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Plastic Lens Covers

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by MFarisE39, Jul 12, 2008.

    MFarisE39 guest

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    I'm looking for a good polish for clearing up headlight covers on an E39.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
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    sunnyandrich

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    Hi - I recently did both of the lenses on my 2003 E46 using the 3M Headlight Restoration kit picked up at my local Autozone for $16.99.

    While not exactly perfect, they are much much better than when I started.

    The link below is for the pro system, the home DIY kit is much less involved but I thought it did a good job:

    http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/...rmarket/Products/Featured_Products/Headlight/

    MFarisE39 guest

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    Thanks, They're not as bad as many of the examples I see around. Perhaps this kit will be just what I need.
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    TeamStowell We love driving!

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    We have used the Novis Plastic polish series (1,2,3) on all our vehicles with very good results.

    Good luck!
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    2AD Tanker

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    The Meguiar's plastic polish is excellent for restoring the headlights and taillights. It really polishes nice and removes the scratches.

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    I too use the Meguiar's plastic cleaner, polish and field dressing. They work well on my headlamp covers and rear plastic window.

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    194648 guest

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    What will work on 8 year old lenses that have lots of

    Sand pitting in them ? Unfortunately they are '03 plastic lenses with HID's so they do not detach easily if at all I hear, because they are supposed to be glued to the housing.
    If I have to wotk with the lens on the vehicle, what would get all these pits out ?

    Thanks for all the advise posted so far, really appreciate it !

    Dan F
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    PhillyNate

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    FLITZ is a product I have seen advertised on the Spike channel during Horsepower TV. This should clean up your headlights pretty well if it works anything like the commercial demo.
    Good luck.
    Nate

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    I guess I should have specified, I use the "Meguiar's Professional" products, not the plastX.
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    phanley

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    I have a palm-sized orange cutting pad that I use (by hand) with Menzerna Final Polish for the headlight lenses on my e36. It looks as good or a little better than the plasX, but it really seems to hold its polish for a longer time. Whereas the plastX-treated lenses would look dull and faded after a week or two, it's over a month before the Menzerna starts to lose its luster.

    You can also put platiX on top of the Menzerna if you want a lot of shine on your headlight.

    I'm not knocking plastX; I used it for a year and liked it just fine. Until I tried Menzerna instead. Of course, me buying glass ellipsoids would make the chore of polishing lenses obsolete. It's definately on my list.

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