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Old 06-06-2019, 03:00 PM
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Anyone found a good cure for foggy headlamps?

I have a kit with sandpaper discs and such from McGuire’s or whatever the name is but only about 25% effective.


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Old 06-06-2019, 03:16 PM
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I use essentially this method. It's quick/easy and holds up for a long time. I'm going to be doing some painting on my cars soon, so plan to do my X5 lights with 2K clear at that time.

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Frankly, the end result depends on how severely damaged the headlight housings are and in most cases an off the shelf kit will limit your results; the sanding discs provided tend to not be enough and clog rapidly. The more time you put into the restoration as well as the additional sanding steps you do will give better clarity.

I find the kits to be insufficient for lenses with modest hazing. Also, pulling the light assemblies off the truck and doing all of the sanding and polishing on a bench will give more control and there is no need to worry about sanding through your masking job and through the paint if you were to do this on the vehicle. Just my opinion though; do what you think is appropriate.

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local bodyshop does mine once a year, try looking around to see if someone specializes it by your location
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Mine were very bad Oldmactech. I did mine with the 3M kit over 2 years ago and they still look brand new. I recommend the 3M kit. It will take a couple of hours but when you are done, the results are amazing.
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$25 at Walmart they did an amazing job on my wife's. They were as if sandblasted. White like a milk bottle. They looked almost new when done.


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i just did mine yesterday 3m kit with drill adaptor 25 bucks came out good i could of spent more time on it but alot better
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I used a combination of a Rain-X kit, sandpaper of various grades and Maguiar's polishes. Went from this: -



To this: -

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I really wish we had the clear corner option over here. So sexy!
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I really wish we had the clear corner option over here. So sexy!
I'll bet - I'm not a fan of the "fried egg" on each corner!
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