Dull headlight lenses

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by DanSL, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. DanSL

    DanSL Member

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    My dad has a 2001 E-Class and headlight lenses are really dull; doe's anybody know a trick to brighten them up?:dk:
     
  2. CKLclive

    CKLclive Banned

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    polish them with 3m fast cut plus compound they will come back like new
     
  3. Mobb

    Mobb Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Really? I thought it was a process involving sanding, plastx and buffing..

    Recently got some 3M products including Fast cut+ if I can use it on its own(?) simply to restore the headlights clarity, Ill do it tomorrow.
     
  4. jaymanek

    jaymanek Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

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    It does work! Can take some time though,.
     
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  5. Usuf_x

    Usuf_x Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    don't forget to post the before and after pics.... im really tempted to having a go at this but don't have a machine so will need plenty of elbow grease
     
  6. donubenz

    donubenz Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Some forums suggest that the plastic has a hard outer layer and any abrasive compound will damage it. Try
    ZYMOL SCREEN CLEAN KIT

    But I am sure it won't be cheap!
    Don
     
  7. Mobb

    Mobb Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Done my lights today.. Tried to do it with the 3M Rotary.. but the pads were just too big so stopped.. Need the 4" ones.. Did It by hand.. They came up much better than they were..

    Sorry no before and after pictures as it was a horrible day and didn't get to wash the car and do what I wanted anyway..
     

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