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YouNeedVPN 4 points ago +4 / -0

Acetone and almost any other plastic eating solvent will clear up headlights. Going to come back with a vengeance if you fail to apply a UV protectant.

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KewMan [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

thanks. I'll find some.

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lolzor21 3 points ago +3 / -0

Are you sure this doesn't leave oil and shit on the plastic? Pretty sure it does, I've always sanded and clearcoated them, usually lasts a few years.

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KewMan [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

I washed the entire truck after cleaning the headlights so any residue was washer away.

Tho someone else here suggested treating them with UV protection...

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80960KA 1 point ago +1 / -0

Or if you're not reaaaaaaaly careful you'll end up with fingerprints and bugs and other crap melted into the surface and you'll have to sand and buff it out anyway.

I've played with solvent polishing plastics but I just skip to the second part now, elbow grease seems to be the optimal way to restore hazed lenses or any other weathered clear plastics. Not that hard or expensive either, just need a pack of finishing grade sandpaper (1000-2500 3M pack is fine), plastic polish for final finishing, and an hour or so to rub it out with soapy water. Spray with UV inhibitor when done and should last about as long as the original factory finish did.

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Nomoralcompass89 3 points ago +3 / -0

Rubbing compound has worked. Supposedly DEET from mosquito spray works as well.

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Wilson 2 points ago +2 / -0

Deet does work, I've tried it

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MW23232 2 points ago +2 / -0

OP - I wanted to see what a UV protectant was, so I looked it up and look what I found. Another Turtle Wax product that supposedly cleans off headlights and has the UV protectant in it. Said elsewhere that this brand lasts 6 mos. to a year.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A9T28S4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=carcarecamp-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00A9T28S4&linkId=aac092ead6cf43f50b3f6860df0a518e

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KewMan [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Interesting... Thanks

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JoeBidensDentures 1 point ago +1 / -0

Wet sand and re-clear is the only true fix.