I know there's some product that claims to just wipe away the haze... one of those "but WAIT!" infomercials. Wondering if anyone has a possibly homemade way to de-haze headlights? It's not like haze is a DANGER and certaily NOT willing to buy the "but WAIT" stuff.
We just wash our headlights off with a cloth and water....is this haze something other than dust/dirt?
Think it's result of age... 116,000 miles... normal abrasion from driving?? Have tried a few things. Tried rubbing alcohol... initially looked like it worked... didn't help but didn't hurt. KNEW better than try something like acetone. Tried TOOTHPASTE on a SMALL spot... heard/read it's good for cleaning up silver, I think... mildy abrasive... not harm, no foul. Thinking whatever that TV product is must kind fill the microscopic etchings??
I never understood why some cars get it and others don't. We keep our cars a long time and have never had it but I see newer cars with hazy lenses. Go figure.
Anyway, I was reading and some suggested Magic Eraser which is like a mild sand paper. Someone suggested a very fine wet sand paper.
You might try it on a small corner to see if it works.
box of baking soda
tube of white toothpaste
terry cloth towel
Read the above link for baking soda/toothpaste ratio and procedure.
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I'm not sure about homemade cleansers, but my friend just used the commercial product last week and it worked like a charm on hers. It wasn't cheap, I don't think... In the $40 range for a "kit" of some kind. But it did work and was a bargain compared to replacing the lenses. Sorry, I don't know the brand.
$40 is definitely a bargain. Had something pop a hole in a rear tail light. I taped it over to keep water from coming in. A USED relacement over $150... ya have to swap out entire unit.This message has been edited. Last edited by: thatchairlady,
S in law got a product/kit purchased on Ebay. I think it was in the 20 dollar range? Anyway he was able to polish and clear all the haze off one of their Lexis's head lights for about an hours work of time.
DH has tried several cleaners unsucessfully, but not the $40 kit. He just bought new headlights on ebay for $50 and free shipping.
Took a DOllAR STore "magic" eraser to headlights and can see a difference. Will have to see what happens when I seriously go at them later?!?
Thatchairlady, glad to see it worked a little bit. Please post back in a bit to tell us whaT worked and keeps them clean After drying.
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our regular mechanic bought the headlight cleaner kit and routinely uses it on the headlights of the used cars he sells. It works well.
(We LOVE our regular mechanic, and have bought our past 10 vehicles from him.)
It isn't just a matter of cleaning the headlight assembly, the kit removed the oxidation that forms on/in the plastic.
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Three people I saw with REALLY hazed headlight (common on plastic headlights today and CUTS the light that comes out for you) THEY all (NO exception) told me that they used that TV product (BUT WAIT) and it looked great for a week--like new.
BUT THEN--later it was worse than before they used it so they were really sorry they used it.
If you are not very careful and don't follow the instructions to the letter you can do more damage than good. Ask on line and there are really good step by step instructions. Or go to your local garage - it is labor intensive so it costs $60+ for them to do it.
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