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Old 03-28-2004, 10:28 PM   #1
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What can I use to clean my headlights?

Someone told me about a compound that can be used to clean your headlights to make them look practically new again. Does anyone know of such a thing? I have a slight haze to my headlights and I would like to polish them a bit. Let me know what you guys have tried.
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Someone told me about a compound that can be used to clean your headlights to make them look practically new again. Does anyone know of such a thing? I have a slight haze to my headlights and I would like to polish them a bit. Let me know what you guys have tried.
Novus plastic polish. Use the #2 to remove deeper issues if necessary. Plexus produces excellent results and provides protection as well.

My headlight after Plexus:
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You can always wet sand them with 2000 grit sand paper & hit them with the buffer........
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Nissan recommends 3M Plastic Polish to their service departments to clear up haze build-up on headlights. I couldn't find that locally, so I picked up a bottle of Kit Scratch Out and it works great. I got that from Pep Boys or Autozone, I can't remember.

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Haven't tried it personally yet, but I heard that 3M Plastic Polish is sposed to be good...
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I used Blue Magic Plastic & Plexiglass Cleaner. I bought it at Autozone for about 5 bucks. I used a buffing pad to apply it. It worked really good.
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I also used the Blue Magic Plastic Polish and Cleaner and was very happy with the results. I used my polisher with it on my headlights and the haze came off in less than a minute.
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Thanks guys, I'm going to give the Blue Magic a try. I'll see if I can get some before and after shots.
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I'm gonna give the Blue Magic a try too. My headlights have been hazy for some time now and it's really pi**ing me off.
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Novus plastic polish. Use the #2 to remove deeper issues if necessary. Plexus produces excellent results and provides protection as well.

My headlight after Plexus:
I have a question.............

I was clearing my headlights, and left them apart for about 2 weeks. They got full of dust which I tried cleaning off with water and the light got real hazy looking. I tried rubbing alcohol and 3M plastic cleaner/polish and it is still there. I need to remove this "haze" so I can put the light back together. I am talking about the mirror finish on the two main headlights in this picture. Any ideas?
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I just finished using the BlueMagic Cleaner and I must say it worked pretty well. These pics don't do it justice but you can see the before on top and the after on bottom. Thx for the info guys.
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>>>>I was clearing my headlights, and left them apart for about 2 weeks. They got full of dust which I tried cleaning off with water and the light got real hazy looking. I tried rubbing alcohol and 3M plastic cleaner/polish and it is still there. I need to remove this "haze" so I can put the light back together. I am talking about the mirror finish on the two main headlights in this picture. Any ideas?<<<<
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i used brake fluid. few coats and a buff, really nice on my old housings.
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Old 04-01-2004, 01:27 PM   #14
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Nissan has a TSB for it, its NTB02-053. Its the 3M Plasic Polish #39010. Check it: http://www.autogeek.net/3mplaspol.html
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