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Does anyone think that trying to bring yellowed out headlights back to life would be accomplished with the Mothers' PowerBall system? I've seen other plastic polishes and I wonder if it would work. Any insights?
 

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Should work just fine. I hit mine with a Meguires (sp?) buffing pad when they get bad. Usually a every other month or so. I just use the plastic cleaner and polish since it is not so abrasive to wear down the lens.

One thing to watch out for is heat. Just go slow, with light pressure and tape off your paint. Should look great.
 

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blkadder said:
Should work just fine. I hit mine with a Meguires (sp?) buffing pad when they get bad. Usually a every other month or so. I just use the plastic cleaner and polish since it is not so abrasive to wear down the lens.

One thing to watch out for is heat. Just go slow, with light pressure and tape off your paint. Should look great.
drivers seat has a restore kit made by Pinnacle that has compound and pads for your drill....
 

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Well I hit the headlights with the Powerball and 3 coats each of Meguiars PlastX. It made them alot clearer but still yellowish. I guess replacement is in order eventually.
 

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Or u can use Eagle One tie and wheel cleaner. One shot did it for me. Then u can use polish afterwards. Mine look very nice now..
 

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i have an abvious newer set on my passenger side, and a clener but older set on my drivers side. the outide of the housing is in equally good states for the age, but the inside of the older ones are crappy looking, so im wondering if the powerball mini could get in there and clean it out? or should i use a heat gun to melt the glue on the housing take them apart and clean them that way?
 

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Still the best bet is to wet sand them with 600,800,1000,1500,2000 then rub them out with the powerball. But i prefer to use a H.S. buffer. I swear my lenses were worse than yours. And right now you cant tell the difference between the OEM new and the other one that i had done it to.. But if you have a lot of actual cracks you may need to replace them. This trick will get rid of most of em. And sanding really doenst take that much at all of the plastic.
 

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Merlon said:
i have an abvious newer set on my passenger side, and a clener but older set on my drivers side. the outide of the housing is in equally good states for the age, but the inside of the older ones are crappy looking, so im wondering if the powerball mini could get in there and clean it out? or should i use a heat gun to melt the glue on the housing take them apart and clean them that way?
don't think you want to take them apart....resealing could be a real *****, I have cleaned units with uncooked rice & vinegar (laugh now). remove the lamp assy, put in about 1/2 cup uncooked rice & 1/2 -3/4 cup of white vinegar. Slosh the solution around for about 5-10 minutes, rinse thoroughly & let dry in the sun. Hit the outside with meguiars plastic cleaner & finish up with their plastic polish.
then have a beer:D
 
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