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What have you guys used to get the yellow off of plastic car/truck headlamps? It's for my little commuter car that i don't wanna buy new lights for at 180+ each! They're to the point where it's tough to see at night. The corrosion appears to be on the outside of the lenses, which is good i guess. Thanks for any help!
 

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In some cases, depending on who the manufacturer is, the lenses are plastic and need to be buffed out. Some dealers do this or a detail shop can do it also. If you want to do it yourself, light compound and a buffer will do the trick.
 

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Meguiars makes a Safe Cut/Ultimate Cut product that works well with hand buffing. Find and follow-up with a UV wax to slow the yellowing process.
 

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i dont know best way to clean them, however i do know that per the dmv, a dirty headlight is 50% less efficient... my question is "just how dirty is it?" focking test questions...arggg!
 

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they make kits for polishing them,many auto parts stores sell them.
but usually i can usually find them for cheap new through online sellers or a wholesale collision parts place i buy from, what kind of car is it? some lights polish out better than others too
 

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Compound and a buffer. Some need to be wetsanded with 1500 and then buff. I just did a Lexus brake lights. And did my trucks brake lights. They come out brand new.
 

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thanks for all the info, i'll try each one of your guy's recommendations till they get better. it's a 96 toyota paseo...yes a baller ride...but can't complain about the 8 gallon fillup at 38 mpg!
 
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