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Old 08 Jul 2011, 10:40 pm
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Default Dingy Headlight

I have seen products to help cloudy looking headlights, do these do
any good or are the hypE?
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Old 09 Jul 2011, 07:54 am
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"thebigguy" wrote in message
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I have seen products to help cloudy looking headlights, do these do
any good or are the hypE?

I was able to use TurtleWax Headlight Lens Restorer on an 03 Pilot with good
results.

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Old 09 Jul 2011, 08:22 am
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thebigguy <bigjcw1023@gmail.com> wrote in news:bf1fdb46-ff04-4af8-816d-
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> I have seen products to help cloudy looking headlights, do these do
> any good or are the hypE?




They all work, to some degree. From what I've seen, most work very well,
especially the professionally-applied kinds.

The NHTSA's regulations in MVSS-108 require that plastic headlamp lenses be
coated with an anti-abrasive substance. This substance--an epoxy--is what
clouds-up in the presence of UV light (sunlight).
Basically, re-clarification involves removal of the epoxy and the
application of some method of removing the scratches resulting from the
removal process.



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Old 09 Jul 2011, 11:36 am
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"thebigguy" <bigjcw1023@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have seen products to help cloudy looking headlights, do these do
> any good or are the hypE?



I have used Meguire's PlastX. It does work, but the effect doesn't seem to
last very long.



Bob


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Old 09 Jul 2011, 04:21 pm
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"tww1491" <twaugh5@cox.net> wrote in
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>
>
> "thebigguy" wrote in message
> news:bf1fdb46-ff04-4af8-816d-a5fa925ba8fd@hd10g2000vbb.googlegroups.com
> ...
>
> I have seen products to help cloudy looking headlights, do these do
> any good or are the hypE?
>
> I was able to use TurtleWax Headlight Lens Restorer on an 03 Pilot
> with good results.
>
>


I used CrystalView headlight restorer on my Integra GS-R with good
results,but instead of using their polishing sandpapers and compounds,I
used a plastic polish and foam pad on a cordless drill.I guess it depends
on how bad the lenses have degraded. Mine were only clouded,not really
crazed and yellowed. Really bad lenses,I'd just replace with new fixtures.
The reason they do this is that the UV protective coating wears off
eventually,and then the plastic begins to degrade.

The really important part is the sealing liquid provided in the kit,which
is a anti-UV coating that keeps the plastic from glazing soon again.
It lasted me over a year,but then my Integra was stolen,stripped and
torched,so I can't vouch for longer times. Before I used this kit,I used
just the plastic polish and it would only stay clear for a couple of
months,here in sunny Florida.

I bought the CrystalView product at Wal-Mart for $20,but I don't know if
they carry it any more. CV does have their own website.
They now offer headlight restoration in their auto department for $50.

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Old 10 Jul 2011, 05:22 am
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Default Re: Dingy Headlight

3 M Rubbing Compound works like magic. Guaranteed

"thebigguy" <bigjcw1023@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have seen products to help cloudy looking headlights, do these do
> any good or are the hypE?



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Old 10 Jul 2011, 01:38 pm
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"Clete" <mleclair@accesswave.ca> wrote in
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> 3 M Rubbing Compound works like magic. Guaranteed
>
> "thebigguy" <bigjcw1023@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:bf1fdb46-ff04-4af8-816d-a5fa925ba8fd@hd10g2000vbb.googlegroups.com
> ...
>>I have seen products to help cloudy looking headlights, do these do
>> any good or are the hypE?

>
>
>

Mr.Top-poster;
it may polish them clear,but they won't stay clear because there's no anti-
UV coating. my Personal experience.

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Old 10 Jul 2011, 02:15 pm
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It cleans them so easy and it lasts 4 to 5 months.
"Jim Yanik" <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote in message
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> "Clete" <mleclair@accesswave.ca> wrote in
> news:ivbugc$7pc$1@speranza.aioe.org:
>
>> 3 M Rubbing Compound works like magic. Guaranteed
>>
>> "thebigguy" <bigjcw1023@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:bf1fdb46-ff04-4af8-816d-a5fa925ba8fd@hd10g2000vbb.googlegroups.com
>> ...
>>>I have seen products to help cloudy looking headlights, do these do
>>> any good or are the hypE?

>>
>>
>>

> Mr.Top-poster;
> it may polish them clear,but they won't stay clear because there's no
> anti-
> UV coating. my Personal experience.
>
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> jyanik
> at
> localnet
> dot com



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Old 11 Jul 2011, 08:58 am
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"Clete" <mleclair@accesswave.ca> wrote in
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> It cleans them so easy and it lasts 4 to 5 months.
> "Jim Yanik" <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote in message
> news:Xns9F1E951C92A64jyaniklocalnetcom@216.168.3.4 4...
>> "Clete" <mleclair@accesswave.ca> wrote in
>> news:ivbugc$7pc$1@speranza.aioe.org:
>>
>>> 3 M Rubbing Compound works like magic. Guaranteed
>>>
>>> "thebigguy" <bigjcw1023@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:bf1fdb46-ff04-4af8-816d-a5fa925ba8fd@hd10g2000vbb.googlegroups.com
>>> ...
>>>>I have seen products to help cloudy looking headlights, do these do
>>>> any good or are the hypE?
>>>
>>>
>>>

>> Mr.Top-poster;
>> it may polish them clear,but they won't stay clear because there's no
>> anti-
>> UV coating. my Personal experience.
>>
>> --
>> Jim Yanik
>> jyanik
>> at
>> localnet
>> dot com

>
>
>

Mr.Top poster;
and if you use a product that comes with an anti-UV coating,then they last
for years.

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Old 11 Jul 2011, 09:09 am
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Default Re: Dingy Headlight

My point is Mr. Bottom Poster is that there is no product on the
market that I am aware of that works like 3M. You mention "my personal
experience,well you never used or tried 3M have you ? Just tryin to be
a pain in the ass. I was giving the OP a good quick easy and
guaranteed solution to his problem is all. Thanks for your feed back
though.

On Mon, 11 Jul 2011 08:58:25 -0500, Jim Yanik <jyanik@abuse.gov>
wrote:

>"Clete" <mleclair@accesswave.ca> wrote in
>news:ivctnh$l6r$1@speranza.aioe.org:
>
>> It cleans them so easy and it lasts 4 to 5 months.
>> "Jim Yanik" <jyanik@abuse.gov> wrote in message
>> news:Xns9F1E951C92A64jyaniklocalnetcom@216.168.3.4 4...
>>> "Clete" <mleclair@accesswave.ca> wrote in
>>> news:ivbugc$7pc$1@speranza.aioe.org:
>>>
>>>> 3 M Rubbing Compound works like magic. Guaranteed
>>>>
>>>> "thebigguy" <bigjcw1023@gmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:bf1fdb46-ff04-4af8-816d-a5fa925ba8fd@hd10g2000vbb.googlegroups.com
>>>> ...
>>>>>I have seen products to help cloudy looking headlights, do these do
>>>>> any good or are the hypE?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>> Mr.Top-poster;
>>> it may polish them clear,but they won't stay clear because there's no
>>> anti-
>>> UV coating. my Personal experience.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Jim Yanik
>>> jyanik
>>> at
>>> localnet
>>> dot com

>>
>>
>>

>Mr.Top poster;
>and if you use a product that comes with an anti-UV coating,then they last
>for years.

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