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      05-05-2013, 03:43 PM   #1
Tim B.

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Headlight cleaner kit.....worth it?

I was just wondering if it's worth getting a headlight cleaner kit, such as Diamondite(ex: about $40 at autogeek) or can I use something I already have to polish the headlights? I have lots of polishes and pads, and a drill and orbital. This is for my wife's 2007 Acura MDX. Her lights are pretty cloudy. Just wondering if I can try something else, rather than spring for a kit that i'll probably only use once
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      05-05-2013, 08:32 PM   #2
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Yes they work pretty well. My everyday E39 headlights were in bad shape, purchased the 3M kit and it cleaned it up very well
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      05-06-2013, 01:26 PM   #3

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To me they are nothing but a waste of money.... If you already have detailing materials here is what i do.

-Wet sand headlights with 2500 grit sandpaper
-Wash / Dry / Mask
-2 passes with Manzerna SIP (orange pad)
-2 passes with Manzerna Final polish (green Pad)
-LSP of your choice

You will have brand new looking headlights.
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      05-06-2013, 08:19 PM   #4
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I've had excellent results with the 3M kit
My wife's former Volvo xc90 had yellowed headlights
Used the kit, and the headlights looked brand new, for over 2 years , till we sold it
I think it's $23 at advanced auto parts or autozone
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      05-06-2013, 08:43 PM   #5
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Depends how new you want them to look. I went all the way down to 300 with mine. Be prepared if you go that deep, use extra elbow grease cuz ull wear that mutha out!
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      05-08-2013, 12:58 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies guys........I may just go get the 3M kit & give it a shot.
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