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Polishing faded headlights?

Chrisbequick

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'95 Eddie Bauer
My lenses, like every older Ford with plastic headlight housings, yellowed with age and I want to make them look new again. What are you guys using to polish the headlight and turn signal housings on these trucks?

-Chris
 
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slapthefunkyfou

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'91 XL
I've used just your regular buffing compound and a high speed buffer. It worked pretty good for me. I haven't heard any bad things about doing it that way.
 
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BuffaloXplorer

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autozone sells some sort of de-yellow'izer - not sure what it's called nor have i used it...i bought new headlights when mine yellowed, and shortly thereafter bought diamond clears...
 
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Brian_B

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I used buffing compound on my old ranger. It worked fairly well. Definately cheaper then new lights. I have not tried the restoring stuff they make for plastic.
 
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Hartman

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I wetsand with 1500grit and follow that up with some Blue Magic metal polish. Then a coat of wax. Works real good.
 
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RangerX

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I like Meguiars Mirror Glaze Plastic Polish.
 
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ExplorerDMB

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RangerX said:
I like Meguiars Mirror Glaze Plastic Polish.

We use that at our shop. It works quite well.

-Drew
 
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