You wont have any success with clay as generally the plastic is too far gone and any UV protection is long lost, as per the previous post. I had a CLK that lights were so badly reduced that it came up on the MOT so I decided to do something about it, since repalcement could be up to £1k each side- I kid you not!Hi All Noticed that the lenses on my MGTF are feeling a little rough. So, is it OK to clay my headlights? I am worried that I will remove the UV coating!
Or can yourecommend a good headlight lense cleaner?
Id suggest they are degrading due to inferior construction/materials if that is happening. Some years back, i bought a BN car that had light-guards as an optional extra. They were just cheap plastic that barely lasted a year due to the surface becoming abraided by the motorway driving, all weathers thrown at them.Hi PatM Let me explain. They are genuine MG/Rover replacement (MGTF). They are not damaged or glazed and very clear. However, when you run your fingers over the lense, it fees rough, not smooth like normal plastic, similar to when you run your finger over your paint work before you clay it. But smooth when you have finished.
So I am more concerned about the UV coating, and do not wish to remove it. That is why I thought that claying would be OK, but looking for confirmation.
I have tried soap, which appears to help but not to my satisfaction.