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Old 11-12-2008, 07:09 PM
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Anyone used a haze removal product for the headlight lens?

Well I have had good luck polishing the lens on the X5 but I think I'll need to get a bit more aggressive now. Has anyone had any success with products claiming to clear up the lens? There is no chance I am buying complete Xenon headlight assemblies so I am interested in the latest solutions.

I have read some of the older threads but they don't seem to be really successful

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Old 11-12-2008, 07:18 PM
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From what I've read it has to be done frequently. I'm at the point of having to do mine so, if there is a good/ better product I'll be interested too.
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:22 PM
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i used a product from advance auto parts, it is in a silver package and worked amazing i forget the name of the product it took some effort but the end result was great.
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:33 PM
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I found this one and was going to give it a try...

3M Headlight Restoration Kit...saw it on Amazon but found the DIY video on youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMVdsgjfnQs&NR=1
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:42 AM
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Clean clean Clean,
then quality rubbing compound (once only, and lightly)
Clean
then quality polishing compound and repeat.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:55 AM
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Whatever you use, MASK your paint (blue/green works well), I also opened the hood to get it out of the way.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:57 AM
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Quote:
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I found this one and was going to give it a try...

3M Headlight Restoration Kit...saw it on Amazon but found the DIY video on youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMVdsgjfnQs&NR=1
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:28 AM
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I think I'll check out the local autoparts stores and see whats available, I'll check back in if I find something good.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:41 PM
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I used the one from the local auto parts store on my e39. it was basically just 3 grades of sand paper and some polish. I probably spent a good 2 hours on them without success. I think the problem was on the inside of my lens unfortunately.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:56 PM
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I use this...



Works great.
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