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  1. Joderest

    Joderest Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Not sure if correct part of forum, but here goes.
    Headlights on ML are not as new as they should be, meaning a bit scratched and dull. I have ordered a headlight cleaning kit to try and sort them out. I am quite handy with things, but have never tried this, my question is..... is it possible to go to far with the kits ending up with a ruined headlight ?
    I know that using a cordless drill will help prevent burning of the plastic (lower rpm).
    Next bit is, whats the best way to protect them after cleaning ?
    Clear spray ?
    Or the wipe on UV protection supplied.

    Thanks
     
  2. bob6600

    bob6600 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    UV protection should do the job however clear lacquer may last longer
     
  3. Delta6a

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    Just take your time mate, if I can do it without an issue you’ll be fine, unless your the hulk
     
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    The new Meguiars headlight restoration kits include a sealing clear lacquer spray.
    As above, use a cordless drill, keep the lens damp, don't press too hard on the polishing pad and it will be fine.
    Here's a before and after with the Megs kit.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    Top job Rog
     
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    E63AMG Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Did mine a few years ago & the results were unreal. Follow the instructions to the letter & don’t worry half way through when you think you’ve made them worse. All of a sudden they come up like new & you can’t wait to start on the next one.

    You’ll be amazed when you go out in the dark & can actually see again as well!

    Nige.
     
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    Joderest

    Joderest Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks, just the sort of replies i was looking for.
    Great people
     

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