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Old 07-11-2008, 04:19 AM   #1
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DIY to restore head light covers?

I know I saw a DIY on how to restore those faded cloudy headlight covers some where. I cannot even remember if it was this forum, but I cannot find it now when I search. I just remember it involved using a kit with several different sand paper grits. I'm going to have my off next week and just want to make them clear as possible, they are very clear now, not cloudy but they have little specs on them, so the kit may even be over kill.

Does any one have a link to the kit/DIY on this, or a recommendation to clean them? Thanks in advance
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Old 07-11-2008, 04:23 AM   #2
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for cleaning the covers i would recommend getting some polish like Menzerna Intensive Polish and a Micro fibre cloth and just buff away, this should remove any light scratches and some of the cloudyness
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Old 07-11-2008, 04:46 AM   #3
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I rescued my fathers headlights from the scrapyard with a chrome polish and after that i finished it with BMW's polish for the plastic Z3 Roadster rear window. Came out great and it was only about 10 to 15 minutes of work and i tell you theese headligt covers was fu**ed up because he has tried to clean them up with one of those insect removing spunges. Only ending up with more scratches and plastic so cloudy that you almost couldn't see the lights behind the cover.

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Old 07-11-2008, 04:48 AM   #4
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Maybe this?
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:15 AM   #5
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Maybe this?
that wasn't it but nice DIY thanks for post.
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:15 PM   #6
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Well i dont know if it works but dad told me to brush it with toothpaste? =/ im guna try it now lol
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:49 PM   #7
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Mothers Mag and Wheel polish or a similar chrome/wheel polish will work well. I used it to remove a large scuff from a tree limb from one of my headlights and with a lot of heaving rubbing it all but came out completely. Afterwords some of you may want to follow up with a finer plastic polish but I've never needed to.
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:50 PM   #8
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Its at: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...headlight+lens
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Old 10-28-2009, 12:34 PM   #9
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bumping an old, but good, thread!

Nice write-up.
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