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    headlight scratches/cracks remedy

    the top part of my headlights seem to be covered in a fine mesh of cracks or abrasions (giving them a slightly matte appearance)
    does anyone have any idea what causes this and if/how it can be remedied?

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    no one else at all had this problem? if i can remember where i left my camera i'll get a pic up, otherwise i guess i'll break out the polishing compound at the weekend and hope for the best.

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    My drivers side seems to have the exact same problem so I would also be grateful to hear any suggestions for this

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    get some cutting compound from halfords for £4, screwfix do a polishing pad that fits into a battery drill, wet the pad and headlight, add some compound and buff the headlight all over make sure you keep it wet, add more water and buff again, let it dry a little then just wipe off with a microfibre cloth! they come up like new, i was going to buy two new ones as mine had gone really cloudy. 20 mins work and £10 later, job done....






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    What u mean battery drill? A normal drill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by webbo gsi View Post
    get some cutting compound from halfords for £4, screwfix do a polishing pad that fits into a battery drill, wet the pad and headlight, add some compound and buff the headlight all over make sure you keep it wet, add more water and buff again, let it dry a little then just wipe off with a microfibre cloth! they come up like new, i was going to buy two new ones as mine had gone really cloudy. 20 mins work and £10 later, job done...
    Looks like I'll be cracking out the elbow grease at the weekend then!

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    battery drill! Not a mains 240v. They would spin too fast. You need something thats got a soft start, and doesnt spin at 3500rpm. A battery drill will spin between 800 to 1400rpm depending on the make. If your at all unsure then do it by hand. It will just take a lot longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Messsy View Post
    What u mean battery drill? A normal drill?
    a drill that runs on a battery perhaps?
    no reason it has to be a battery drill. just about any drill these days has a variable speed trigger, just dont go at it full speed and you should be alright.

    i'll give it a go over the weekend. got a polishing bit for my dremel that i havent used yet, i'll see how i get on with that and if not then theres always the old school method

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