Cleaning Taurus Headlight Lens

Anyone have the secret to cleaning the headlight lens on a Taurus? I have an 96 and the lens has developed a yellowish fog on the outside of the lens,
tried several things to no avail. Are these Glass or Plastic? Thanks John
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JGK wrote:

a 96 contour and this is what i did: went to auto parts place and got a can of Turtle Wax Polishing compound for $1.79... opened the hood on the car and used some duct tape to protect the bottom and sided of the lensed so the rubbing compound would not rub the paint off the painted parts... i then got a glass of water and some old face cloths(the kind with the bumpy surfece on it.. then wet the face cloths and folded them over the make a pad to apply some compound on the lenses and polished each one for about 5 minuted or longer( i had these head mounted magnifers and was looking at the lenses every so often and could see that the yellow stuff was coming off.. i then put some more compound on it and used the electric drill with a polishing bonnet on the end and workd on each lens for about another 5 minutes each... when finihsed i took off the tape and used some WD-40 to get off the sticky stuff from the tape that was left on the car.... after about three tries with this the lenses looked like new( i did it once a week for three weeks)... the only trouble is it last about 6 months and then you find that you are removing some more plastic from the face of the lense as the weather, the sun, is whats ruining it... just like those big plastic kids toys.. if you leave them in the sun long enough you have a pile of plastic parts.... hope this helps.
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Thanks Jim I'll give it a try, the rest of the car is ok but the lens looked really bad...

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On Mon, 13 Oct 2003 21:00:35 -0400, "JGK"

A quick fix (lasts about a week or so) that I use when it is annual inspection time is to apply a light coat of mineral oil -
An application of RainX will do the job too and last longer.
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You forgot one thing and that was what cause the lens cover to cloud in the first place. One needs to maintain the lens after it is cleared. The deterioration of the lens cover can be avoided if one uses a polymer, like NuFinish, on occasion.
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Get your self some of the plastic cleaner they sell at motorcycle shops. After you ge them clear up use a polymer, like NuFinish, to keep them clear, WBMA
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