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#1 Shufdog

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:38 PM

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!

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After

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Here's what I used

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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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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

wool pad technology eh?

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

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

#4 Shufdog

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

wool pad technology eh?


Exclusive wool pad technology :)

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


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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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:03 PM

I just trade the car in for a new one.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

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.

#7 Shufdog

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

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.


What do you mean by wax, you talking about car wax?

#8 88 Bronco

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:52 PM

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.


Yep.

What do you mean by wax, you talking about car wax?


Without a layer of something to protect the lens, you will need to do this again in a couple of months.

#9 Anybodyhome

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:12 AM

The Meguiars kit is nice, but as 88 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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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:55 AM

Olive oil FTW

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

gasoline and match works everytime

#12 Shufdog

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

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

I'll post all pics. for comparision.

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After buffing

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After sanding and buffing

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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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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:43 PM

My uncle works at Worldpac, so I get new oem headlights for around $15 more than those kits cost. I did my F150 already. Fronts, rears, and door lights.