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2009 370Z Headlight Discoloring

I recently bought a used 2009 370Z with 42k miles. The only blemish on it seems to be the headlights. I've priced them and they are really expensive. Since everything

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Old 11-18-2016, 02:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently bought a used 2009 370Z with 42k miles. The only blemish on it seems to be the headlights. I've priced them and they are really expensive. Since everything still works inside the lamp is there a way I could buy just the outside coverings to the lamps, get some LED work done while they are cracked open, and reseal the whole thing?

This could potentially save me lots of money. The discoloring is from internal cracking in the middle of the plastic that can't be buffed out on the outside or inside.

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Window cleaner then headlight plastic polish did the trick on mine.
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Get a bottle of "3m headlight restore" works very well.
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Or polish them with toothpaste ... cheapest of all solutions.
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Wet sand with 600-3000 grit sand paper then hit it with a UV protection clear coat. Best and permanent option
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I recently bought a used 2009 370Z with 42k miles. The only blemish on it seems to be the headlights. I've priced them and they are really expensive. Since everything still works inside the lamp is there a way I could buy just the outside coverings to the lamps, get some LED work done while they are cracked open, and reseal the whole thing?

This could potentially save me lots of money. The discoloring is from internal cracking in the middle of the plastic that can't be buffed out on the outside or inside.

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I think you guys missed the part where he said "The discoloring is from internal cracking in the middle of the plastic that can't be buffed out on the outside or inside."
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