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Old 01-28-2005
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Headlight Film

I want to clean the yellow film off of the headlights of my car. I'm not sure what i should use. I know there are things you can buy in the store, but im wondering if there is anything in particular i should use that will do a good job. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks
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suprisingly that flitz stuff you see on TV did a better job then anything else i tryed on my truck, and i used about 5 different kinds.
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yes these pics are about a year and a half apart but u can Definally tell the difference.
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zach did you have to do a lot of buffing and stuff for that?? id like to get a kit for some of my other cars but im not comfortable with a buffer
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I've used a product called NOVUS before. I don't think I ever tried it on headlights, but it works miracles on our fire truck's warning lights. It can turn a faded sctratched up piece of junk red lens into something that looks new again.
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redneckstone- your before pic looks exactly like my headlights. thanks for the ideas!
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zach did you have to do a lot of buffing and stuff for that?? id like to get a kit for some of my other cars but im not comfortable with a buffer
No bob i just used me good old elbo power no buffer, I have clay bared them and waxed them all the time then i sayed screw this and got the crystal clear new one's for the truck
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suprisingly that flitz stuff you see on TV did a better job then anything else i tryed on my truck, and i used about 5 different kinds.
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yes these pics are about a year and a half apart but u can Definally tell the difference.
wow im gonna have to try that stuff... i mean it gave you new wheels, tires and a bunch of other stuff
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I was waiting for that comment LOL!
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did you try tooth paste? If it works for yellow teeth, why not headlights? lol...
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thats a good idea.... im sure it would work!
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Today we (phil, jenn and i) washed phil and jenns cars. Afterwards phil used this cleaner called "mothers cleaner wax" which also cleans oxidation. Her headlights look ten times better. Before they were all yellow and filmy, but now they are nice and clear.
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3M makes some stuff that works really well, you can find it at just about any auto parts store...
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The cleaner wax seemed to do pretty well, no we just need to wait until Kimberly's car gets out of the shop so we can try it on that.
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cleaner wax wont really take it all off its not a polisher.
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I use Meguiar's "Scratch-X" -- it's an ultrafine compound for removing swirls in clear coat, but it also polishes plastic really nicely. You can get it just about anywhere. It comes in a black squeeze tube about 6" long. Very nice stuff for a variety of uses.
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I use Meguiar's "Scratch-X" -- it's an ultrafine compound for removing swirls in clear coat, but it also polishes plastic really nicely. You can get it just about anywhere. It comes in a black squeeze tube about 6" long. Very nice stuff for a variety of uses.

You just told me what to do with the little bit left in the tube. It wasnt enough to do much with. lol, i'll give it a try aswell. Thanks!
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Where did you buy the Mothers Wax stuff???

for now i've used Chrome polish(it works really good)strange though...
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Where did you buy the Mothers Wax stuff???

for now i've used Chrome polish(it works really good)strange though...
The Mothers Cleaner Wax came in my Mothers Clay Bar kit.
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Yeah I have the meguiars scratch x that I used on my truck after a detail shop left swirl marks every where. I also have the quick detail stuff too. I am dreading the clay barring that I am going to have to do when it warms up lol
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