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Post by Jim W on Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:54 pm

Anyone know where you can buy the liquid coating to apply to headlights to make it like new....saw it on TV the other day?

Thanks in advance

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Post by DonPito on Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:23 pm


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Post by CheenaGringo on Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:17 pm

Auto Zone?

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Post by Jim W on Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:32 pm

Thanks guys, I'll check it out!
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Post by sparks on Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:36 pm

My experience with plastic lenses

I read the procedures on the Internet but my first attempt was only with rubbing compound and it did not even begin to remove the rough plastic. Yesterday I stopped by a ferreteria (hardware store) and picked up a sheet of the recommended 1500 grit wet/dry sand paper (lija).

http://sparksmex.blogspot.mx/2010/08/mexican-sun-oxidized-your-headlights.html
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Post by DonPito on Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:14 pm

Sandwiched between e-mails asking for financial aid for stranded travelers whom I don't know in London, I got this tip for shining up headlights:

Use plain old toothpaste, and your partner's toothbrush and shine away. This will eliminate the fogging on the headlight lens and restore them to new condition.

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Post by Jim W on Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:31 pm

DonPito wrote:Sandwiched between e-mails asking for financial aid for stranded travelers whom I don't know in London, I got this tip for shining up headlights:

Use plain old toothpaste, and your partner's toothbrush and shine away. This will eliminate the fogging on the headlight lens and restore them to new condition.


Thanks for idea DonPito....hopefully my wife won't see this post...as I will try it LMAO
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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:20 am

The kid in front of Superlake is still waiting for you...........jaja.
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Post by Zedinmexico on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:34 am

Jim you are up north now I think. They have a kit with a ball that fits
in your drill and various levels of compound to polish your lights to like
new. Pick up one they work great. I think mothers has one.

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Post by Jim W on Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:16 am

CanuckBob wrote:The kid in front of Superlake is still waiting for you...........jaja.


Bob, He chased me down the day before we left.....Deb still had the super crew. jejeje Blackeye
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Post by Jim W on Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:17 am

Zedinmexico wrote:Jim you are up north now I think. They have a kit with a ball that fits
in your drill and various levels of compound to polish your lights to like
new. Pick up one they work great. I think mothers has one.

Z


Thanks Zed.
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Post by HelperGuy on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:40 am

I came out of Farmacia Guadalajara last year and the kid was offering to polish my headlights; he showed me how foggy and scratched they were. I was stunned. There is nothing on this planet that can do that to headlights except a person with a steel brush and a can of rubbing compound. I shoulda beat the crap out of him.

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Post by CheenaGringo on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:53 am

HelperGuy:

Sorry to disagree but blowing sand can do a real number on headlights! Clouded or scratched headlights are a real issue in the desert SW and I have certainly experienced similar conditions driving in Mexico. Then again, a clever entrepeneur can encourage business opportunities.

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Post by HelperGuy on Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:20 pm

Sure it can, but I made no trips like that, but I really do mean there's no way anything else could have made scratches like these. And they went from clean to scratched, just like that. Not on any of my wildest trips that sand could ever make those kind of long scratch marks, unless I had been driving through Steel Wool Valley.

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Post by Mainecoons on Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:15 pm

You don't need anything special. Colgate extra whitening toothpaste on the end of a rag and rub very hard and thorough, adding water as you need it. It will take several passes but I did this to restore plastic covers on RV headlights that were totally fogged over. Worked like a champ.

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Post by Jim W on Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:13 pm

Mainecoons wrote:You don't need anything special. Colgate extra whitening toothpaste on the end of a rag and rub very hard and thorough, adding water as you need it. It will take several passes but I did this to restore plastic covers on RV headlights that were totally fogged over. Worked like a champ.


Thanks MC, When I couldn't find the advertised product, searched google and found that to be the asnwer, plus buy some 1000 wet n dry paper, followed by wax with a buffer! Should do the job, can't wait to try it when we return! Beer
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Post by Jim W on Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:34 pm

I FOUND IT cheers It's called Detail Doctor, price is $14.99...... www.getdetaildoctor.com Unfortunately, they take up to 30 days to ship! scratch
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Post by CheenaGringo on Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:55 pm

Jim:

If this is still about your headlights, you are making things way too difficult! Any AutoZone, O'Reilly's, NAPA, CARQUEST, PEP Boys, etc should have a number of different kits or options to pick from.

RE: You comment about my new avatar
This is a photo of Chopper, the new baby rhino at the Rio Grande Zoo. He was about 250lbs in that photo and is now the hit of the zoo as the new kid on the block.

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Post by slainte39 on Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:03 pm

A 250 lb. baby?....sure hope the delivery was via a C-section. lol!

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Post by CheenaGringo on Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:17 pm

He was 132lbs at birth. When he was put on display on Feb. 16th, he was 15 weeks old and weighed about 500lbs.

More info: http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark/zoo/exhibits/africa/rhinos

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Post by slainte39 on Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:24 pm

Undoubtedly on a GMO diet. Nothing could grow or gain that fast on a normal diet. When will he be old enough to attend "charging school kindergarten"?

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Post by CheenaGringo on Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:34 pm

"When will he be old enough to attend "charging school kindergarten"?"

Haven't heard but I will put in a request with Kathy to ask that question at the next facility staff meeting in 9 days. I would bet that the handlers may start giving him a wide berth now that his horn is starting to grow and he is getting up into the heavyweight category.

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Post by CheenaGringo on Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:45 pm

An update: when placing the request for more information on "charging school kindergarten", Kathy informed me that as of the March 6th staff meeting, Chopper was a bit over 630lbs. They have permanently placed him with one of the female rhinos but he hasn't started acting like a rhino yet (whatever that means?).

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Post by Jim W on Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:50 pm

Shit stirring OMG, WTF does a rhino have to do with headlight stuff? Neil, thou shalt not hijack a thread....say it 3 times, and start a new one!

BTW, tried the stuff @ autozone and they didn't work, could a bought a new lense for less than I spent of the lense cleaners! LOL
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Post by CheenaGringo on Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:03 pm

Jim:

Sorry for the hijack!

Had I known that this issue hadn't been resolved, I would have brought down two partially used kits that worked very well and left them for you with CB back on the 19th of Feb. I had partially used each of these kits and never spent more than one hour "clarifying" my headlights with satisfactory results. Mind you one of them required a power drill but I would guess that you as a professional homeowner would have had once of those?

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