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I've seen these things advertised and thought "what the hell, I'll try it". I really didn't expect it to really work but I was somewhat pleased with the outcome!

Before

[img]http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd383/shufdog/headlightbefore_zps1116d693.jpg[/img]


After

[img]http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd383/shufdog/headlightafter_zps0d5931a8.jpg[/img]


Here's what I used

[img]http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd383/shufdog/headlightkit_zpsa3521d53.jpg[/img]


The kit came with sanding pads for really bad cases, I'm thinking about trying them and see how it works but I'm afraid I might mess them up. If I try those out I'll post the pics. if there's any diffrence.

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wool pad technology eh?

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I used toothpaste with an old toothbrush on my '95 Jeep. Worked great.

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[quote name='mmmbeans' timestamp='1359233078' post='2115418']
wool pad technology eh?
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[b]Exclusive[/b] wool pad technology :)

[quote name='nc_biscuit' timestamp='1359233640' post='2115425']
I used toothpaste with an old toothbrush on my '95 Jeep. Worked great.
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I tried toothpast one time before and i didn't have very good results but I just rubbed it on by hand. It smelled good though!

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I just trade the car in for a new one.

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Any type of compound will work.

A lot cheaper too.

Make sure that you wax the lights now, don't leave them without any protection or it will happen again, very soon.

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[quote name='thefuzz' timestamp='1359234676' post='2115438']
Any type of compound will work.

A lot cheaper too.

Make sure that you wax the lights now, don't leave them without any protection or it will happen again, very soon.
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What do you mean by wax, you talking about car wax?

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[quote name='thefuzz' timestamp='1359234676' post='2115438']
Any type of compound will work.

A lot cheaper too.

Make sure that you wax the lights now, don't leave them without any protection or it will happen again, very soon.
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Yep.

[quote name='Shufdog' timestamp='1359235019' post='2115441']
What do you mean by wax, you talking about car wax?
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Without a layer of something to protect the lens, you will need to do this again in a couple of months.

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The Meguiars kit is nice, but as [b]88[/b] stated, you'll be right back at it if you don't put something on it. The cover lenses are even worse than the headlights themselves- they don't stay clear long at all.

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Olive oil FTW

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gasoline and match works everytime

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OK... I used the "sand paper pads" on them today and it worked out quite well!!

I'll post all pics. for comparision.

Before

[img]http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd383/shufdog/headlightbefore_zps1116d693.jpg[/img]

After buffing

[img]http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd383/shufdog/headlightafter_zps0d5931a8.jpg[/img]

After sanding and buffing

[img]http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd383/shufdog/headlight3_zpsdcf841d0.jpg[/img]

Per advice, I applied wax to the lenses afterwards. We'll see how it goes from here! :thumbsu:

BTW... I haven't driven at night yet, so I can't comment on the diffrence in lighting yet.

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