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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 23rd June 2010
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Re: Hazy headlights!

I would give it a go in a small place first, theirs
no reason why if you manage to polish the scratches out they should come back but if they are to deep
the only way out is new lights.

Who would design a vehicle that falls over when you stop?

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Re: Hazy headlights!

I had the foggy headlights issue on my Lag 1 Phase 2 (with the plastic headlamp lenses) and followed this guide, although I didn't have any G10 so used Autosol followed by some Turtlewax Glass polish. It takes a few hours, and at first you will think "oh s**t", but the end result was very good.
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Re: Hazy headlights!

I was in the states a few weeks back and saw this advertised if its any good

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Re: Hazy headlights!

Thanks for the suggestions so far!

I have some of that PlastX polish stuff and it's very good! Minimal effort and works great, but as soon as the lights get wet and then dry the scratches are back again! I haven't seen the full kit though which is in those videos so I might give that a go!

If that doesn't work then I guess i will have to resort to sand paper! The last kit I had had some very fine sand paper and it got rid of the larger scratches really well, but the hazy smaller scratches still remained!

Is the general idea though to basically rub away the top layer until the surface is flat?!
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Re: Clio MkII Cloudy headlights

Hi Jim,

I am going to try the elbow grease / wet and dry route to clean my headlights. Well I say going to - I bought some 1200 grade as I misread your post and had a go, and I have actually gone and made it slightly worse.
So I am going to buy some more grades of wet and dry and have a go from scratch (pardon the pun!)
Can I just ask what you mean by rubbing compound? What is the best stuff to buy?
Thanks in advance

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