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Old 11-25-2011, 07:29 AM   #1
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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...
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:32 AM   #2
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:35 AM   #3
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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 - After checking out some of these articles and kits let me know if you have any questions.

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