My headlights are cloudy/foggy/yellowed/scratched! Is there a fix?


There are several things you can try to fix headlight lenses that have become cloudy, yellowed or scratched. Click on the method to find the referring poster:

Robert Thompson had this to say regarding his headlight polishing experience (edited):

"Cataract Surgery on a 1993 TSi

  • 1500 wet
  • 2000 wet
  • Mothers Mag & Alum polish ($8.49 CT) ( this contains Kerosene, no wonder it "works" on plastic )
  • Mothers Stage 1 Cleaner (wax kit) ( also contains Kerosene )
  • Mothers Stage 2 Sealer
  • Mothers Stage 3 Wax
  • Buffed, more Buffing, still more.

Had to repeat this 3 times!

The results? Well, to start, my lens looked like they had been sand blasted. Millions of little craters that had blended and smoothed into a dull crappy looking plastic lens. You really could not look into the light and see a bulb. (I was amazed as just how crappy they were when I sat down and really looked at them)

What made this job a lot easier to do was I have a Black & Decker "Mouse". So I just strapped on the appropriate adapter and buzzed away....

Speaking of the Dremel, DO NOT use it for this project. You can't get it to turn slow enough and in a nano second you will "burn" the lens. (Gee, how would I know? Well... It takes about 30 min to sand out the burn.)"

Be sure the check the FAQ Locator for up to date information.

Replacement headlights are available on eBay. Just replace them.

QA #245


Cam Dorland | 95 Eagle Talon
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