I am new to the ford newsgroup, and this may be a common question.
sorry if this a repeat.
the lenses on this car are faded, yellowish and/or foggy.
is there a method to brighten the lens, to take out yellow?
this is what i did on my 96 contour.. get a can of Turtle Wax Polishing
Compound.. a couple of old face cloths(the kind with the knapp on it)..
a roll of duct tape and some WD-40....
1-put the rag into some water to dampend it... then make a paste and
work on the lens for about 10 minutes to polish it up... keep the rag
moist with the damp past of the polishing compound.... i used the duct
tape on around the lens to protect the painted finish on the car.. i
left the hood open as it makes contact with the lenses...... i them
attached a polishing bonnet on my electric drill and kept the lense
covered with the past and worked on it for about 5 minuets.. took some
water and with a clean rag wiped off the lense... it looked alot better.
a week later did the same thing and then the next week continued.......
it now looked like new glass lenses....
Turtle Was Polishing Compound Cost about $1.79 per can at auto parts
stores... so it was a pretty cheap fix....i used the WD 40 to remove
the residue from the tape from the painted surfaces...................
i have read around on different newsgroup, and web pages that you use
fine grade of sandpaper, but i tried it on a broken lense that i had
found and that the plastic was scratched up so bad that i think that i
would have ruined my lenses if i did it this way.. the polishing
compound worked great, not taking off too much, but getting the dirt/old
plastic off the lenses... hope this helps.....
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