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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:46 pm 
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Hello All, My eldest has this Renault Clio which got an advisary on the MOT last year for "Headlamp covers discoloured".
So I've been looking at polishing compounds as new dealer headlamps are £130 and even after market ones are £80 each. And you have to start by removing the front bumper to get at them. I tried T-cut and clay bar with no improvement.
However I did find this ... ... mplete-kit

O.K. it is expensive but it works really well ! You do need a low-speed electric drill and overalls as the mess goes every where, but is does exactly what it says on the pack. You get a velcro backing pad and successively fine grades of abrasive pad and then polish. It took about 2 1/4 hours to complete the job including washing the car after.
Here are before and after photos.

I wonder if this stuff will work on a scratched windscreen ?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:57 pm 
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I would try toothpaste first, it's good for polishing out scratches
In plastic materials. Smooth white toothpaste works best.

But can't disagree with your results, good to see a product do what it says on the tin.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:10 pm 
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Yes toothpaste is great for the job and a lot cheaper :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:24 pm 
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I've used toothpaste as well, the cheapest own brand value stuff is great, plus your car smells minty fresh afterwards!

Current fleet: Triumph Dolomite Sprint '75, Daihatsu Fourtrak, Honda CG125, Yamaha Fazer 600, Shetland 570

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:32 pm 
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I used Brasso and Silvo on my french rubbish and they both worked nicely :)


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