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How do you clean yellowed headlights? I'm sure there's been millions of threads about this.. but I don't know, I guess you would buff it off or sand it with high grit paper..

Anyone?
 

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I used 800 grit sandpaper with dishwashing soap. Let it soak in there for a good 15 mins. Then I used a 2000 grit paper same thing. Then I used 3M Rubbing compound and polished the lights. If you need pics, let me know.
 
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Pics might be helpful... Did you take the lights off the car or did you do it with them still on on car?
 

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I used Westley's plastic cleaner and polisher. The stuff works really well. The lights on my car weren't too bad, but my sister's Cougar looked terrible. I don't have any pix, but it worked very well, although it is kinda messy...

Basically just put some of the liquid on a clean rag, wipe it on, let it sit for a few, then buff it off. Polishes the plastic right up!

JR
 

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n2 Space (Jeremy) had recommended a three part product called Novus in this thread:

http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?...topic=64&st=206

I purchased some and should receive it this week, will be posting pics when i'm done using it. My lights aren't nearly as yellowed as those in the pics in that thread but i'm hoping it will get rid of the micro scratches i can see in my lenses.

There was also a user that had recommended a metal polish called Flitz IIRC that he had great success with. That could also be something you could try.
 

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*cough*detailing thread*cough* ;)

As mentioned before, I have gone over this subject several times. There are a few methods out there, from wet sanding to products like Novus and metal polish. It depends on how bad the headlight is as to what products I use. You also have to be careful that some lenses have coatings (usually UV) on them, so wet sanding is not a good idea.
 
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I found some polish over at my dad's and it took most of the yellow off.. they're like completely different lights.. I'll put some more on today/tomorrow, and take some pictures when I get home..(can't believe I forgot my camera)
 

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on my gen2 i had to replace the front right headlight, got one from a salavage and the plastic-esque cover is all yellow inside, and i want to clean it out, but im tryin to understand what ya'll are sayin but, do you take the covers off out, im confused...
 

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Originally posted by TaurusRacerZ9@Jun 29 2004, 08:06 AM
on my gen2 i had to replace the front right headlight, got one from a salavage and the plastic-esque cover is all yellow inside, and i want to clean it out, but im tryin to understand what ya'll are sayin but, do you take the covers off out, im confused...
We are talking about the outside of the lens, not the inside.
 

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Originally posted by n2_space@Jun 28 2004, 06:01 AM
*cough*detailing thread*cough* ;)

As mentioned before, I have gone over this subject several times. There are a few methods out there, from wet sanding to products like Novus and metal polish. It depends on how bad the headlight is as to what products I use. You also have to be careful that some lenses have coatings (usually UV) on them, so wet sanding is not a good idea.
Jeremy post those pics o your wifes Tracer headlights before and after. Looks like night and day. incredible.
 

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Originally posted by Kermitec+Jun 30 2004, 01:16 AM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Kermitec @ Jun 30 2004, 01:16 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-n2_space@Jun 28 2004, 06:01 AM
*cough*detailing thread*cough* ;)

As mentioned before, I have gone over this subject several times.  There are a few methods out there, from wet sanding to products like Novus and metal polish.  It depends on how bad the headlight is as to what products I use.  You also have to be careful that some lenses have coatings (usually UV) on them, so wet sanding is not a good idea.
Jeremy post those pics o your wifes Tracer headlights before and after. Looks like night and day. incredible. [/b][/quote]
The tracer isn't hers, it's the beater :)

Before and after of hers:

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[url=http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/uploads/post-12-1082331592.jpg][img]http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/uploads/post-12-1082331592.jpg' alt='' width='1022' height='530' class='attach' />[/url]

The Tracer:

[url=http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/uploads/post-12-1082333637.jpg][img]http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/uploads/post-12-1082333637.jpg' alt='' width='556' height='190' class='attach' />[/url]

[url=http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/uploads/post-12-1082333673.jpg][img]http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/uploads/post-12-1082333673.jpg' alt='' width='593' height='238' class='attach' />[/url]

SHO: looks better, but not perfect, I can't really tell from the pics if it's on the outside or not... what did you use on them? I think they can get better with something else.
 
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