Fading / Yellowing Headlight Lenses

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Fading / Yellowing Headlight Lenses

Postby TSUBi » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:30 am

EDIT 17/8/13: see http://forum.wrx.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=78333

Tried this product on the wife's 05 Astra:
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Results: Was 'ok', but not great. Didn't give the results I was hoping for.

Has anyone successfully tried other methods to remove oxidation/yellow scum from headlight lenses?

I'm thinking about trying the 'toothpaste' method seen on youtube.. Got nothing to loose, except a tube of toothpaste ~$2-3..

Will post up some before and afters :)
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Re: Fading / Yellowing Headlight Lenses

Postby bigtim11 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:51 am

Meguires PlastX, way batter than any headlight restoration kit.

I've got a full bottle of it if you're local and can try ;)
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Re: Fading / Yellowing Headlight Lenses

Postby Sean47 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:17 pm

We used to use transmission fluid with a rag and it worked on a ford falcon the last time.

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Re: Fading / Yellowing Headlight Lenses

Postby zacsprint » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:21 pm

I used the same product, but it didn't last very long and in the end it was better to just replace the headlights with new ones. I also have plastic headlight protectors on the Suby now to avoid the problem.
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Re: Fading / Yellowing Headlight Lenses

Postby Lupin » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:26 pm

You can polish them all you like. Unless you re apply the uv coating they will just yellow again.
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Re: Fading / Yellowing Headlight Lenses

Postby Sean47 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:28 pm

Lupin wrote:You can polish them all you like. Unless you re apply the uv coating they will just yellow again.


I think you are spot-on about the coting and once this is gone the plastic starts to fade.

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