Headlights...Finally!

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Alex225, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. Alex225

    Alex225 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    As it's been nice and sunny, I thought I'd finally get my headlights sorted out again.

    I sorted them out when I first got the car but over the last 18-24 months they have tarnished again leaving it looking like this...

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    To be honest, not terrible but considering the car is in such good condition otherwise it would be a shame to leave them. So I grabbed the two stage Meguiars kit I used before. It basically consists of a cleaner which claims to remove oxidation but effectively just gives a clean surface for the coating.

    So a quick wipe over with this

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    Quick bit of masking up to minimise overspray and applied a thin layer of the coating. Rolled the car out into the sunshine afterwards and looks a hell of a lot better. Not 100% but you can see the results.

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    That should last another 12 months or so and still plenty of the coating left in the can for next time. :)
     
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  2. Dizz

    Dizz Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I had some success with the Meguiars one step cleaner on the wife’s Honda (took a lot more effort though!)
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  3. Bobby Dazzler

    Bobby Dazzler MB Club Veteran

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    I read somewhere on the Interweb that wiping cloudy headlamps with a cloth or kitchen towel with WD40 on it has the same effect. Never tried it though.
     
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  4. Dizz

    Dizz Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I don’t know about WD40 but I did read that using toothpaste works on headlights ...it didn’t, don’t believe everything you read on the internet
     
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    WD40 is just an illusion. It's just "wetting" them.

    Toothpaste is a mild abrasive, like a cutting compound.
     
  7. Dizz

    Dizz Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I think that’s the problem, it’s just too mild to make a difference on badly oxidised/fogged lights.
     
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    Alex225 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yeah toothpaste has a slight abrasiveness to it so may shine them a little.

    I did try the other Meguiars kit that has sand paper, will polishing drill bit etc. It helped a bit but the coating is a lot quicker but maybe less permanent.
     

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