ATF to de-fog your faded plastic headlights

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ATF to de-fog your faded plastic headlights

Postby M20_fever » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:54 am

Well, I heard about this a while back and have been dying to try it. I replaced the housings on my Passat, and had the old, faded/foggy housings sitting around so I figured it was a perfect opportunity to test the rumor.

Note: I believe this only works on plastic lenses, so not applicable to our e30s, but from e36 on it should work.

Here is what I started with:
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and here is the result:
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Pretty good results for about 15 seconds worth of work. Granted, its not perfect, but a lot better. I'll put these outside and see how they weather, call it an experiment. I'll leave the other one as it was and see how long it takes the treated one to get back to matching the untreated.
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Re: ATF to de-fog your faded plastic headlights

Postby ten2doyle102 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:54 pm

Nice job on the headlights! However, I was quickly distracted by the 2" of stud you have sticking out of your wheels... :)
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Re: ATF to de-fog your faded plastic headlights

Postby Yoshi » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:55 pm

I'm interested in how long this will last. If it lasts 6 months, it's almost worth it. I'd still rather go at it with the real sandy/gritty stuff to get it to last for half a decade.
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Re: ATF to de-fog your faded plastic headlights

Postby M20_fever » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:06 pm

if it lasts 3 months it's worth it considering it literally took 15 seconds.

Matt, quit checking out my studs!
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Re: ATF to de-fog your faded plastic headlights

Postby ten2doyle102 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:38 am

I can't help myself... :)
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Re: ATF to de-fog your faded plastic headlights

Postby Ryki » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:25 pm

God I love those wheels.... What length studs do you have? Oh! The headlights look better for that little of work!
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Re: ATF to de-fog your faded plastic headlights

Postby M20_fever » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:08 am

Studs are 90mm race kit from Motorsport Hardware. You guys are missing the point of this thread, lol. Guess I should have just posted pics of my car, haha.

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Re: ATF to de-fog your faded plastic headlights

Postby Ryki » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:28 pm

When I can touch it or follow it on the track yes, but this will do. Still drooling over your wheels!

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