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Re: Headlight plastic

Originally Posted by JPWK View Post
I have now polished the plastic with toothpaste, it has done a good job, and did not take very long, about 20 minutes each side.
I am thinking of sealing the finish with 'Johnsons' 'Klear' liquid, this is usually sold for use on kitchen floors, but is used by myself and other model makers to obtain an extra clear finish on the clear plastic cockpit canopies of plastic model aircraft.
Has anyone else tried this on a car?
Thanks again for all the advice.
Firstly getting a laquer to adhere to the headlight lens may be the challenge - then it will need to be UV resistant from both inside and out - then there's the heat problem. The canopies on a model aircraft won't need to take the same abuse (regarding sunlight degredation - road salt, etc, as a headlight lense.
If properly buffed up the headlight lense should stay clear for a few years at least.
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