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meg's #17 & #10 vs. plastX ?

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i'm going to detail a friend's car, and he specifically wanted me to clear up his headlights. some light scratches, maybe a few too deep but what would be better, the #17/#10 combo or plastX? i don't know of any other plastic cleaners besides 3M, meg's, and wolfgang, but i want to know if anyone (like sooner) has ever tried them.
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ive had the best luck with plastx. I tried the #17/#10 combo on my g/f's car (kia, wasnt my choice) and then the plastx on the other side. I had the best results with the plastx and a terrycloth applicator pad. They were too far gone to be totally restored, but she gets about 40% more light on the ground than before. My dad had a scuff on his trucks taillight, plastx got it right out. One thing i did was took the taillight out and held my PC in a vise. The i turned it on and move the light over it. I could get it out by hand because it was too deep. Great product, and its not a temporary fix either, a year later and both lights are just as clear as the day i did them. The reason i say use the terrycloth applicator, it seems to give it more "bite" than a foam one. However its easy to use the PC too. Mothers use to make a plastic cleaner, dont know if they still do, it seemed to be more of a chemical cleaner instead of an abrasive. With the mothers the cloudiness was back after a week. The 3M is a decent product, but seems to require more effort and time.

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just an update on this, the detail went great. i actually used plastX with mother's powerball attachment, it cleared up the headlights a lot.

doesn't really have to do with 7thgens, but yeah for older-style headlights it's a must...
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Glad to hear it worked for you. PlastX and some type of polisher is a great combo. It works on any clear plastic, it even helps with scuffed plastic.
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