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Old 08-10-2010, 10:25 PM
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I might look into some kind of UV protectant - it can't be that expensive and may save the headlights so they don't have to be redone so often?
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I have been using a product call plast-x polish, that works really well. It's available at autozone. I use it for the motorcycle screens and such, it works.
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Any long-term effects from one of the protectant films? Matt? John?

So I made an attempt to polish the GX headlights a few weeks back, using the Mother's kit, the results were not good. These lenses were really yellow though, just too far gone, fubar'd. The PC plastic feels a little soft even.

For Xmas the got new headlights. Installed those today. But now thinking I should get some kind of protecting film- as these are literally as good as they're going to get right now. Install requires removing the bumper, plus a few other bits.
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It must have really pained you to put that stock bumper back on

Is that the first time you've ever taken a stock bumper off and didn't put a heavy duty one back in its place?
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It must have really pained you to put that stock bumper back on

Is that the first time you've ever taken a stock bumper off and didn't put a heavy duty one back in its place?
Possibly.. yes the thought definitely crossed my mind, was halfway to an ARB install.
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I've always used clear bra over lights. It hold up to the heat just fine and when it yellows just replace it.
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Any long-term effects from one of the protectant films? Matt? John?

So I made an attempt to polish the GX headlights a few weeks back, using the Mother's kit, the results were not good. These lenses were really yellow though, just too far gone, fubar'd. The PC plastic feels a little soft even.

For Xmas the got new headlights. Installed those today. But now thinking I should get some kind of protecting film- as these are literally as good as they're going to get right now. Install requires removing the bumper, plus a few other bits.
The only way I have been able to bring back headlights as far gone as yours is to wet sand and polish them. Just for kicks you should spray some bug repellent on a good paper towel or cloth and see what that does. You might be surprised.
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I have used 1000, 3000, then Flitz polish on a drill with buffer on it. Tape everything off and go to town for 20-30 minutes. The key is sealing them up with a UV protector, I usually use some high quality wax and forgetaboutit!
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I'm done doin Al's on her Jetta. dropping $$ on new lenses next. There's somebody doing just lens replacements on the later model plastic lens jettas so it makes it easier, $89 rather than hundreds for an OEM light assembly.

The ones on there now yellow in a matter of months and now I can't get them perfect anymore, it's just annoying. I tried several products including ones with UV protectants.
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Bug spray with 20% Deed works awesome. Add a little toothpaste and they look brand new!
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