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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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I got a set of used headlights to replace the ghetto aftermarket ones on my Mustang.
As you can see they are cloudy but not that bad.
Was looking for some recommendations on cleaning/restore kits. Not sure if I really need one of the kits with sandpaper and drill attachments etc.

Thanks!
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Walmart Auto dept has offered a headlight restore service for a while. They charge $30 to do it around here. Came out decent on a project I was doing with headlights I didn't really care about but they also didn't mess up. Check out if the Wally in your area does it.

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I used this 3M headlight restoration kit with two different vehicles, I recommend it.
Yes, you will need a drill.

First get toothpaste and a bunch of wet wipes, rub in toothpaste in circular motion and then rinse off.

Then use the headlight restoration kit.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-39008-Head...95993833&psc=1

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I got a set of used headlights to replace the ghetto aftermarket ones on my Mustang.
As you can see they are cloudy but not that bad.
Was looking for some recommendations on cleaning/restore kits. Not sure if I really need one of the kits with sandpaper and drill attachments etc.

Thanks!
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I used this 3M headlight restoration kit with two different vehicles, I recommend it.
Yes, you will need a drill.

First get toothpaste and a bunch of wet wipes, rub in toothpaste in circular motion and then rinse off.

Then use the headlight restoration kit.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-39008-Head...95993833&psc=1
I'll give it a try! I was trying to avoid using a drill because they aren't installed on the car so I'll be working on a bench, thinking they will be hard to hold and work the drill at the same time, I'll figure something out

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I'll give it a try! I was trying to avoid using a drill because they aren't installed on the car so I'll be working on a bench, thinking they will be hard to hold and work the drill at the same time, I'll figure something out
Its best to have the headlights out anyway, cover up any holes so the compound doesn't get into the inside of the headlamp. Put them in a woodworking style bench vise.
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