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S2 Headlight "cleaning"


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As the title says our apologies if it has been asked many times before

Who in Adelaide "cleans" milky headlight glass ? ...and does it actually work ?

OLD Mark

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Metal polish (any soft cutting compound will do) and a cloth bro, you can also buy a UV coating to put on after to stop it coming back so quick, can't remember what it's called now.

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Mothers, the polish company not the energy drink, make a product called "Plastic Polish". The details on the label say "is ideal for headlight covers, taillight lenses etc, etc" They actually make a kit for rejuvenating headlights which has a small buff that attaches to a drill and with this polish will rejuvenate headlights. I got the polish from a local auto parts store, I just checked on Supercheap's website and they list the polish at $21.99

Try that. Regards Craig

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Turtle Wax make a product Called, "Headlight Lens Restore" It does just that, excellent stuff,

Permatex also make a similar product,

Both available from Any Supercheap Auto. :thumbsup:

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I used glassylite. They have a website with a store or u can get it on flea bay. 6 months on it still looks good. Has a nano sealent so don't have to keep polishing.

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Naive as this sounds (go easy I'm OLD)...is the milk/clouding on the inside of the headlight glass or the outside ?

eg ...do you need to remove the headlight assembly to clean the glass ?

Thanks heaps everyone for your advice

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i bought an "invision" headlight restoration kit from repco on the weekend cos me $33 on special. comes with lense cleaner stuff to remove the damaged lense and some UV stuff for after. i saw a demo 12months ago for this brand and they look like brand new lenses after. will do mine this weekend and take pics if anyones interested

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mark the cloudy/milky look is the outer face of the lense thats been damaged by UV rays. the lense is plastic and you can leave them on the car while cleaning. the kit i got says to tape over the edge of the panels around the light to avoid damage to the body

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mark the cloudy/milky look is the outer face of the lense thats been damaged by UV rays. the lense is plastic and you can leave them on the car while cleaning. the kit i got says to tape over the edge of the panels around the light to avoid damage to the body

Brilliant !! ...I now understand it (after being spood fed) lol the info....I put "eyebrows"on my R32, wonder if they would help ?

Thanks again guys

the seriously OLD fella

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and to see if its actualy gone come off b4 u buy... use tooth paste... light shmear... once it goes semi crusty... rub it off

Yep, good ol' limestone powder! :thumbsup:

Toothpastes (not the gel styles) are full of super finely ground (like talc) limestone powder.

Weird stuff, will block a pipe like cement, but flows like water if you put it on the ground; you can't pick it up with a shovel, it just runs off. Doesn't wet; water just beads up and rolls off it.

It's used as a neutral filler in all sorts of things. Biscuits, Toothpaste, it's in everything...:whistling:

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I used glassylite. They have a website with a store or u can get it on flea bay. 6 months on it still looks good. Has a nano sealent so don't have to keep polishing.

Must be 12 months for mine by now - still looking great.

I'd previously tried plenty of other options - toothpaste, brasso, plastx, etc. All of them worked to better or worse degrees. The difference with glassylite seems to be in the UV sealant at the end. The others would work, but the the discoloration/yellowing would re-appear. With glassylite, it isn't yet *knock on wood*

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