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Protecting Light Lenses

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ok, i am back with more quandaries.

after you've polished the headlight/foglight lens, what can you do to keep it from hazing. if i had known i was scratching off the protective coating, i would have just left them alone. what a dork i am.

i really don't look forward to repolishing them every few months. aaaaaaaaaah!

the auto supply store here says they can order me a film to put on top of it, but i wanted something more integral.

if i seal it with that klasse stuff, would that keep it from getting scratched? probably a pipe dream.

thanks for your help.

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There's a product called "Plexus" that does a great job of maintaining clean headlamp lanses.

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thank you. that's good news.

did you already have scratches/hazing on your lenses? if so, does this plexus thing keep it clear for more than 6 months?

i've heard that with everything else, it's repolish every 2-3 months.

if i had just left it alone insted of nitpicking over couple of microscopic chips.

thanks.

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Steve,

I polished ie sealed them with Poorboys and they seem to be doing fine. And it takes no time at all to do this.

Mike

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hey, there, ticman. as with my earlier question, did you remove any hazing before you polished them or were they in good (original) shape?

i think they do ok with anything if you haven't scratched off the hardcoating, but once you've scraped the coating off, i don't know if polishing or waxing or whatever will last any longer than couple of months.

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Mine are new, but I've used Novus to polish my Explorer's lights, and the Plexus maintains it well.

Mike, I also put the Poorboys on the lights.

Amanda, what did you use to polish the lamps that clouds back up again so fast?

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hi, steve. the lenses haven't clouded up yet. i used 2000 grit wetdry sand paper (because i am a ninny) then polished it with bluemagic plastic/plexiglass cleaner. it looks pretty good now but i do see a slight film/opulescence when i look at it from an angle. i think it's from some petroleum in the plexiglass cleaner. i guess i should have used gloves.

anyway, what i understand is, i have scratched off the scratch-resistant hardcoating and i believe it. so it should soon scratch/haze up. so i would like to find a preventative product

is that novus stuff so much better than this plexiglass cleaner. it seemed pretty good to me.

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Yeah order some Novus, its great stuff. Novus and Plexus are designed for Aviation, they're used to clean those plexiglass windows and such.

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