Headlight cleaning

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Headlight cleaning

Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:46 pm

I've just pulled the trigger on a 4.6, and I know the headlights will bug me until they are sorted.
What's the best method of getting rid of the cloudy finish, is it wet and dry and then a polish, or is there a better method out there, ( pics would be good ).
Or of course I could just change the complete units, if so, which are the ones to go for.
Another thing I might be tempted to do is add the side steps, but I'm not sure about this, I might live with it as it is for a while and see if it grows on me without them, but if I don't is this an easy enough job to do, and if so, what parts do I need.
That's it for now, but I'm sure it won't be the last question I'll be asking
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Re: Headlight cleaning

Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:15 pm

The kits including the wet and dry are meant to be quite good !

Im guessing its the silver 4.6 in Bath ? ;)
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Re: Headlight cleaning

Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:34 pm

How did you know, :o :o :o :D :D
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Re: Headlight cleaning

Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:45 pm

I was messaging the guy but it didn't tick all the boxes for me - looks a good package though !
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Re: Headlight cleaning

Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:52 pm

I finally got to view and test drive today, what I was not aware of was that it's also had the timing chain done as well.
Needs a few bits done, but what car of this age doesn't
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Re: Headlight cleaning

Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:47 am

I had great results on my Mazda MX-5 with this stuff from Halfords.

https://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-c ... s-plast-rx

I wiped the headlamps first, although you should really wash them but I was only planning a quick test, masked the surrounding paint and then used a microfibre pad and water spray. Final polish with a micro fibre cloth and they’re still good 3 months later. No machine and about 10 mins per side.

Only thing with the Mazda is the lights are recessed into the body slightly so the top edges are still iffy but yo7 don’t notice unless you’re right on top of it.
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Re: Headlight cleaning

Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:49 am

Ive used the 3M restoration kit on three cars all with excellent results, you do however need a good drill/ driver. Available on the bay....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3M-Headlight ... ctupt=true
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Re: Headlight cleaning

Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:22 am

Paulpen wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:45 pm
I was messaging the guy but it didn't tick all the boxes for me - looks a good package though !
Interested to know why it didn't tick all the boxes for you.
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Re: Headlight cleaning

Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:48 am

Send me a message to save clogging up the topic :)
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Re: Headlight cleaning

Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:24 pm

You have a PM

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