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    Platinum Member Pooh_Bear's Avatar
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    Default Need Tool Review - HF Headlight Lense Polisher

    Anybody ever use this:
    12 Minute Headlamp Lens Restoration Kit

    I'm needing to do something about the heavily fogged headlight lenses on a 92 Escort Wagon.

    Anyone got a better idea? Is there a better product?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Need Tool Review - HF Headlight Lense Polisher

    Toothpaste and toilet paper works for me.

    Headlight Lens Restore using Toothpaste! - YouTube

    /edit - I forgot - also water to clean it off.
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    Default Re: Need Tool Review - HF Headlight Lense Polisher

    Didn't think about toothpaste. Interesting.

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    Default Re: Need Tool Review - HF Headlight Lense Polisher

    Toothpaste works great. I use a regular dishwash sponge - abrasive side 1st then the sponge side.
    Takes a little elbow grease and best done in circular motions. (Same thing she said 25yrs ago! )

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    Default Re: Need Tool Review - HF Headlight Lense Polisher

    can't say much about that one, but have heard good things about the 3m kit sold at auto parts stores. Similar concept at 2-3x the price.

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    Default Re: Need Tool Review - HF Headlight Lense Polisher

    Do you have a plexi-glass/lexan supplier nearby? (TAP Plastics here) They sell scratch remover at a fraction of the cost. Been using it for years. $3.50 for a bottle and that goes for about 8 or 9 cleanings. Price may be a little higher now but the markup there is far less (usually). You don't need foam rubber, just a rag.
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    Default Re: Need Tool Review - HF Headlight Lense Polisher

    Don't really cost anything to try the tooth paste. Might give that a try.
    Found this on another forum:
    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/t...storation.html

    It's about the 3M product. It's just a little more expensive and I trust Soundguy's review of it.

    Thanks.

    Pooh Bear

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    Default Re: Need Tool Review - HF Headlight Lense Polisher

    Used the 3M kit on my VW. They were yellow again within about 9 months, and then got much worse than they had ever been. Just ordered new assemblies this past week. Can't wait to be able to see again.
    Tim.

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    Default Re: Need Tool Review - HF Headlight Lense Polisher

    We used that on my wife's Caravan this summer and it worked well. Don't skimp on the water or it will dry out and wont work as well.

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    Default Re: Need Tool Review - HF Headlight Lense Polisher

    I have spent a lot of time and effort trying to take the oxidation of the lenses, I found you can buy a new lens assembly, cheap, Rock auto, is who I use there may be others, It is free to look up.

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