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 Post subject: Headlight glass
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 6:57 am 
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Morning all searching for a product that will remove the kind of plaque from the top of my h/l glass funny that it is only on the top. Tried the toothpaste trick no good. Thinking of using the product we use to clean the oven glass top.


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 Post subject: Re: Headlight glass
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 7:09 am 
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upvc cream cleaner great stuff like a fine rubbing compound
https://www.toolstation.com/pvcu-cream- ... %20cleaner

some times you have to use wet and dry first then the compound , i have had to do this on 3 cars now best is if you remove them and use a buffing tool once done you can lacquer them to protect from uv light
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrlIhRea8u8


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 Post subject: Re: Headlight glass
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:12 am 
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Is it definitely on the outside? I know that it usually is, but on another car forum entirely, there was someone who'd tried his best to get his headlamps refurbished only to eventually find out that the fogging was on the inside. I'm just wondering because that would explain why the toothpaste didn't work.


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 Post subject: Re: Headlight glass
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 11:47 am 
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Thanks guys no idea where to buy that product here, Amazon or Ebay maybe? Still give it a try. I know it's outside on the top, both sides. Can scrape it with my fingernail.
Funny l've never got TUV knock about it. Never tried the toothpaste with the tool he's using though.
Just a toothbrush. Saved the video to watch later Thanks.
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 Post subject: Re: Headlight glass
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 12:29 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Headlight glass
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 12:56 pm 
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as said farecla
i use it after rubbing lights down by hand with 1200 then 2000 wetndry and soapy water depending how bad they are
then farecla but you do need a buffer
when buffing cover up screen and scuttle so white specs dont get on it as they can be a pain to remove once dried


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 Post subject: Re: Headlight glass
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 7:44 pm 
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Glutton for punishment here: I've cleared up loads of light lenses in the past. I have used a buffer for it but, honestly, with a bit more time and plenty of elbow grease, I found doing it manually was just as effective.

Post-cleaning UV protection is also important (unless you want them to deteriorate again quickly). Lacquer is one way as bugsb said, but there are a few sealants on the market.


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 Post subject: Re: Headlight glass
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 1:38 pm 
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Thanks for your help guys. Found Farecia G3 on Amazon only 25€ inc. On Ebay 13.45€ inc.
Whilst searching l thought, why not ask Chris my body shop friend? They have the skills for this kind of thing and I for don't. And what do I do with the rest of stuff left over.


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 Post subject: Re: Headlight glass
PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 12:28 pm 
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Just use white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda....mix to a paste and rub ...will remove most oxidation of the plastic cost 5p if you have it in the cupboard £1 from tesco if you don't.


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 Post subject: Re: Headlight glass
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 9:04 am 
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More shopping today l guess, thanks.


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