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I bought a turtle wax headlight resto. kit the other day. Gonna give it a shot when it warms up next week!
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I bought a turtle wax headlight resto. kit the other day. Gonna give it a shot when it warms up next week!
...just use some dollar store toothpaste with baking soda....it works for MOST headlights and is extremely cheap and easy
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I saw the videos on Youtube and thought it was a hoax for sure. But then I bought some of the Crest whitening toothpaste, and used is on each headlight and after rinsing off the lights, I was amazed they were clear. I understand this is only temporary and will need to be done again, but I am still shocked it worked.
You can also put a coat of Auto Polish on there... make it last longer.
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I bought a turtle wax headlight resto. kit the other day. Gonna give it a shot when it warms up next week!
that turtle wax kit is pretty good. I would recommend it.
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I've tried several of the kits, as well as the blue stuff with 2000g sandpaper, and it lasted for about a year each time...Now the headlights are back to being foggy, and it may be worse than it was before.
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I always just used 800 grit wetsanded then move up to 2000 grit wetsanding and then using plastic restoring and then onto rubbing compound. Still under $10
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Not bad at all... I use Megs heavy duty headlight restoration kit which is more expensive, but needs some sanding. Will try this product soon and hope to get the same result.
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Cool

Where did you get it, and how much?
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rubbing compound and a high speed buffer is still king.
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Do you mean Rubbing Compound or Polishing Compound? Both are commonly available at many stores. Rubbing compound would be very course compared to the polishing compound.
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Do you mean Rubbing Compound or Polishing Compound? Both are commonly available at many stores. Rubbing compound would be very course compared to the polishing compound.
rubbing.

specifically the 3M from Wal-Mart.

never seen polishing compound...


I could imagine rubbing than polishing might be real good.
the 3m headlight restoration kit finishes off with rubbing compound.

the lights look factory new (or friggin close to it) in my experience.
some people make the mistake of spraying clear-coat and other crap that makes them look horrible.
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oh and rubbing compound makes tail-lights look great also.

here is my focus I sold. they were cloudy before I started, like the fog lights, that I didn't do.

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You can find both in cans like this at many Auto Parts stores and more....


Here's some examples..in this case Turtle wax....
Polishing compound



And the same manufacturer for rubbing compound



Like i said the polishing Compound will be a finer abrasive than Rubbing compound. It might not cut heavy oxidation as fast as the rubbing compound.

If the Rubbing compound works for you, I'd be curious to see if following it with polishing compound makes it look even better.

I'll be experimenting with Polishing compound on my original MSRT8 headlights which have developed a case of the creeping crud...aka oxidation on them.

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Are you using the liquid stuff?
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Yea it's liquid-ish. Definitely not a paste. I've tried wax. Seemed to do a whole lot of nothing.

When I did my concorde I needed some 1500 & 2000 grit wet sanding paper to get some crusty coating off.
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