either. ???

They both work on my truck and my fiance's car though.

Any recommendations?

Can someone explain to me why this happens please. My bike is kept in my shop and I think I've only been caught in the rain maybe 3 times for less than an hour at tops.
 

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PlastX works great. If they've oxidized on the inside also, bake your headlights (200* for about 10 minutes), pull them apart, and do the insides also.

I always use a microfiber towel to apply the stuff. (i've done a few headlights). If it's really, really bad, you might need some 2000+ grit sand paper.
 

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PlastX works great. If they've oxidized on the inside also, bake your headlights (200* for about 10 minutes), pull them apart, and do the insides also.

I always use a microfiber towel to apply the stuff. (i've done a few headlights). If it's really, really bad, you might need some 2000+ grit sand paper.
I did bake 'em. That's how I applied the other two kits.

I bought some finish restorer (metal polish), it has helped a little. We'll see tomorrow, I need to head to work in about 4 hours so I need to get everything thrown back together.
 

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most of the polishing kits take SEVERAL applications. don't give up. they will eventually look
way better. just did this on the outside of my corollas headlamps.
 

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It says "SV" on your signature. The round headlight isn't plastic (at least on first gens). Put a couple of tablespoons of playground sand in the headlight, a bit of water, and shake around for a while. I'm assuming that the headlight is dirty on the inside.
 

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PlastX works great.... If it's really, really bad, you might need some 2000+ grit sand paper.
+1

I use PlastX and on my car I've done the 1500 then 2000 grit wet sanding. Then a nice buff with a rubbing compound, finally plastX. Looks great on every car I've done.
Super easy to.

If it's inside the light?... Don't know
 

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+1

I use PlastX and on my car I've done the 1500 then 2000 grit wet sanding. Then a nice buff with a rubbing compound, finally plastX. Looks great on every car I've done.
Super easy to.

If it's inside the light?... Don't know
If it's inside, bake it apart and do the same thing :)
 

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I did bake 'em. That's how I applied the other two kits.

I bought some finish restorer (metal polish), it has helped a little. We'll see tomorrow, I need to head to work in about 4 hours so I need to get everything thrown back together.
Apparently no one bothered to read all the posts. :eek:

It's clearer now, not perfect but it will do.
 

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I've just used whatever polishing compound I had laying around. There are two grades of polishing compound. I used both. I was quite happy with the results. My only concern is that this will happen again and again because supposedly new headlights come with a uv coating that prevents oxidation, but it wears off over time and of course polishing it takes it completely off.
 
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