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Renault Clio - Headlight restoration

I don't know if anyone with an older car has suffered from the oxidised headlight scenario?
You know where there is a yellowy / slightly green tinged substance that forms over the headlights making them really cloudy??
Well, this had started on this little car, albeit just a little, but, enough to take the look off the car, so I decided to try and do sumthin about it.......
I used a combination of Autosol polish and T cut and a polisher. Applied the products to the headlight and then let the polisher do its thing, keeping the headlights lubricated with a little water here n there then applying more product. Around 20 - 30 mins on each one brought them back to as good as new and clear as a bell

This can also be done by hand but will take a little longer and need some elbow grease thrown into the mix!

You can also, I believe, use wet n dry sandpaper starting at say 800 grit, followed by 1500, 2000 and then 2500/3000 keeping it well lubricated. Wash it off then follow up with a good rubbing compound / polish to finish.......well worth the effort for good vision at night to aid safe driving as well as the look of the car
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Re: Clio MkII Cloudy headlights

Top tip there Jim

I've seen many a people go the wet n dry route with good results!

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Hazy headlights!

Hi all!

I have read all of the posts on here about headlight haziness etc but nothing seems to have worked so far.

My headlights on my Clio have what looks like tiny little scratches, and because there are so many of them they look quite hazy. It's not a cloudy yellow look, but I am presuming dirt etc gets into the tiny scratches which makes them noticeable.

I have tried the following:

Plastx headlight restoration polish - Works till you wash the car or it rains!

T-Cut - Does the same!

A kit I bought from eBay where you use very fine sandpaper and some plastic polish - Worked great until I washed the car then they just re-appeared again!

I know there is an option of buying new headlights but I don't want to do that if they are just going to get the same problem!

I have also changed my lightbulbs to non UV ones just in case!

Any help would be great!
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Re: Hazy headlights!

Metal polish but try it in a small area first to see if its
ok and its going to be hard work, Solvol Autosol
works but again check small area first

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

If you find a fix for your problem please let us know it will help others.
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Re: Hazy headlights!

Is metal polish a little more abrasive than plastic polish? And would it be a permanent solution? I think I have some 'brasso' if that would work?

It seems as though what ever I use works until the lights get wet and then dry again! :S
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