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    Does anything actually work?

    I've tried everything on different headlights. I've duplicated what I've seen in videos and nothing and I mean nothing has worked. I've tried multiple restoration kits - Don't work. I've tried the 3M product on a cloth up against a hand sander, didn't work. Ive used 400 then 600 then 2000 grit sand paper and wet sanded, the cleaned with alcohol then sprayed clear coat back over the top and then polished that-- didn't work.

    So far the only and I mean ONLY thing that fixes hazed headlights is going on RockAuto.com and ordering new ones.

    So.... what actually works? Or is that a unicorn?

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    Re: Does anything actually work?

    I've had two cars where the fogginess was on the INSIDE of the light!

    Drove me nuts trying to chase that tail...

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    Re: Does anything actually work?

    Most products work if you use the proper technique. Technique is something learned and not always intuitively obvious.

    “If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.”
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    Re: Does anything actually work?

    going from 600 to 2000 grit is a huge jump. might want to put 1000 then 1500 in there. want to make sure youre refining the scratches from the previous grit? get some cheap flat balck paint and spray a guide coat on the lenses. works great.

    a hand sander isnt aggressive enough to do much other than move product around. plus, a cloth doesnt have any cutting power.

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    Re: Does anything actually work?

    Quote Originally Posted by Exoticlean View Post
    I've tried everything on different headlights. I've duplicated what I've seen in videos and nothing and I mean nothing has worked. I've tried multiple restoration kits - Don't work. I've tried the 3M product on a cloth up against a hand sander, didn't work. Ive used 400 then 600 then 2000 grit sand paper and wet sanded, the cleaned with alcohol then sprayed clear coat back over the top and then polished that-- didn't work.

    So far the only and I mean ONLY thing that fixes hazed headlights is going on RockAuto.com and ordering new ones.

    So.... what actually works? Or is that a unicorn?

    It's your technique bruh. Watch more videos on the subject

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    Re: Does anything actually work?

    Would suggest scanning through these links:

    Meguiar's Headlight Restoration Products

    Using Meguiar's G2970 Two Step Headlight Restoration Kit

    Using Meguiar's G2980 Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit w/ new wipe on coating

    We have also restored many headlights at our Thursday Night Open Garages:

    https://meguiarsonline.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?118-Pictures-from-Meguiar-s-Training-Garage-Thursday-Night-Open-Garage-Classes-(TNOG)


    With that said, if you are providing Headlight Restoration as a professional service, I would suggest looking into 3M (our parent companies), Abrasive Disc options:

    3M Festool Total Automotive Sanding System

    Currently the only sanding disc left under the Meguiar's name is our S6F3000, which is the 6" 3000 grit Foam Finishing Disc. We no longer have any 3 inch sanding discs, so we are now referring users to 3M papers, which can be viewed in that above link. I am currently waiting on a shipment of 3M papers for our offices here, we received a bunch of Festool pneumatic tools and rotarys, just waiting on the 3M papers to come in to start testing. I am especially interested in how they work for headlights, but I am sure they are going to work great.
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