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Old 08-24-2012, 12:03 PM
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Anybody heard of cleaning headlight lens with brake fluid? A guy showed me today on my my wifes 2001 Malibu worked good. Cleared them up good were real dirty.
 
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:16 PM
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I personally wouldn't use brake fluid on plastic...

Use some rubbing compound instead.
 
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:29 PM
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spray it with quick detail spray, let it sit for a while (5-10 mins) then rub it off..

Works great
 
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:20 PM
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You guys ever try it? I would not use it on my Monte but it worked great on the Malibu.
 
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:43 PM
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Never tried it, but if brake fluid can damage paint, I sure wouldn't use it for anything other than being brake fluid. Try googling it to see if anybody else has had good results.
 
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I wet sand then compound and polish it out.



 
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:45 PM
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what process do you use jonny?
 
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Mask off around the lense to prevent un-needed scratches. Wetsand 1000 grit, 1500grit (optional) , compound, polish, Re-evaluate the lense. If still defective maybe a lower grit then repeat.

LOL mitch pretty much what we did to half your car.
 

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Old 08-25-2012, 01:10 AM
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wow, before and after looks amazing. I'd be scared to try any abrasives though, I'd f-it up somehow....... great results.
 

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