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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-11-2012, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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Clearing Hazy Headlights

I bought by Cobalt back in June and when I got it the headlights were starting get hazy. Not anything too bad but noticeable. I don't think it lowers how much light I'm putting out but it kinda makes the car just look trashy. Is there a cheap and easy way to get them back to being crystal clear? I see those commercials on TV but they seem like gimmicks.

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McGuire's sells some stuff for that, its not a gimmick (there's anyways) its a headlight restoration kit and it removes yellowing and hazing, I've used it and it works.

now if the haze you see is really condensation from a worn headlight seal then thats a whole new can of worms lol.

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anything for tons of tiny rock chips short of a new lens?
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anything for tons of tiny rock chips short of a new lens?
Nope, but if you get a new lens they make a clear film you can put over them to protect them.

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McGuire's sells some stuff for that, its not a gimmick (there's anyways) its a headlight restoration kit and it removes yellowing and hazing, I've used it and it works.

now if the haze you see is really condensation from a worn headlight seal then thats a whole new can of worms lol.
How will I know if it's condensation? It's not really yellowing and the haze isn't evenly spread, it's more along the top. This picture isn't very good as it's a crop of one I already had that was of the whole car. They don't look to bad but they could be clearer.



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ya I cant tell by the pic really... but condensation will sorta look like a beer bottle sweating... but on the inside of the lens, like it'll look wet, like a shower door or something y'know?

haze just sorta makes it look flat and shitty and make your headlights look like old aged ones from an old car.

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No it doesn't look wet. It's just kind of a light haze. Almost looks like a bunch of tiny scratches. Yeah I'll see if I can get a better picture tomorrow since it's dark now. Looks like I can get a headlight restoration kit online? Anyone have experience with a particular brand? I'd prefer one with a drill attachment.

Edit: I have no idea what a beer bottle sweating looks like since I'm young and innocent.

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No it doesn't look wet. It's just kind of a light haze. Almost looks like a bunch of tiny scratches. Yeah I'll see if I can get a better picture tomorrow since it's dark now. Looks like I can get a headlight restoration kit online? Anyone have experience with a particular brand? I'd prefer one with a drill attachment.

Edit: I have no idea what a beer bottle sweating looks like since I'm young and innocent.
LOL^ ah I see, I forgot americans cant drink for a while

but anyways
the Mguires kit works well, I've used it, if its haze from UV damage and weather it'll fix it, if its scratches from... I dunno anything a pissed of cat to sand paper (for whatever reason) only some wet sanding and a buffer will fix that.

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About like this. Not quite as bad same general idea.



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I use meguires plastx on my head lights each wash to keep them looking new

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