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Old 04-13-2016, 08:31 AM   #71 (permalink)
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The factory lights in my 04 jetta were looking pretty scabby. I polished them with a (turtle wax product--I think) and less than a year later they were looking pretty scabby again.

Conveniently, or not, I hit a deer and got two new factory headlights, and less than a year later, you can see some kind of surface coating has failed in a patchy pattern. For what they cost, I expected better.

Looks like buffing and sealing are in my future.

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Old 04-13-2016, 08:32 AM   #72 (permalink)
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I use the cone buffer below that attaches to my cordless drill to buff them out.
Then I use the spray on Blue Magic sealer to seal them.

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I wax my car so often any headlight restoration will last indefinitely.

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Some cloth tied to the end of a bent coat hanger can be used to mop up inside. They do get a little bit of dust inside.

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