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post #1 of 9 Old 11-07-2006, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Renue your old tail light lenses

My old tail light lenses were looking pretty bad and I considered replacing them. Got a wild hair and tried to restore them with some mothers mag polish. Guess what, it works! About 5 minutes on each one and they're like new. I rinsed the dirt and crud out of the inside and I can now see my back-up lights as well. Not a life changing event, but cheaper then spending the bucks on new ones.

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Whats mothers mag polish. Is that the name brand?

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hmmm i've got some of that stuff. ill half to try it out on the old dodge
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What did you use to polish them? By hand or buffer? Do you think it would work on headlights?

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"Mothers" is the brand name. I just used a towel and the polish, did it by hand. It cleaned the oxidation off and aside from the deep scratches they shine like new.

As far as the headlights, I would assume it would work there as well. Although, it might cause swirl marks that could distort your lights. If someone had an old one, maybe try on that first.

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mothers also makes a plastic polish for lenses, works real good with the powerball.
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brake fluid also works.....
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YIKES!!! Don't even mention brake fluid around paint. Preston
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