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VolvoLatAm 09-18-2022 04:24 PM

Cleaning up front side indicator lenses and tail lights
 
What material are the Bosch and Hella 240 tail lights made from originally?
What material are plastic turn signals made from?
--are they polycarbonates or acrylics or something else?
https://www.eplastics.com/blog/chemi...lic-plexiglass

Besides soap and water, I plan to remove exterior lens superficial scratches and already have read that diluted ip alcohol can crack, distort, and cloud plastic tail lights even in small amounts.

Any exterior plastic polish recommendations?

hessam69 09-18-2022 04:31 PM

Nothing beats buying new lights. Age and sun damage can possibly be unfixable

VolvoLatAm 09-18-2022 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hessam69 (Post 6287020)
Nothing beats buying new lights. Age and sun damage can possibly be unfixable

you surely can buy new lights and have superficial scratches

hessam69 09-18-2022 04:59 PM

True, but I believe in your case the aging, cracked, faded, brittle plastic would be a much more noticeable eyesore than light almost invisible scratches on new units, if there are even any new lamps with scratches

It's up to you and how much you wish to spend I guess

VolvoLatAm 09-18-2022 05:13 PM

https://imgur.com/a/4R5JApF

142 guy 09-18-2022 05:19 PM

Some buffing compound will remove the scratches and surface haze. Some Meguiar's 105 and a DA buffer will work wonders. If you need even more shine finish up with M 205. If the surface is really far gone you can start off with some 400 or 600 wet grit.

VolvoLatAm 09-18-2022 05:42 PM

anybody ever try this out: https://www.amazon.com/Novus-7100-Pl...ustomerReviews

TestPoint 09-18-2022 06:26 PM

I have used 1500 and 2000 grit w/d paper on plastic with good success. Followed up with a plastic polish as you link to. Looks like new.

Fa182 09-18-2022 06:26 PM

Maybe this helps

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