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I understand that S Types suffer with deposits forming on headlamp lenses.

Some years back when I had Nissan Skyline they suffered the same problem and were very difficult to clean/refurbish. I do remember buying a cream type liquid  which was sold on recommendations as it was used by USA Air Force and NASA. It worked very well. However I cannot remember the name of the product or trace any information on it.

My recently acquire 2.5 V6 Sport is suffering the same problem. I have tried various products the likes of Peeks Silver cleaner which I read had been successful in removing the deposit, but it would not touch mine. Same applies to other things I had read like WD40, Brasso but non of these worked either.

Is there anyone on this Forum that may know the USA product that I referred to or who can give advice on what will remove this deposit. It seems to only affect the upper part of the headlamp lens, which I find unusual as my Skyline used to get the deposit across the whole lens.

Many thanks for taking the time to read this request for advice and looking forward to the information and or suggestions that I am sure will be provided.

Regards, John

 

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Hi, John,

I have not tried it myself but several people have told me tooth paste with baking soda works a treat.

I have used this to remove paint from my fiat when some one scrapped along the side of my car in Tesco`s and it worked

Popular mechanics had an article  in June https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/a10346/how-to-make-your-headlights-shine-like-new-16649941/

Amazon have a range of products Top seems to be Turtle Wax/ 3m.

Sorry I don't know name of American cleaner.

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39 minutes ago, JOE-DOT-COM said:

hi

there factory lacquered, its the lacquer that come off and leave them dull

get a 3m head light restorer kit there just over 20 quid and will make them look brand new, some people reseal them after

cheers

Joe 

Joe

Thanks for the information and advice.

Just out of interest, when you comment that some people reseal the lights after treatment.

Any idea what they use to reseal them?

 

Regards, John

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16 hours ago, JOE-DOT-COM said:

hi

just use a good quality paint lacquer, couple of coats will do the trick

 

video of restoring the headlight 3m kit.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENOvtTqny1A

 

Joe

Many thanks for the advice.

Regards, John

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