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    Off-colour (Yellowy), old looking headlights...how to make look new?

    I've searched the whole forum but to no avail.

    How can 'old, yellowy' looking headlights be made to look new?

    Thanks, guys.

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    wash, clay and polish. If the lens is discoloured on the inside, they will need to be split
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    Quote Originally Posted by gazTD View Post
    wash, clay and polish. If the lens is discoloured on the inside, they will need to be split
    Thanks!
    Any need to sand them down at any point of the process?

    And is it just standard bodywork polish that i need to use, like autoglym etc.?

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    use 2000 wet and dry paper with some good quality compound and a polisher. mine look like they have just come out of the box.

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    i want to do this, i think they have had eyebrows on at some point and they look all yellowy. surely sanding them will scratch them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by arnienemo View Post
    i want to do this, i think they have had eyebrows on at some point and they look all yellowy. surely sanding them will scratch them?
    That's what I would have though
    Sorry, I'm a novice to all of this.

    Coupe John, could you elaborate a bit on this point please?

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    2000wet an Dry them an then Polish them up
    get them looking like new that way I need to do line

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    2000 wet and dry sandpaper is a very smooth type of paper to remove minor marks on paintwork and so on, on your headlights you have alot more tollerance as its plastic and about 5mm thick. all that you will be doing is sanding out the marks back to the better plastic under the yellow colour you have. the compound then shines it back up to the original shine. you will have to use a polisher to get the best result.

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    ull have to be carefull when flatting them not going to mad. if you do it will leave nice big rings, looks almost like a burn through
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    I have done this recently. I made a post on it.
    Here is the link. Good luck on the work.

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...d.php?t=215923

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