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Old 11-06-2008, 01:41 PM   #1
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Cleaing OEM Fogs light Cover

Whats a good OTC product i can buy that will clean faded plastic. I know their are many products out but alot of those harm different types of plastics.. -thanks in advance

Oh i would like to try something other then sand paper..if its possible
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:52 PM   #2
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I have cleaned a few headlights (not BMW) and I don't think there's anything other than sandpaper (or steel wool or other abrasive) that's going to fix the problem. The issue is that the layer on top (whether it's the plastic or protective substance) has turned white, it's got to be removed. I haven't seen anything that will "turn it clear again".

Besides, it's a fog light - shouldn't be hard at all to clean it up with sandpaper.

FWIW, I started with fairly rough paper (200 grit, IIRC) and worked my way down to 1500. The results were OK - not quite as sharp as a new headlight, but a lot cheaper.
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