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Weathered/Hazed Over Plastic Headlights ?
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Posted 1/12/2007 11:23 AM
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Weathered/Hazed Over Plastic Headlights ?

While not MB lights, the same could be done for them. These were on my son's '96 Honda Civic. Took about 10 minutes on each side. I was quite amazed.



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Posted 1/12/2007 12:37 PM
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RE: Weathered/Hazed Over Plastic Headlights ?

I used Meguiar's Plastix for my M Class. Worked like a charm though I need to spend a little more  time on them to make them better.
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Posted 1/22/2007 8:50 AM
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RE: Weathered/Hazed Over Plastic Headlights ?

DUTCH. What product did you use? Meguiar's Plastix? How about Crest toothpaste - fine abrasive? I haven't tried it on my headlight covers but I have used it on my watch "crystal" (plastic) numerous times over the years after a jeweler recommended it and it works great for taking out small scratches and making it nice and clear again.

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RE: Weathered/Hazed Over Plastic Headlights ?

ABenzGuy - 1/22/2007 8:50 AM

DUTCH. What product did you use? Meguiar's Plastix? How about Crest toothpaste - fine abrasive? I haven't tried it on my headlight covers but I have used it on my watch "crystal" (plastic) numerous times over the years after a jeweler recommended it and it works great for taking out small scratches and making it nice and clear again.


I used the Plastic restore Kit from these folks:

http://www.janvil.net/default.asp

Follow their directions and start with 1000-1500 grit wet sandpaper. Then use their products. It took a total of less than 10 minutes on each headlamp. I was very much amazed at how well it worked!
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Re: Weathered/Hazed Over Plastic Headlights ?

Dutch, thank you. The wife's '97 C280 lights definitely need work!
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Posted 1/23/2007 5:08 PM
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Re: Weathered/Hazed Over Plastic Headlights ?

You can use Meguiar's Plastx the same way. You wet sand your defect/Weathered area, then apply Meguiar's Plastx.
http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5185

BTW..... If plastic is not heavily weathered. Its not necessary to wet sand before, applying your plastic cleaner.

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Posted 1/27/2007 7:49 PM
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RE: Weathered/Hazed Over Plastic Headlights ?

I would try the PlastX first before wetsanding. 9 times out of 10, PlastX is all you need.
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RE: Weathered/Hazed Over Plastic Headlights ?

Update...... Now in addition to PlastX. There's now a Meguiar's Headlight & Clear Plastic Restoration Kit.

 

http://meguiarsdirect.com/detail/MEG+G1900
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Re: Weathered/Hazed Over Plastic Headlights ?

PlastX works great. Thank you for the suggestion.
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