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    NICK0867 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Headlight cleaning

    Just got a used SRX and the headlights have a little yellow tint to them. Any ideas how to clean them.

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    Re: Headlight cleaning

    Sand them down with fine grit sandpaper, starting at 400 and going progrssively finer. Once that's done, there's some special brew that members on here wipe over the lenses to make them last long. Works great.

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    Re: Headlight cleaning

    Let's move this to SRX instead of the general chit-chat Lounge (read the forum banner for what goes in here).

    If you have only slight UV yellowing there's no reason to resort to sandpaper. use one of the headlight lens kits from your local parts store or take a look at www.customchemicalpkg.com

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    Thanks will move

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    Re: Headlight cleaning

    I use 600 grit then 1500. After that some PlasticX polish and a mothers power ball. Follow up with lens sealer (to slow down the process of yellowing again), also sold at auto parts stores.

    Or you can also use the wipe on products I guess, just never bothered.


    Headlight lenses yellow and oxidize because the clear coat (UV protectant) wears away. Once you sand the lenses and polish, you will need to do it again every few months or so to keep them looking like new.

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    Re: Headlight cleaning

    Quote Originally Posted by SRXChris View Post
    Once you sand the lenses and polish, you will need to do it again every few months or so to keep them looking like new.
    Curious observation ^^^ ................. I did mine with the CCP kit in about 2006 and 2009 - still dead nuts clear.

    Once again: Why would you resort to aggressive sanding when the OP has stated that he has slight yellowing ??? A 3M polish kit will clean them up in 2 cans of beer and a half hour.

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    Cool thanks I will try the kit first

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