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headlight glass getting old

Post by surratta » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:52 pm

2003 Golf, lots of life left (I hope), and the headlight glass is gotten dinged up and a little foggy. recondition or replace? if recondition, any specific products that you like?
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Re: headlight glass getting old

Post by Dave Lewis » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:36 pm

Don't you ever watch tv Andrew? Commercials are touting all sorts of reconditioning kits. Never had to use them, Mothers has the complete deal, local autoparts should have what you want.
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Re: headlight glass getting old

Post by Bruce Race » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:13 pm

Hi Andrew...I've used the Mequires headlight kit....works good, doesn't last too long ...maybe a year. Mine were so bad, I sanded with 1500 wet-dry paper first..then polished, they need it again. Darn Jetta!!....15 years old and 215,000 miles.....Bruce

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Post by robbadobba82 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:06 am

Bruce Race wrote:Hi Andrew...I've used the Mequires headlight kit....works good, doesn't last too long ...maybe a year. Mine were so bad, I sanded with 1500 wet-dry paper first..then polished, they need it again. Darn Jetta!!....15 years old and 215,000 miles.....Bruce
What Bruce said, I've also heard of a method using toothpaste but I haven't tried it. I have the Meguiar's kit

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Re: headlight glass getting old

Post by ntsullivan » Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:07 am

I've used 3 different kits on my Focus. They all seem to last about the same.

Consumer Reports says the Sylvania Headlight Restoration Kit is the best and I haven't tried it so this will be the next one. I used the turle wax kit last time so it shouldn't be too much longer.

http://www.amazon.com/Sylvania-HRK-BX-S ... B00429NKWK
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Re: headlight glass getting old

Post by Camaro67racer » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:36 pm

Knowing that the shine doesn't last long after using the headlight resto kit, I looked into options this winter. I don't have experience with this yet, but after I take some of the haze out of my MX-5 lenses with one of the restoration kits, I was planning to cover them with clear Lamin-X film. It is supposed to protect from UV rays, which is one of the causes of the hazing/yellowing. They make pre-cut kits for a lot of cars. I'm hoping this will keep them clear for a lot longer than just the polishing kit does.
http://www.lamin-x.com/Headlight-Film-Covers-s/1815.htm
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Post by ennored » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:48 pm

He said glass....

Are all/any the Golfs of that vintage (Mark IV?) glass? I seem to recall folks buying Hella glass versions and swapping them in?

Looks like you can buy fresh glass lenses:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/99-05-VW-MK4-GO ... del%3AGolf

VW forums are probably the place for better answers.....

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