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Old 03-03-2012
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Default Protect new headlights

hey everyone!

I'm looking for a product to protect the car headlight and taillights.
I'd try to use the showtime detailer but it look like it is not strong enough, or that it is not what the product supposed to do.
is Plastic polish is better?
It says on the box: "Mothers® Plastic Polish will clean, shine and protect" but in the detail guide,
it says: "Plastic polishes are designed to work great on hard plastic lenses, but should be used only when other measures don't help."
so I'm afraid it will be to abrasive and even damaged or scratch the headlights plastics
again the car is new, and the plastics has no scratches at all, what should i use in order to protect them?

thank you car detail experts!
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Old 03-03-2012
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Default Re: Protect new headlights

I have used plastic polish on all my cars from day one.

They look better than new even after several years.

Hope this helps.

Kbshadow
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Old 03-04-2012
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Default Re: Protect new headlights

Thank you kbshadow,
what do you mean by saying "since day one"?
since day one of the car? since it was new?
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Default Re: Protect new headlights

The day I brought them home new I clayed and detailed the cars including the headlights.

It kept them looking new and easier to clean.

Kbshadow

Stockton ca
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Old 03-05-2012
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Thanks again kbshadow.

Without disregard,
Anyone else has experience with this product?
(On new cars of course)
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Plastic Polish is fine for routine use to protect lenses.
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Niro

Here is a photo of my headlights.

I use Mothers Plastic on them every other month or so.

Did it from the first day I got it new and it is 6 years old now.

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Default Re: Protect new headlights

Plastic Polish is part of my 'arsenal' of products I use consistently.

All major workups include this on all lenses front and rear.

Admitted, my car was not new when we got it, but I've been using it for more than 6 years now.

I apply with terry cloth and remove with Microfibre.

Same results as for the image kbshadow has there.

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Also after polishing use a wax like you would for the paint.
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