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Old 02-13-2015
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my local car wash guys tell me they use some kind of bug repellant to polish the headlights,something with DEET in it.
No kidding.
I have not tried it,but they say its great.
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I have a big random orbit polisher that I use with the polishing compounds I use on my cars. Use plent of blue tape to mask off what you don't want polished, it makes a mess. I think you can get the foam pads from detailing supply places on the web for smaller random orbit sanders. I use Autogeek. I think you have to grind/polish off the top layer of the lens to get decent results. I just can't see how wiping on a chemical can do it.
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FWIW I have used Mothers metal polish by hand with some limited success.

If the lens is really bad then sanding with extremely fine sand paper may be required.

3M kit could be the deal after rebate.
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my local car wash guys tell me they use some kind of bug repellant to polish the headlights,something with DEET in it.
No kidding.
I have not tried it,but they say its great.
My mom has always thought DEET was great, but she's a bit biased.
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Smile Simple way to clear old headlight lenses!!

Amazing that it works!!
http://www.wimp.com/restore-foggy-he...ith-bug-spray/
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my local car wash guys tell me they use some kind of bug repellant to polish the headlights,something with DEET in it.
No kidding.
I have not tried it,but they say its great.
After 5 days, the lenses will look bad as they were before.

Note that Deet will ruin automotive paint.

This info has been around for many years and Deet does not work.

Google Deet ruins paint and you will find:

<DEET is a very good solvent and will melt or cause damage to plastic, rubber and paint. Things like acrylic sunglasses, fishing line, watch crystals, finishes on firearms, paint on trucks, or similar materials can be damaged or destroyed if subjected to DEET-based products.>
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Ed,

We just discussed this topic a few days ago
Wanderlodge Owners Group > Takin' it Easy > Under The Awning > Deet melts paint!!
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