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Dull, cloudy headlight cover

Is there an inexpensive home remedy that I can clean the headlight covers - someone told me to use ammonia and water - do you have any suggestions?

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Wet sand the light cover with 2000 grit sand paper.Use a hi speed buffer with an aggressive rubbing compound at around 2000 rpm. It'll make you light covers as clear as they were new. It may take doing this a couple of times depending on how cloudy your light covers are.

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