Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Do It Yourself > Automotive Repairs

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-07-2013, 08:12 PM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 85
Share |
Default

hazy car headlights


3M rubbing compound has worked the best for me.

streetneons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 08:16 AM   #17
Member
 
r0ckstarr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: SE Texas
Posts: 813
Default

hazy car headlights


I wet sanded mine with 800, 1200, and then 1600 grit sand paper. Next, I went over them with Turtle brand rubbing compound, and then waxed them with Turtle brand wax. This made a dramatic difference on my 1996 model truck. Not long after that, while driving at night, a bird flew into one of my headlights shattering the mounting tabs. I ended up getting a replacement set on eBay for $50.00.

If you get a cheap replacement set on eBay, also pick up a tube of clear silicone from your local parts store. Run a small bead around the seal where the lens meets the housing of the light. Use your finger to smooth the bead similar to how you would do caulking in a bathroom. I found out, by experience, that they don't seal the cheap ones that well. Water leaked into both of mine during the first rain after installing them. I returned them to the seller for another set. The new set also had poor sealing, which was visually obvious upon first inspection. I sealed them with the silicone and haven't had a problem since.
r0ckstarr is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 03:09 PM   #18
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 9
Cool

hazy car headlights


Go to this site: http://www.diychatroom.com/f98/how-r...cons/icon6.gif
spark0fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 04:33 PM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: se
Posts: 1,223
Default

hazy car headlights


Just did a 2003 VW GTI- 5 minutes total. Both lights. No multi-phase , sequentially layered 7 step methods for me.....

Ceramic polish used for Jennaire (or other brands) cooktop ceramic top. Almost good as new (new never happens). Time- % minutes, cost: minimal.
__________________
Alexander Pope: [a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing]
noquacks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 06:23 AM   #20
Member
 
r0ckstarr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: SE Texas
Posts: 813
Default

hazy car headlights


Quote:
Originally Posted by spark0fun View Post
Page not found. Your link is incorrectly copied.

r0ckstarr is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's best for buffing headlights? whfisher Automotive Repairs 16 06-22-2012 10:25 AM
LED headlights billbuilder52 Automotive Repairs 6 05-04-2011 07:59 AM
gmc savanna headlights acglobal Automotive Repairs 1 02-17-2011 05:46 AM
White Hazy Oily Film on Newly Refinished Hardwood Floors Msmtee Flooring 4 06-28-2009 05:42 PM
Hazy dusty look on hardwood floor lleegle Flooring 4 07-26-2008 10:04 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.