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My 5-year-old headlight lenses have swirls and scratches on them. A few chips too but nothing major. they're starting to look hazy though, and I was wondering what methods you guys have used to make them nice and clear again.
 

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Axon, there may be a dealer that uses services like that around you. We have a gentleman who comes around about every Tuesday to look at the lot. He charges around 50 bux a set, but the cost in the midwest may be a little higher.

I would maybe find some time to call around and see if there is anyone in your area who does this.

There is also a kit that some auto stores sell that may help you out. I can't remember the exact name of it, but I may be able to find it for you by Tuesday.

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I believe there's some plastic polish stuff, maybe Novus? That takes the yellowy hazed ehadlights and brushes them up to shiny crystal clear... sorry I can't think of the product though
 

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I was told by one of the auto body instructors at school that a fine compund will take care of that nasty headlight haziness. So, I tried it out on one of our customer vehicles once we had it re-assembled, and sure enough, it made the headlights look damn near brand new other than a few scratches that wouldn't come out with the compound. The customer was very pleased that we did that to his lights cuz he didn't know how to get rid of that problem himself. Plus, it makes us look good that we do those extra little things for the customer. So, he got his complete paintjob, got his bumpers painted to match (they were chrome), full detail, and I took care of his headlights.
 

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Fresco, I did that on my Escort and now my lenses are PERMA****ED.

I'm never, ever, ever, going to touch headlight lenses with any kind of sandpaper. I went all the way down to 3,000 grit wet sanding and I still can't get the haziness out with anything. I even used metal polish on a random orbit polisher. no amount of machine polishing or compound is helping after I hit it with 800, 1000, 2000, then 3000 grit paper.
 

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Hey, Axon....

I've got some spare headlamps I may try to do a process on and get back to you. I'll record my findings...I just don't know how long it will take cuz moving to Texas is a BIG move...

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i just bought the bright solutions ill tell you how it goes
 

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great! Let us know!
I've seen it work great, but keep us informed of your experience.

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wow the brightsolutions just did a medium job. I didnt recieve any results like they showed on their website. I would not buy the product again :/ it did a whole lot of nothing
 
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