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Old 21-10-2018, 10:35 PM   #1
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Scholl compounds for headlight restoration

I have been reading several threads on headlight restoration as the headlights on my new to me 2005 WRX are yellow and need sorted. I saw a comment on one of the threads that basically said 'use what you have got'. I have a DA, loads of different pads and a variety of Scholl S20, S40 and S3 Gold XXL.

I had a little play by hand with a microfibre and Gold XXL and it definitely started lifting some yellow from the headlight (microfibre turned yellow). I though I would ask before I do my usual and just wade in with guns blazing. Has anyone tried Scholl products as a headlight restorer?

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Scholl compounds will work fine. The last few sets I've done I wetsanded then cut with s3 and refined with s40, works great every time.
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As above, Scholl stuff works a treat. I recently did one of my headlights with a combination of S3 and S30 and it came up lovely. I had some bad etching of the plastic so had do so a couple of passes with sandpaper first, but Scholl stuff polished out the 2500 grit marks fine.
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Just in case anyone reads this post, Scholl S20 works a treat, I used it today on a 3" purples Scholl pad and DAS6, sealed with coly 476s

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Just in case anyone reads this post, Scholl S20 works a treat, I used it today on a 3" purples Scholl pad and DAS6, sealed with coly 476s

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Hi sorry just wanted to ask, did you use wet n dry prior s20?
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No I didn't. Least aggressive first and all that . I am happy with the results the scholl gave so decided I didn't need to wet and dry.
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Well, my headlights are back to the original crusty look as I didnt keep up with waxing them regularly.

I am going to polish them again. Is there a headlight sealant that anyone recommends once I have got them sparkling again?
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Well, my headlights are back to the original crusty look as I didnt keep up with waxing them regularly.

I am going to polish them again. Is there a headlight sealant that anyone recommends once I have got them sparkling again?
Previous L200 lights had this issue so I covered them with clear ppf. Being fairly flat they were easy to cover. Had no issues for 3 years (then sold it).

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