Oxidized headlights.....what product to use??

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Re: Oxidized headlights.....what product to use??

Postby JTR » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:59 pm

Hey mate,

You can use most cut & polishes to restore your headlights like Dri Wash OxyGone, 1Z paint cleaner or Duragloss actually have a product, Plastic lens polish that will help.
www.jtrautocare.com.au/product/plastic-lens-polish/ or www.jtrautocare.com.au/product/extra-pa ... ner-500ml/ or www.jtrautocare.com.au/product/oxygone/

I would than suggest protecting your newly restored headlights with a sealant/polish so your not having to restore them every few months. Check out Nanolex Spray Sealant or Dri Wash Ultra Ion www.jtrautocare.com.au/product/premium-spray-sealant/ or www.jtrautocare.com.au/product/ultra-io ... -kit-60ml/

If you gonna use sand paper make sure you use a fine grade wet and dry paper, there are some kits available with abrasive paper from Mothers, Turtle Wax etc which can be found at Supercheap/Repco/Autobarn.
Since the haze/oxidation is only minor a polish should be all you need but when its major you will need to use abrasive paper to remove it. I hope this helps and if you do decide to get some products from me, I offer 10% discount to members coupon code is "liberty 10"

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Re: Oxidized headlights.....what product to use??

Postby mrmacomouto » Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:48 pm

I've had good results on my old cars using the turtle wax kit... yeah I know, but it works.
http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/online ... mendations

MCM Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy_WF5Iei_I
Eric the car guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvNSjjTHua4

By all means try what ever you want, but the kits work. If you using anything motorised take it easy and don't burn the plastic.
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Re: Oxidized headlights.....what product to use??

Postby Veldex » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:10 pm

mrmacomouto wrote:I've had good results on my old cars using the turtle wax kit... yeah I know, but it works.
http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/online ... mendations

MCM Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy_WF5Iei_I
Eric the car guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvNSjjTHua4

By all means try what ever you want, but the kits work. If you using anything motorised take it easy and don't burn the plastic.


HA! I just ran to get the MCM video as soon as I saw this thread.
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Re: Oxidized headlights.....what product to use??

Postby spanku690 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:56 pm

Polished and sealed my headlights


Before polish
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Using my rupes duetto


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Wipe down after polish
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Sealed with duragloss 105
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Final result ImageImage[/URL[URL=http://s459.photobucket.com/user/spnaku69/media/IMAG1276_zps2qgizloe.jpg.html]Image
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Re: Oxidized headlights.....what product to use??

Postby Brunsy3.0 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:27 pm

Came up a treat

I grabbed turtle kit the other day havent tried it yet though. Wont need the heavier abrasive pads they include but thwy have sealants and polish in the kit
Fingers crossed
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Re: Oxidized headlights.....what product to use??

Postby bigBADbenny » Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:43 pm

Let us know how the duragloss 150 holds up :)
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Re: Oxidized headlights.....what product to use??

Postby spanku690 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:17 pm

bigBADbenny wrote:Let us know how the duragloss 150 holds up :)



Had it on my mates evo for about 9 months still holding up great with 601 it's even more durable
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Re: Oxidized headlights.....what product to use??

Postby Jack_Keaka » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:03 pm

Heres a good video to show you whats going on and why abrasives are better to fix a headlight haze over just using a wipe on product. then making sure you use a sealant.:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xa3GpmKax1I&spfreload=10
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Re: Oxidized headlights.....what product to use??

Postby Brunsy3.0 » Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:32 pm

I just finished my headlights using the turtle wax restoration kit. Some of the blemishes on the light were deeper than the polishing pads could buff out so against all my instincts used some sandpaper to cut into it and then used the polishing pads and seemed to work a treat clear as. The sealant wipes they include seem to have left the light clear but i can still see the wipe marks and am hoping these will dissipate when it has fully dried. Fingers crossed i haven't completely ruined anything
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Re: Oxidized headlights.....what product to use??

Postby Kesh » Sun May 10, 2015 12:39 am

I'd either use a heavy cutting compound on a heavy cutting pad. Or 2000 grit wet and try then a finishing polish!
A couple of tips.
Most important thing is to not press too hard on the sandpaper. Almost glide it through, let the abrasiveness of the paper do the work, not your pressure. It will more sanding to get the oxidisation off, but you'll be saving much more timing with the polishing in the end. You also want to cross hatch, so go up and down a few strokes, then go side to side when you sand!
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