headlight restoration - Nissan Versa Forums
Detailing & Restoration Tips & Tricks on how to keep your Versa looking new

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 Old 07-20-2009, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 3,417
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
headlight restoration

What do you guys recommend to use for headlight restoration? I read about Meguiars, 3M, Turtle Wax and a few others. Basically, I have a 97 Sentra GXE (my dad's) and I want to get rid of the cloudy, yellow headlights.
Hschlick84 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 07-20-2009, 11:30 AM
Level V Member
 
deaftosociety's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Rock Hill, S.C.
Posts: 452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to deaftosociety Send a message via Yahoo to deaftosociety
3m is the way to go man

VersaMG08 They break down their new members and mold them into other NICO clones, it's an endless cycle. If you don't obey, either blend in or get recycled.
deaftosociety is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 07-20-2009, 12:46 PM
Level VI Member
 
robj80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: central, CT
Posts: 3,272
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 124 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Do you really need a restoration already?

I have heard good things about something called plastiX or something like that. I do believe it is 3M.


205,125 miles when she was given away
35 mpg last tank


̶w̶a̶i̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶h̶e̶r̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶d̶i̶e̶ ̶s̶o̶ ̶I̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶b̶u̶y̶ ̶a̶ ̶t̶r̶u̶c̶k̶,̶ ̶b̶u̶t̶ ̶s̶h̶e̶ ̶w̶o̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶d̶i̶e̶ She didn't die but I bought the truck anyway!!
robj80 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 Old 07-21-2009, 01:19 AM
Level VI Member
 
localnemesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 927
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ive seen those things too and i want to try it but i want to know why did it turn yellow at the first place so it can be prevented because fixing it wouldnt solve the problem if it will turn yellow again after a few months hehehehehehhehe
localnemesis is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 07-21-2009, 04:53 PM
Level II Member
 
BlueMango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 91
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Meguiars is nice. It works really well if you get the ball that goes on the electric drill. Makes things quick and easy.
BlueMango is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 07-23-2009, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 3,417
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Bought the Meguiar's headlight restoration kit today.
Hschlick84 is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 07-25-2009, 12:11 PM
Level VI Member
 
AusTiida's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Australia
Posts: 867
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
PlasticX is friggen magic stuff.

Why did they go yellow? Globes. What globes you running? Cheaper globes don't have good UV protection so they do in fact 'burn' your lenses from the inside, hence the yellowing plastic.

Hyundai's are synonymous for it as they use crap plastic that has poor UV protection. Probably worse for us down under as its friggen roasting here :P
AusTiida is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 07-29-2009, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 3,417
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
They've been stock ones the entire time. I told my dad to put some Sylvania Silverstar Ultra's in his Sentra. Been in for about a couple months, but that's not the cause of the yellowing. I believe it could be the intense UV sunlight we get in Colorado and the 5,280 ft altitude.

After they're cleaned with the restoration kit, they appear to be much clearer now.
Hschlick84 is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 07-30-2009, 02:00 AM
Level II Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
oxidization causes the yellow....
nodes is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome