E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > Car Care & Detailing

Car Care & Detailing
Get detailing answers and tips here

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-25-2011, 06:29 AM   #1
Flycaster
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Boynton Beach, FL
Posts: 403
My Ride: '05 Z4 2.5, '13 ATS
McGuire's headlight cleaning kit not up to the job.

The headlight lens' needed some cleaning on my 10 year old E46. They really weren't that bad, but they certainly needed to be restored. I did a little reviewing on how to do it, and one recommended apparently "easy way out for a retiree" was using McGuire's headlight cleaning kit. Bought it at Wallymart. Not knowing the difference, I bought the medium strength kit. Well, it did do a relatively acceptable job in clearing up the lens', but no where as good a job as was expected.

I used the pad with my drill and did a lot of buffing with the supplied material, but there were several reasonably sized lines of "ridges" and areas of raised, lightly hazed bumpiness that just wouldn't come out. The ridges and such were not all that bad, and I'm sure that if I had used graded wet sandpaper, all that stuff would have been gone.

So, if it isn't already known (which I'm sure it is on this forum), this kit sucks. Maybe i should have got their heavy duty kit??? But, somehow, I have the feeling that it, too, would not have done as well as wet sanding...
Flycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 11-25-2011, 06:32 AM   #2
330i ZHP
Registered User
 
330i ZHP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 21,728
My Ride: have 5 doors and FI
Send a message via AIM to 330i ZHP Send a message via Yahoo to 330i ZHP
just buy new lens's
330i ZHP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2011, 07:35 AM   #3
Greg@DetailedImage.com
Clean Shine Protect Expert
 
Greg@DetailedImage.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: NY
Posts: 5,960
My Ride: is clean & protected
The Meguiar's Headlight Restoration Kit is meant for light cleanings but the DI Packages Headlight Restoration Advanced Kit may suit you better. If you tried that and it doesn't work incorporate a light wetsanding in to your routine before polishing. Here is a great kit if you want a full restore on the headlights Meguiar's Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit

We also have several articles here about the headlight restoration process using various product combinations - http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...eadlight-care/. After checking out some of these articles and kits let me know if you have any questions.

Greg @ DI
Greg@DetailedImage.com is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use