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skym Nov 18, 12:29am - #329248 
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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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tony Nov 18, 12:47am - #329249 

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you can get plastic polish at any automotive stores.

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car wax will do the trick...
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skym Nov 18, 12:47am - #329251 
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does it clean the plastic too if I do plastic polish?

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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.
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skym Nov 18, 12:52am - #329253 
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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....
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RookieGTS Nov 18, 12:54am - #329254 

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yeah its a 100% cotton polish rag, it works well
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skym Nov 18, 12:55am - #329255 
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So I only need to polish? no cleaning?

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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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FastCelicaGT22 Nov 18, 1:46am - #329256 

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use your shirtsleeve and a lot of spit

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FastCelicaGT22 Nov 18, 1:47am - #329257 

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use your shirtsleeve and a lot of spit.

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GTQuentin Nov 18, 2:01am - #329258 

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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.
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skym Nov 18, 2:08am - #329259 
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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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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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tony Nov 18, 2:24am - #329260 

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http://store.bikedepot.net/moplpo.html

You can get this anyway. Works well. thumbsup

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skym Nov 18, 2:27am - #329261 
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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...

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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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morris Nov 18, 2:37am - #329262 
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skym Nov 18, 2:46am - #329263 
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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....
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skym Nov 18, 2:48am - #329264 
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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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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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tony Nov 18, 3:05am - #329265 

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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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skym Nov 18, 3:18am - #329266 
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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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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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bmw52786 Nov 18, 5:30am - #329267 

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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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Erick Nov 18, 3:47pm - #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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skym Nov 18, 3:53pm - #329269 
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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....
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ghostingcelica Nov 18, 6:19pm - #329270 
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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
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skym Nov 18, 6:22pm - #329271 
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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?

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....
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