Recommendation on cleaning hearlight lenses?

TransAmDan

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Aunties has a Hyundai i20 the light lenses are getting a little yellow one side is worse that the other. They feel like plastic.

Anyone tried cleaning plastic light lenses? did it work? what did you use?
 

Stephen CA

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Someone once told Kay to use toothpaste to clean the headlights on her old Astra. Apparently it works.
 

saleen 192

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saleen 192

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If its anything like the camaro it will never get done lol....
 

TransAmDan

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If its anything like the camaro it will never get done lol....
Its aunties car she wants it fixed this weekend.
It alsmost look like spray lacquer was used and or not totally covering the light. Possible front end repair and possible overspray, not sure if that is causing the yellowing.
Watcinhg some videos of lens cleaning., like that last one you send Darren, how shows exactally what I'm seeing, its cheap chiness rubbish, not coated very well. This was at 2:06 in your last video.
 

saleen 192

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still dont beleave you will sort aunties car you been saying you will sort camaro out lol :p :p :p :p :p :p


yes saw that bit about laquor on lense if that is the case you will sort it very easy hopefully but wen is the big question lol,,,,,,,
 

Will

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I just used this on my CRV headlights and it worked quite well. These kits were £25 online but Halfords seem to have just put the price up! It comes with a bottle of polish/cleaner, two abrasive pads and a can of the protective lacquer. Didn't take too long and has made a considerable difference. Before and after pictures below...


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TransAmDan

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Wow that made a huge difference Will. thanks for the info.
 
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saleen 192

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well did you get the lights sorted?????????????????????????????????
 

TransAmDan

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Just been giving that a go. Only done one headlight as the other seemed fine. It was mainly along the top of the light so concentrated on that. I got the kit that had a sanding disk and pads that go on a drill. Started on 800 grit, then 1200 then 2000 using water too. Then polishing compound with the woolen pad on the drill. Dried off, looks very good, the bit I was focusing on looks great. However the bit that looked okay before now shows up worse than the bit I aimed for. No photos though. Applied the UV protection and wow, the whole thing looks like new. Very impressed.
 

saleen 192

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you know the rules lol,
 
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