I bought a 3M kit at my local automotive store. It has 4 different grades of sanding and polishing. My headlight lenses look like brand new now. When I started with the first two grades, it looked like the lights were ruined (as the store clerk advised me that I would see, but not to worry). By the time I got to the polishing compound with soft pad (easily attached to any drill motor) they looked crystal clear. Put in some silver star replacement bulbs too. Night vision greatly improved. About $15 for my kit. Polished my trucks' lights and the wifes lights too. A coat of UV protective car polish helps keep the lenses clear (so the instruction sheet says).What product? My lights are so dirty you can't see the bulbs. Figure it's only a matter of time til they fail annual PA inspection.
I made a chart using the required / recommended maintenance from the OM, and IC experts' suggestions, listing by mileage (155k, 160k, etc) what I need to have done. Helpful reminder for a forgetful old guy.
I'm a dinosaur when it comes to uploading info like a photo. So here's a description of what I did:That may something nice to share with the rest of us forgetful people.
Dinosaur me likes plug in corded drills. :biggrin:Revitalized the headlights.
Bought the 3M Headlight Restoration Kit with the 500, 800, 1200 grit sanding disks and other buffers. They attach to the drill. Then you go to town!...Until your rechargeable battery on the drill dies. Then you wait an hour for it to charge. And you sand and buff again. Then you recharge the battery again. Then you buff some more.
Finally, after the rubbing compound...Your headlights look brand new!
The kits cost about $20 and there is a $5 rebate on them right now. Also on sale at PepBoys Auto Parts.