December 8, 2006my passenger side headllight is light yellow, it used to be a lot darker but ive managed to lighten it up a little. ive used 2000 grit sandpaper and a buffer, and ive used this stuff i found at walmart, both of which helped, but it still looks kinda dingy, any body got any other ideas?
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December 8, 2006Is it on the inside or outside of the lens? If outside the best you can do is use something a little stronger to get the material off before polishing it. Perhaps some OO steel wool and then polish. There are also some companies that sell a specific kit for polishing the lens for about $30.00.
December 9, 2006yeah its on the outside, i tried one of those kits, only about $10 here, it worked but didnt remove all of it. guess i could just keep using it
December 9, 2006I used every kit I could find and nothing completely removed it.
December 20, 2006I sanded mine too but I started with 800 then 1500 then 2000. would have been better if I had taken the lenses out to do this.
December 20, 2006I bought the same kit from walmart (in a silver baggie). It removed the yellowish tint to the lens but now I basically have fine scratches on the lens. Everyone I have talked to about it said the products will pretty much remove the yellow tint but wont restore it to brand new clarity. Everybody told me to pretty much just buy a new headlight unit if I am that concerned about it. If anyone knows any other tricks I would love to hear them too.
December 20, 2006the best thing i have found is mother's aluminum polish, worked great on mine. learned it from a used car lot
December 20, 2006seen the same thing on Mothers car show series where they used metal polish then plastic cleaner to get the yellowing and the white hazy look out.
December 22, 2006Ive heard to put a little turtle wax on it and buff it out really good...but ive never tried it
December 22, 2006Mirror Glaze makes a product that we use on our overhead light bars. Works pretty good. I've used mothers aluminum polish before also.
March 18, 2007Use Meguire's Plast-X plastic polish, it works great!!!!