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I'm a moron...

While I was out today, I bought some green scotch brite pads.

I noticed while washing my car yesterday that there was a film developing over my headlamps.

I was able to scratch the film off with my fingernail so I figured a good scrubbing and it'll be fine.

Well headlamps are made of clear plastic.

I scrubbed... and I scrubbed, and I scrubbed.

Now, I've worked on machines for nearly a decade.

You would think that I would remember the simple fact that PLASTIC SCRATCHES!!

So after I wiped the soap away my entire headlight looked cloudy. Confused I leaned in and looked at the headlight and bowed my head and groaned as I realized that while I got the film off. My left headlamp is scratched all to fuck.

So in my lapse of sanity, I just cost myself about $150 in damage to my car.

Fuck it, if I'm going to buy headlamps, I might as well buy aftermarket.
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Added: 5 years, 11 months ago
5 years, 11 months ago
toothpaste is a temporary fix to cloudiness... don't know if it will work on scratches.
5 years, 11 months ago
wet and dry? start high down to the stupid grades like p3000 and p5000
5 years, 11 months ago
I second Squeak's recommendation.  You'll likely find those grits of paper someplace that sells auto body equipment.
5 years, 11 months ago
Plastic polish and four oct (0000) grade steel wool, with very light application of the wool.

Search engine this: polishing plastic headlamps

Very good article here: http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/maintenanc...
5 years, 11 months ago
Pledge furnature polish will help the scratched headlight.
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