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Combined with 20% cashback at Cashrewards.
Lowest price ever I think.
for clarification, ignition seems to be Repcos membership program
Thanks for that! I was wondering if ignition number was the new blinker fluid
Is ignition number like a repco member number?
theres a guide on YT how to restore headlamps, i did that last time it cost me 15$ and they are perfect now
Hey mate which link to YT did you use?
Just use a small buffer and some polish
This was my effort:
nice how long does it stay clear for?
@cortex: Probably 6 months i guess. I need to do it again but if you were a motivated car owner, you could just do it when you buff your car without taking lights out. I was painting the car so buffed the lights too.
@cortex: If you don't wet sand not very long. As just written below probably 6 months tops before you see them starting to degrade. These scrub pads in these kits are not going to remove all the old residue. After wet sanding you either want to clearcoat them or use a protectant made for the job like CarPro DLUX
Put 3M paint protection wrap on them. They will last for years, and once they go hazy again, just replace the wrap.
@stumo: Where can you get 3M paint protection wrap?
My car identifying ego has taken a hit.
Initially I thought Statesman, then I thought maybe C class…but google says I'm wrong on both counts.
To what car do those headlights belong, por favor?
MCM did a video on this a while back (with some funny options too) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy_WF5Iei_I
Yeah I saw one using a toothpaste option!
@s66: Toothpaste does work as a mild abrasive but definitely a poor substitute for wet sanding
A while back
A while back
aka 10 years ago
Used this kit last week, works really well!
FYI Ignition is Repco's membership program. You can sign up and enter your email or phone number on the checkout page to get the discount.
Didn’t find this kit very good.
I just used the standard car wax, no issues at all.
LOL. Your negs came from people who don't know that toothpaste is a polish.
It is a horrible polish for headlights. I start wet sanding at 800 grit. What grit do you polish your teeth with?
I start teeth sanding at 3000 grit after having eaten sugary foods.
Toothpaste plus buffing cloth. Repeat a few times untill headlight is clear. Works a charm +1
type of toothpaste matter? tartar bad breath or sensitive or whitening
I don't think it matters too much. Just used what i had handy at home. Apply toothpaste and a few droplets of water and work it in circular motion around 5cm - 7cm round… you will see the yellow come off pretty quickly. Use wet cloth to wipe headlight lens and repeat until crystal clear. I did this around 2 months ago to a spare car that is always parked outside and it looked like new.
I believe the most basic and cheapest white toothpastes are the ones to get. The key ingredient is Calcium carbonate, which is the key ingredient in all toothpastes. Don't bother with any coloured and gel ones.
Tooth paste + buffing cloth + mouse sander.
Why toothpaste and not an abrasive cleaner like Jif or Gumption?
Does this work on plastic lenses or only on glass?
Looks like it works for glass well, but for plastic I have tried and failed once. My new lens covers are on the way :(
These are for plastic lenses. Glass headlights don't yellow and degrade like plastic ones
I bought the Turtle wax's 2in1 headlight cleaner & sealant for $12.99 at sca.
It works. Damn the before and after photos are as advertised.
Turtle Wax Headlight Cleaner & Sealant - 266mL $12.99 at SCA until 17/05/20
I bought it through ebay from supercheap. Up to 5% cash rewards over 1.5% and afterpay.
How did you apply this.. Using any tool or just plain cloth
Not OP but you I've used the same product and can confirm you can apply it with a couple of microfibre cloths and elbow grease.
Interesting. I've sanded and polished it before but didn't clear coat it so it's yellow again. I wonder if I can sand and polish it again and use this cleaned and sealant to protect it from UV.
No protectant is why it yellowed. Restoring 2nd time round will be easier. This won't be a good protectant but should last a couple of months before needing reapplication. Something like CarPro DLUX would be a better option. Even better if you know someone that can clearcoat them for you. Just need to wet sand them that way, no polishing.
Thanks, picked up for $2.99 with $10 loyalty credit expiring today as well.
How do you use your sc credit ? Does it automatically get used during checkout ?
There's an option to apply the credit in the Checkout.
@vjoz: I'm not seeing the option. Perhaps because the item I have in my cart is on sale? I've already gone past the first screen where you can enter a coupon code and now I'm at the screen where it says Checkout and has a Continue to Payment button
/edit/ nvm, you select Loyalty Credit as the payment option and it shows the loyalty credit for your account at the top of ever page on the site. Sorted
@hetzjagd: Good on you, mate.
Cashrewards is not working - it just circles back to the Repco page..
Same thing happened to me. Probably something wrong with Cashrewards, just had to try a few times. Otherwise, you can do in-store with linked cards.
Do they accept Ignition membership discount for in-store purchase ?
Managed to get through but no evidence of the transaction in the cash rewards account, was yours successful?
Remember guys, Once you strip off the factory UV sealant, it becomes a bi yearly or yearly clean and reseal chore depending how much your car is parked in the sun. Due to sealants not being as hard wearing (comes off with washing and general driving) then factory sealants.
Use 3M paint protection film.
May as well sand back and clear coat 2 pack it
After sanding in stages to 3000, I applied a spar marine varnish (Feast & Watson) over a year ago and it still looks like the day it was applied.
After sanding, it's hazey AF, but as soon as the spar varnish is applied, the headlight turns crystal clear. The varnish can be applied with a lint free cloth - tea bag style, dragging from bottom of headlight to top (if you don't have a spray gun).
Don't polish after sanding as the spar varnish will adhere to the headlight better.
Remember guys, Once you strip off the factory UV sealant
Remember guys, Once you strip off the factory UV sealant
You can't strip something if that isn't there.
Plastic headlights are made from polycarbonate which is UV stabilised
Protip, use metal polish and a lint free rag… add elbow grease and it comes out nice
I'm looking for the remix to ignition. I heard it's hot and fresh out the kitchen.
Used this, wasn't impressed. I used Meguiar's PlastX with a drill buffer and it was way better.
these kits are garbage, none of them are long term fixes. if you are selling your car do this before you take pics for the ad, otherwise buy replacements.
I got this kit from super cheap yesterday for $28 with 30% off all turtle wax products.
Used it on the head light on my old Polo and it does what it says on the tin and its pretty easy to use.
Good buy at $19 if you need something like this.
Wet sand (Watch YT videos) then seal with a MARINE varnish. Will stay looking mint for ages.
Does it work on the scratches on acrylic surface? e.g. tail light surface
The pads and bottles are identical to the old rainx kit which was always my recommendation. It works really well and I had no fade issues with rainx sealant after about 2 years.
A quick cut and polish job will work but it will fade quickly.
If you want to do it poperly wet sand from 800 to as high as you can, around 2000, polish and hit with some type of clear/uv protectant. This is how most guides will tell you.
Lol go watch Chrisfix on YouTube it will be far cheaper and no doubt will use a toothpaste or some shit.
UV protection a must - don't even start ( or buy) without it…no need redoing it.