Headlight lens repair - scratch removal
My '02 3er had some pretty dinged-up headlight lenses. I went to Autozone and got their headlight lens repair kit which consists of 4 pieces of wet/dry sandpaper, ranging from 1000 grit up to 2500 grit, rubber gloves, some clear plastic polish and a soft polishing cloth. I followed the directions percisely, starting with the soaked 1000 grit on the dings and sanding in one direction and working my up to 2500 grit.
By the time I got to the 2500, I had spent a good 1/2 hour sanding and re-wetting, the lenses. The last step is to polish out the tiny scratches left by the sandpaper with the polish and cloth. I did this last step 4-5 times, but the lenses are still foggy and hazy. WHAT GIVES?! I tried another polish that I purchased previously (Mother's clear plastic polish and scratch removal) 2x and it still looks a bit foggy.
My question is HOW DO I GET THE LENSES TO LOOK TOTALLY CLEAR AGAIN? I am getting jelous every time I see another bimmer out there with nice new-looking headlights.....