Revitalize Your Headlights

Discussion in 'An Eye For Detail' started by Slim, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Slim

    Slim Guest

    Just thought I'd share my results after using Meguiars Plastx polish for clear plastic. My wife's 1998 Corolla headlight assembly has the expected hazing, scratches, chips, and etching of 10 years of Midwest driving.

    I drove with her the other day and now that it gets dark so early I was disappointed with her headlights. Thus, I picked up some of the Plastx for about $4-5 and decided to remove that hazing and improve the Corolla's light output.

    I used a crappy pad and my Porter Cable, but you could also apply it with a Mother's Powerball or by hand. After working it in for a bit, just wipe away with a towel. Very easy and cheap way to restore you clear plastic headlight assembly to almost new quality.

    I say almost new because it can only remove so much and will not get rid of chips and deeper etching. But overall I was satisfied with the results. See before and after pics below:

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  2. mazdaslow3

    mazdaslow3 New Member

    I'll 2nd the Meguiars Plastx. My 97 Sho headlights need it about every 6 months.
     
  3. dmention7

    dmention7 Hater

    Your pictures, they fail!


    EDIT: Awesome results! I think the gf's focus could use a hit of that.
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2008
  4. Slim

    Slim Guest

    Sorry, you must have caught me just as I was editing them. They're back.
     
  5. LASERBLUE135

    LASERBLUE135 New Member

    SWEET, the msp needs this, like a year ago.
     
  6. StealthSpeed3

    StealthSpeed3 Charge THIS!!

    i'll be doing this to the Altima in the near future for sure :)
     
  7. mndsm

    mndsm I'M OFFENDED!

    Wow, not bad for 5 bucks and a little elbow grease.
     
  8. mc866

    mc866 New Member

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