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mackbishop 10-18-2012 08:10 PM

hazy car headlights
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,what is a good home remedy to clean the haze off of your car's headlights

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Jackofall1 10-18-2012 08:16 PM

Go to Autozone and pick a headlight renew kit, they work wonders


Hammer450R 10-18-2012 08:19 PM

I wetsand them with 2000 grit paper

Maintenance 6 10-19-2012 09:41 AM

Some dupont #7 auto polish and a clean soft rag.

concretemasonry 10-19-2012 12:27 PM

If the haze is from a popped seal and is on the inside, just get a new assembly complete will all new bulbs for about $50.

My 1999 Jimmy SLT had a popped seal got all for about the same amount. Mine had high, low, driving and signals. I had it in when I got an oil change from my mechanic and when he saw the box he installed one unit for no charge because it took about a minute to do.

I felt good until he told me I could bought the same thing 3 blocks down the street without the online freight (regional office with few signs).


Isabell 10-30-2012 10:32 PM

Why don't you visit an auto repair shop? They really can help you out. There is one in my area. Coleman Auto Restoration Systems, I have seen their work its just amazing. I am sure they can treat your headlights too.

polarzak 10-31-2012 06:54 AM


Originally Posted by Hammer450R (Post 1033640)
I wetsand them with 2000 grit paper

Works but for the novice Meguires and Mothers sell a kit for about $20.00

Chokingdogs 10-31-2012 12:08 PM

Here's a fairly detailed write-up from a car forum. It's all pretty standard - getting rid of the haze on the EXTERNAL surface ( like mentioned above, if you have a bad seal and haze is in the inside..... ), just increasingly finer grades of sandpaper.

Where this one goes on a tangent is the use of mineral spirits and spar urethane once finished to seal the surface. It's a losing battle once the plastic starts to "dry-rot", you'll be doing it over ( and over ) again as they'll haze over. I polished the lenses on one of my cars crystal clear, and W/I 6 months the worst of the two started getting bad again, now it's just like it was pre-polish.

Marty1Mc 10-31-2012 02:18 PM

I replace the lens. Try Certi-fit for cheap replacements.

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