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Old 01-21-2018, 04:44 PM   #1
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cleaning headlights

My headlights have marks on them which won't come off with claying. Any idea what's caused them and how to get rid of them. See photo
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Old 01-21-2018, 04:49 PM   #2
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What if you had a shop treat them like they would treat paint that needed correction. I canít recommend what lotions and potions to use but I bet a buffer could take care of that in 5 minutes with the right pad and compound.


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Old 01-21-2018, 05:55 PM   #3
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Try PlastX by McGuires.
Sold at Walmart.
You can try by hand with a micro fiber pad. Blue or white at Walmart.
If you have a buffer can also use.
Works well in the black B pillar trim.

Do a small test area.

Then I suggest Laminex headlight film.
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Possibly rock stone chips?
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Old 01-22-2018, 03:55 PM   #5
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Possibly rock stone chips?
Close; that's basically the same effect as being sandblasted, but the good news is there are many products on the market to correct it. I've used the 3M kit (power drill required) on my old car, with fantastic results.
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Old 01-26-2018, 05:58 PM   #6
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Close; that's basically the same effect as being sandblasted, but the good news is there are many products on the market to correct it. I've used the 3M kit (power drill required) on my old car, with fantastic results.


Wet sanding it down and compounding and polishing will make them brand new, i had the same problem with mu mk7 GTI around 50,000 miles


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