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Old 06-17-2010, 02:57 AM
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Question headlight hazing already!!!??

ive had my 8 a little less than a year now and my headlights are already hazing. i took it in to the dealership this morning and asked if the warranty covered it and one of the guys said he doesnt think so because the hazing isnt inside the headlight and that its possibly some chemical that ive been putting on them.......if so, does anyone know of a solution to this??
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Old 06-17-2010, 03:47 AM
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It's on the outside of the headlight, so using a cleaning kit, like ones made by rain-x, will remove the deposits.
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Go to yout local walmart, they sell a few headlight kits. If you catch this early they should work just fine.
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or if you r cheap go in ur bathroom and get your nice little bottle of toothpaste and a lil bit of elbow grease and should come out fine... did this with mine and looks awesome
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plasticX works wonder.
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^Is that the Meguire's product? I don't have it with me, but Meguire's makes a really great plastic polish. It cleaned my lights up perfectly. This is an easy fix with the ideas mentioned here.
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^Is that the Meguire's product? I don't have it with me, but Meguire's makes a really great plastic polish. It cleaned my lights up perfectly. This is an easy fix with the ideas mentioned here.
"yes, it is".
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:44 PM
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I picked up the Turtle Wax headlight restoration kit for like $8 at Target, it was on sale last week. Worked phenomenally.
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:49 PM
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if all else fails you could always wet sand and buff
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:52 PM
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I used the Rain-x product last week and it worked great! I had to resort to the good 'ol sand and buff for my santa-fe though, the cleaners were not enough.
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ive had my 8 a little less than a year now and my headlights are already hazing. i took it in to the dealership this morning and asked if the warranty covered it and one of the guys said he doesnt think so because the hazing isnt inside the headlight and that its possibly some chemical that ive been putting on them.......if so, does anyone know of a solution to this??
Yes there is a simple and quick solution.
What ever you do don't listen to the advice telling you to sand your headlights.
All you need to do is deoxidize them with a acrylic lens deoxidizer.
It's liquid non abrasive system that won't damage your lens.
http://www.ibc34.com/Onestep.html
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:21 PM
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what i did with my headlights is polish them with a foam pad and menzerna super intense polish, then menzerna super finish.
for a long lasting finish, i carefully applied a few coats of clear and then some world's best wax.
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:08 AM
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3M makes a pretty sweet little kit that works wonders. Plenty of options out there for this! Mazda tried to pawn off a $195 treatment on me! I need to open up a car dealership so I can start extorting money out of people!
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:06 AM
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Any polish will work... Dont waste your money on expensive headlight polishing kits. Abrasives are abrasives -_-... Make sure you seal them with a sealant/wax after.
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i rock compound on a small foam disc attached to a 90 degree die grinder, follow up with plasticX, and then seal it with blue magic lens sealer.

do that 2x a year they look good as new.
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:51 PM
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I use Flitz, Works really well......You can find this product at any Uniform Shop. "Poilice Uniforms" Walmart might have it too.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Flitz-BP03...-Tube/16493905
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It was said by some folks that these headlight restoration compounds and methods work fine but the haze returns after a while.

After getting rid of the haze, I'd suggest applying some headlight protection film so that the lens is sealed and the haze doesn't show up again.

I had such a protector film on my headlights from very early on and after 8 years of ownership, there is no sign of any hazing.
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Use any abrasive product or one of the headlight restoration kit. Then hit them with a heat gun set to high. The plastic is thick, so you'll have to move the heat gun very slowly for it to melt in the tiny scratches/hazing. If you don't think it's working, hold the heat gun in one spot for 4-5 seconds. You'll see the hazing disappear. Works like a champ.
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It has been my experience that the less you do to the headlight the better.
Every time you rub an abrasive on your lens the more surface material you displace.
Over time that will cause the lens to cloud up with scratches.
Unlike oxidation scratches caused by abrasive cleaning will not come out with a non abrasive liquid, you will be forced into using more abrasives to remove them.
In addition the lens can suffer from UV layer break down and turn yellow. Eventually, You won't have a choice and you will have to replace the lens.
I find that abrasives have their place in extreme cases but for oxidation removal it's counter productive and causes unnecessary damage.
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Clean it with a headlamp lens restorer then protect it with Lamin-X.
http://www.lamin-x.com/Automotive-Products-s/47.htm
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Exactly.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:30 AM
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I bought a restoration kit from autozone. i will take pics of the before and after
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Originally Posted by Pikashoe View Post
I bought a restoration kit from autozone. i will take pics of the before and after
Well it's been about a year now, What happened?
Did you use the product? did you take before and after pictures and if so. How does it look today 10 months later?
Were you happy with the product relults?
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or if you r cheap go in ur bathroom and get your nice little bottle of toothpaste and a lil bit of elbow grease and should come out fine... did this with mine and looks awesome
Me too, it works perfect then buff in some car wax, hey presto in 10 minutes perfect headlights again!
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I've experienced the whole return of the haze problem before so with the 8 this time around I personally used the rain x kit and after sealing them I put 3m clear bra over the headlights so it won't be a problem ever again lol
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