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Hi.

Probably better suited for the "Detailing" forum, but what the hey....

In the aviation field, dealing with acrylic windscreen deterioration is a battle, with the consequences being much more expensive than a headlamp lens.

This company makes a great line of plastic restoration products, including a automobile headlamp kit.

The package directions are very straight forward. It takes around 20 minutes to do a headlamp. Very easy job, and really "spiffs" up the look of your car, all for a whopping 20 bucks. I think the kit should do at least 10 lenses (my estimate).
 

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throw in four H7 65watt rally bulbs from Daniel Stern Lighting Consultancy and Supply and you are all set.
Once again thanks for the write up:thumbsup:
my method is a home made kit and starts with much finer wet paper.It appears the kit you found does a very nice job.
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Thanks for another entry to the DIY thread, G-AMG. I was lucky enough to get mine done for free by some kind folks at a body shop while they were fixing some other stuff. But yours is almost that easy. ;)

Take care and enjoy the better-lit ride,
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I just did mine, no kit, just 800, 1000, 1500 and 2000 grits sand papers. For buffing, I use the scratch off (from Wally World) and a rotary buffer. I was not expecting it to turn out so good as my lenses were hazing and quite yellowish. Any how, here's the result:
 

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Hey Jeff!

WOW, looks as good as new!!
 

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Hey Jeff!

WOW, looks as good as new!!
Thanks, just follow the diyer's footstep. Since I was on a roll, I actually spent a few more hours to wash and hand wax my car for the 1st time in years. And now it does look a lot shinier overall. Maybe Leatherique will be next but time is tight for me with these beautification projects.

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Very Nice Result!

And your link says "Guaranteed For LIFE!"... Can't beat that.

May I ask how much it set you back? ($$).
 

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I used the 3M kit on the E55 AMG a few weeks ago. It really worked well. I did not take any "before" pictures but there is a big difference. Harbor Freight had the kit for $20 and with the 20% off coupon, it has $16. Well worth it. On the ML 320, I used sandpaper- ending with 2000 grit and a polish and sealer. It worked okay but not as good as the 3M kit. I did add the sealer as the last step after using the 3M kit.
 

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crystal view still looks good after almost 3 months.
 

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I used the Meguiars Headlight Restoration Kit :
I'm not sure if it's because the headlights are really worn out (oxydized), but the meguiars product doesn't last long (not even a day in the sun).

Although their other products are really very good, i'm not impressed by this one, yet I also know as a fact, that Benz use a thicker glass than "common" cars do, which makes it even harder to restore.
 

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I used the Meguiars Headlight Restoration Kit :
I'm not sure if it's because the headlights are really worn out (oxydized), but the meguiars product doesn't last long (not even a day in the sun).

Although their other products are really very good, i'm not impressed by this one, yet I also know as a fact, that Benz use a thicker glass than "common" cars do, which makes it even harder to restore.
Get Crystal View for about $20. Near perfect and it lasts. forget the rest of the useless products. trust me on this.
 
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