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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:26 pm 
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just thought id tell people who havent tried this before but i just polished my headlights which were pretty yellow, i used kitten cream wax on em and its not taken away the yellow but it has made the headlights about 50% better than what they were, very impressed looks a hell of a lot better than before.

cheers, sorry for bringin up the always talked about yellowing headlights :) !!

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:51 pm 
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do you think either of these would work

meguairs: wash
meguairs: wet look polish
mothers: scratch remover

Would any of them work.... thats all i got left
do you do inside or outside?

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:54 pm 
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u could try i spose, on the outside of the headlight mate, just try a little area at the top or somethin, just incase it makes it frosty or f**k it up, some sort of polish mite work.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:02 pm 
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so what just polish it like youd normally polish any part of the car?

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:04 pm 
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Ive treied those products mate; they dont work for crap.
Very fine sandpaper then polish/buff or replace em is my best experience.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:07 pm 
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Daniel wrote:
Ive treied those products mate; they dont work for crap.
Very fine sandpaper then polish/buff or replace em is my best experience.


ok listen to him! if uve tried them then i shouldnt worry about it, buy some kitten cream wax dunno how much it is, but i think it might be a bit better than payin a few hundred for new ones!

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:07 pm 
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damit
well i got no sandpaper and their is no harm in trying
i just hope your a bad polisher :P

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:16 pm 
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well the mothers stuff does work
not greatly
they were really yellow before now they are just yellow...
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but yeh, not as great as i hoped... but still better then it was

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:18 pm 
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better than doin nothin then!

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:27 pm 
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yeh.....
hey what am i looking out for a new one?
my right side one is new (prev owner did that :S)

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:31 pm 
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Okay, sooo if you dont have your headlights covered then they go yellow. Because my headlights have the plastic protecters and the things look brand new. i would have expected them to be filthy. Maybe after cleaning them invest in a set of headlight protectors. :?:

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:41 pm 
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have a look at http://www.teamgemini.8m.com/yello.htm

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:32 am 
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Yeah thanks for that Info- link UgleyIgley as I got a slight yellowing on only the Passenger side Head light. But I have used only just used
MEGUIARS X- Scratch on it and I must say it takes out 60% of the yellowing . But after a while it seems to go back to the way it was before. So got to keep maintaining it. I shall do your step-by-step fix it on a weekend

 

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