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      05-04-2022, 07:36 PM   #1
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Scratched headlight

So I bought my car with a rubbed headlight… it's not like a deep scratch with like a key. More like a scuff mark. Any thoughts on getting this out?
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Several ways, but it will require you to follow up with clear coat, so that it does NOT turn yellow:

Option 1: Use Random orbiter with polish (here)
Option 2: Use Random orbiter with plastic polish (here)
Option 3: Headlight Restoration Kit (here)

Note: I only provided examples in the "here" hyperlinks above..you can choose to use less expensive products. Technique is more important than the brand name of the product....but Option 3 already includes the "clear-coat" wipes, which I found to really work...
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      05-18-2022, 04:09 PM   #3
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Body shops here in Denver will restore headlights for pretty cheap. If you have a shop you like, it might be worth reaching out to them. I use an independently owned shop that has done fantastic work for me in the past. They start at $45 for restoration. I've yet to use the service, but I certainly will in the next couple of months to repair my Acura.
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