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    I clear plastic alot, especially the headlights on Chryslers and Mitsu's.
    I'll dry or wet sand with 1000 grit, if they're really bad then sometimes 220-400-600 then 1000. Then mask the area, clean with a water based solvent, apply a thin coat of "Bulldog" adhesion promoter, and then clearcoat. I use Dimension 5500 w/ 6500 activator and Sherwin AS8 reducer, and throw in some 'fisheye' preventative and some "Rockit" accelerator.
    Seems to me I'm just refinishing/replacing what is/was failing on the lenses... time will tell!
    I'll try and take pics of the process.

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    I use mothers Plastic polish... I cant realy paint with out a booth. But it works great though. i use it on head lights tail lights and the gauge's cover. *I used it on my dad's 99 350 and i had thought they were too far gone but it realy worked they look like new!

    But where can i get a thin coat of "Bulldog" adhesion promoter.....and some "Rockit" accelerator???
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    Wow, sorry I never replied.

    I *think* Bulldog is available in an aerosol can...? Check with your local bodyshop paint supply shop.

    And you really don't need Rockit. I use it when it's cold (65 deg.) here. It makes the clear dry faster, but sometimes it also clouds the clear (dye back). Just skip that stuff.

    Have you tried clearcoating any plastic yet? I bet it would make all older lenses look sweet! I'm getting tired of polishing my taillights every couple months.

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