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Old 12-11-2004, 06:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The plastic covers in front of the headlights on my 1998 528i are pretty hazy/dull.
Is there any type of polish to get out the minor scratches?
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There is a DIY for this. ... They recommend wetsanding the fogs, then going to town on them with compound, polish, and then wax.

When I had mine (which were in very good condition) I used Mothers Sealer/Glaze and it did a good job of hiding any marks on them.
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There are a few ways to do this. First you can try using Mothers Plastic polish and that will get rid of most of the problem.

If that doesn't work, use some 2000 grit sandpaper to Wetsand it and then use an aluminum polish over the plastic(yes, an aluminum polish)

The second way will work excellent but then you will start noticing you will have to polish them with the Mothers every 6 months or so.
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Plexus. It's a plastic cleaner that I found at a Harley shop I used to work at. It's used to clean the plastic windsheilds of Harley's and won't scratch.
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I remeber this question was posted along time ago when I first got here in August and a few of us decided it was just better to buy new used headlights instead of cleaning the plastic ones!

BMWs arent cheap and I would just go ahead an invest in new head lights. You also mey be able to just replace the plastic cover at the dealership for like $30 or try this website....

www.realoem.com
the seem to sell separate components for the headlights
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