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Cleaning the headlights (exterior) #329248 Nov 17, 4:29pm Nov 17, 4:29pm
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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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Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: skym] #329249 Nov 17, 4:47pm Nov 17, 4:47pm
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you can get plastic polish at any automotive stores.


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Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: skym] #329250 Nov 17, 4:47pm Nov 17, 4:47pm
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car wax will do the trick...

Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: tony] #329251 Nov 17, 4:47pm Nov 17, 4:47pm
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does it clean the plastic too if I do plastic 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....
Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: skym] #329252 Nov 17, 4:51pm Nov 17, 4:51pm
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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.

Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: RookieGTS] #329253 Nov 17, 4:52pm Nov 17, 4:52pm
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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....
Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: skym] #329254 Nov 17, 4:54pm Nov 17, 4:54pm
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yeah its a 100% cotton polish rag, it works well

Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: RookieGTS] #329255 Nov 17, 4:55pm Nov 17, 4:55pm
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So I only need to polish? no cleaning?


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Originally posted by tido:
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....
Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: skym] #329256 Nov 17, 5:46pm Nov 17, 5:46pm
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use your shirtsleeve and a lot of spit


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Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: skym] #329257 Nov 17, 5:47pm Nov 17, 5:47pm
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use your shirtsleeve and a lot of spit.


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Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: FastCelicaGT22] #329258 Nov 17, 6:01pm Nov 17, 6:01pm
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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.

Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: GTQuentin] #329259 Nov 17, 6:08pm Nov 17, 6:08pm
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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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Originally posted by tido:
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....
Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: skym] #329260 Nov 17, 6:24pm Nov 17, 6:24pm
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http://store.bikedepot.net/moplpo.html

You can get this anyway. Works well. thumbsup


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Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: tony] #329261 Nov 17, 6:27pm Nov 17, 6:27pm
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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...


Quote:
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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....
Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: skym] #329262 Nov 17, 6:37pm Nov 17, 6:37pm
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Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: morris] #329263 Nov 17, 6:46pm Nov 17, 6:46pm
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so there was a how to guide for this!
Thanks I was looking but couldn't find it


Quote:
Originally posted by tido:
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....
Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: skym] #329264 Nov 17, 6:48pm Nov 17, 6:48pm
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Wait does that mean I have to get the turtle wax cleaner also? What's water film?


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Originally posted by tido:
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....
Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: skym] #329265 Nov 17, 7:05pm Nov 17, 7:05pm
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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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Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: tony] #329266 Nov 17, 7:18pm Nov 17, 7:18pm
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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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Originally posted by tido:
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....
Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: tony] #329267 Nov 17, 9:30pm Nov 17, 9:30pm
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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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Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: bmw52786] #329268 Nov 18, 7:47am Nov 18, 7:47am
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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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Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: Erick] #329269 Nov 18, 7:53am Nov 18, 7:53am
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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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Originally posted by tido:
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....
Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: skym] #329270 Nov 18, 10:19am Nov 18, 10:19am
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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

Re: Cleaning the headlights (exterior) [Re: ghostingcelica] #329271 Nov 18, 10:22am Nov 18, 10:22am
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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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Originally posted by tido:
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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