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Cataracts

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Theosce, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. Jul 3, 2017 at 11:02 PM
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    Theosce

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    My truck is a 07 and looks like she has cataracts. I'm fine with changing the headlights or having them refinished. What are y'alls recommend replacement parts?
     
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  2. Jul 4, 2017 at 3:26 AM
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    Polish them up and spray clear...? Restores them and easy on the budget.
     
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  3. Jul 4, 2017 at 5:35 AM
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    My local Craig's List always seems to have stock headlights for sale if you want to go that route. I used headflight lens cleaner on my 07 and they ended up looking new.
     
  4. Jul 4, 2017 at 5:38 PM
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    #1 You will get multiple responses expounding some concoction you can wipe on to make them look like new.
    #2 You will spend hours and elbow grease employing these recommendations.
    #3 You will end up buying replacement headlights after all.

    skip #2. You're welcome.
     
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  5. Jul 4, 2017 at 7:50 PM
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    That is so easy to take care of if you just invest a little time wet sanding then polishing. They'll look like new and save you a sh*t ton of money. Once you've done it you'll ask why didn't I do this sooner it's so easy.
     
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  6. Jul 4, 2017 at 8:23 PM
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    I've done headlight restoration on multiple old vehicles and it's always been very successful. I used Mother's NuLens (I love almost all of the Mother's products) and my trusty Ridgid combo drill on my old `99 Suburban and the headlights looked like new.

    It cost me ~$20 and I've used that kit on multiple cars.

    Do it right and it works. I promise!

    ETA: Found a pic - the top lights are the headlights and have been restored. They look blurry because the lenses are ridged inside to act as a light diffuser.

    The bottoms have yet to be restored in this image. Big difference, as I'm sure you can see.

    This was $20 and about 90 minutes of work, including removing and reinstalling the headlight assemblies.

    2016-01-29 05.41.24.jpg
     
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  7. Jul 4, 2017 at 8:25 PM
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    I agree - the Mother's kit I mentioned has a buffing compound and a few different grit sanding wheels, then a buffing wheel. Take your time and don't rush things and you'll end up with headlights that look new.
     
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  8. Jul 4, 2017 at 9:27 PM
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