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OT/ What to use to polish fogged plastic lenses??

My wife has a 94 integra with plastic covers for the lenses on the headlight assembly. Well the new headlights are about $400!!! Well to say the least that will dig into the jeep part financing program. I have seen a couple on ebay, but before I plunk down money for new/used covers, can I do anything to clear up the lenses? They are pretty well fogged up. I had a buddy say it could be done, but he didnt know what to use. So does anyone know how I can clean up these plastic lenses and get them back to new, or at least look alot better than what it does now.

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$400 for head lights. Ouch ! I would check with a local glass place. Maybe a place that does windsheild repair, and they may be able to steer you in the right direction, or maybe they have a product or service that would help you.
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Re: OT/ What to use to polish fogged plastic lenses??

Novus, see your 4WDH catalog. And you get to use the leftover for your softtop windows. Brasso and rubbing compounds work too. Not all plastics are created equal. Try it on a corner first.
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Re: OT/ What to use to polish fogged plastic lenses??

i have a kit i got from work,its used to polish the lexan covers on sountermeasure equipment... wow does it work nice of soft windows.... scratched CD's buff out nice too..... that in mind... you might want to get one of those CD buff kits and see what it does...
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Napa has a couple of different types of plastic polish and can be had for around 8.00
I use it on my soft top windows and it works great.
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Re: OT/ What to use to polish fogged plastic lenses??

I have polishing compound for fiberglass and hard plastics, Dan.
My polishing compound manufacturer (Satex) recommended it when I needed to carry a compound in my store when customers needed something that would work with home crafted plasic and fiberglass beads.
And I can order you a stitchless (fluffy so it stays cooler) muslin buffing wheel you can adapt to a hand drill.
The stuff worked great when I wanted to restore the shine on my CJ's black rear tail light housings.
You just have to remember to constantly move any wheel used on soft material constantly to different areas and in different directions so you don't smudge (burn) or distort the surface.
E-mail me at work if you need help on this ... [email protected]
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McGuiar's makes an excellent plastic polish and cleaner also. Most paint stores and many auto parts houses carry it.
There are two to use. One is a cleaner, and the other is the polish. Use the cleaner first. You won't believe how much crap
comes off even after washing. Then use the polish. One bottle is blue, the other white. I don't remember which is which.
I've had the same bottles for 3 years. It really goes a long ways. Nickmil.
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I've had the same bottles for 3 years. It really goes a long ways. Nickmil.

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I second mcguiars for the plastic cleaner/polish. mothers makes a pretty good one too, if you dont mind spending a little money check some bike (harley) shops for plastic cleaner/polish. i use the mcguiars on my soft top ($6 a bottle at wally mart) and used to use it on the old style light bar on my cruiser when it would get "foggy", works great and lasts for a while.
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Re: OT/ What to use to polish fogged plastic lenses??

This what ya'll are lookin' for?

http://www.meguiars.com
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