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Nov 17, 5:29pm - #329248 
Cleaning the headlights (exterior)

Is there a good way of cleaning the headlights?
My headlights aren't shiny at all. It's like dull now...
The reason is because I was leasing the car and didn't care too much but now I bought it and need to take better care.

I want it to shine again! wink

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Nov 17, 5:47pm - #329249 
you can get plastic polish at any automotive stores.


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Nov 17, 5:47pm - #329250 
car wax will do the trick...

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Nov 17, 5:47pm - #329251 
does it clean the plastic too if I do plastic polish?


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Nov 17, 5:51pm - #329252 
yeah... and get a polish rag too. I wax my Hood and my front end about a couple times a month because I drive a lot.

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Nov 17, 5:52pm - #329253 
polish rag? cloth? somthing like that?
Hm... I'll get it at advanced auto parts today hehehe


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i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
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Nov 17, 5:54pm - #329254 
yeah its a 100% cotton polish rag, it works well

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Nov 17, 5:55pm - #329255 
So I only need to polish? no cleaning?


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Nov 17, 6:46pm - #329256 
use your shirtsleeve and a lot of spit


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Nov 17, 6:47pm - #329257 
use your shirtsleeve and a lot of spit.


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Nov 17, 7:01pm - #329258 
mine r mest up too. if your like me its on the inside. which means you have to take them out and open them up. i plan on doing it one of these days.

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Nov 17, 7:08pm - #329259 
Luckily I think mines on the outside. I've driven a lot and I have 75000 miles already. Bugs, shit, and who knows whatelse is overlapped one another.

I just got polish for the headlights. Hope it works.

What happens if I micro scrub it? then put polish?


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i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
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Nov 17, 7:24pm - #329260 
http://store.bikedepot.net/moplpo.html

You can get this anyway. Works well. thumbsup


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Nov 17, 7:27pm - #329261 
Damn~ that's what I got!
Mothers polish! hehe
But it's a metal polish. The guy at advance auto said that he tried it on his and it works pretty well
Hope it does...


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Nov 17, 7:37pm - #329262 
rice All you need is right here! thumbsup
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https://www.celicahobby.com/gal3/inst_headlightspots happywink

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Nov 17, 7:46pm - #329263 
so there was a how to guide for this!
Thanks I was looking but couldn't find it


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Nov 17, 7:48pm - #329264 
Wait does that mean I have to get the turtle wax cleaner also? What's water film?


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Nov 17, 8:05pm - #329265 
hahahah... that's my car back in the day. Holy cow.

Anyways, you would need turtle wax if your headlights are very dirty and full of water spots. Normally, after each car wash, I just use the plastic polish.


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Nov 17, 8:18pm - #329266 
Well as I stated above it's laid with bugs and shit layer after layer so I guess I have to get the turtle wax... Hm...
I might have one in my garage... I'll have to check


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Nov 17, 10:30pm - #329267 
Originally Posted by tony
hahahah... that's my car back in the day. Holy cow.

Anyways, you would need turtle wax if your headlights are very dirty and full of water spots. Normally, after each car wash, I just use the plastic polish.


way back in the day, car has come along pretty well i would say! lol thumbsup thumbsup


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Nov 18, 8:47am - #329268 
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yup Mothers plastic polish is good stuff.. they kept running out at my local pepboys tongue never in stock till finally i found it grin


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Nov 18, 8:53am - #329269 
The one I got was mag and metal polish. The guys said he put it on his headlights. Is it ok to put that?


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Nov 18, 11:19am - #329270 
i havent washed my car in over a month let alone the headlights. i think they still look fine so ima wait till i get a new paint job grin

but when i do wash them i just use regular soap on the headlights

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Nov 18, 11:22am - #329271 
Well my headlights haven't been cleaned since I've bought the car. And it's been 3 years... frown
But most of the yellow stuff I got today.
It's those bug marks that I can't get rid of right now.
I hate those florida love bugs...

You think it'll go away if I polish it regularly?


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i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
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