Is it worth changing headlight lense cover for mercedes w211?

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Hi All,
My car is mercedes e class w211,
My car headlight lense are not in great condition.
I was thinking to change them( not by myself)
Im going to pay someone around £80 for the job.

And both lenses cover cost around £40.

Is worth changing them?
Any advice would be much appreciated.
Thanks.
 

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Hi All,
My car is mercedes e class w211,
My car headlight lense are not in great condition.
I was thinking to change them( not by myself)
Im going to pay someone around £80 for the job.

And both lenses cover cost around £40.

Is worth changing them?
Any advice would be much appreciated.
Thanks.
Just clean them.
 
I have 2 different products, but no luck,
It looks like needs to be clean from inside.
What products did you use?

Very odd that lights should get dirty or coated "inside."
 
To change the lens covers is bumper off job. Then you would have to bake the lamps in the oven at 85 degrees for 10-15 minutes to split the lens from the lamp body. Then reseal and bake again, can't see anyone doing it for £80.00

I have done this to fit projector units in my headlamps, pretty time consuming.
 
Hi mate, try cleaning the lenses with very fine grade wet and dry and soapy water, they should come up a treat.
I did this on my father’s Polo head light lenses. Just keep the wet and dry paper wet.
 
To change the lens covers is bumper off job. Then you would have to bake the lamps in the oven at 85 degrees for 10-15 minutes to split the lens from the lamp body. Then reseal and bake again, can't see anyone doing it for £80.00

I have done this to fit projector units in my headlamps, pretty time consuming.

The guy told me is a 2 hours job,
He charge £40/ hour for any kind of job.
 
What products did you use?

Very odd that lights should get dirty or coated "inside."
I have used these 2,
*K2 Pro Lamp doctor

*Turtle Wax Headlights Restorer Wax.

Maybe I need to try bit expensive ones from amazon.
 
I also would be surprised at 2 hours for this job.

If, after sanding with wet and dry, even as coarse as 600 grit (but preferably go a bit finer) you can give two or three light coats with a 2K clear coat from aerosol. Amazon sell such things for around £20.
The clear coat fills the fine scratches and leaves it looking clear and also acts as a UV protector.

This is totally DIY, but I would recommend taking the bumper off and headlights away from the car so you can spray them up with zero risk of overspray. Mask up the body of the headlight before spraying.
 
The usual method I've heard of people using is toothpaste , and an electric toothbrush ; worth trying on a small area .
 

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