Over time my solar light clear plastic pedestals go foggy and yellow?

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What can I do to keep them clear looking? I know thery're not expensive , but it would be nice to have them last a little longer.

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  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Oct 14, 2017
    get the car lens cleaner and polish for cars headlights
  • Rembatb Rembatb on Oct 14, 2017
    I needed that answer myself.
  • Jacque Jacque on Oct 14, 2017
    i read somewhere to paint clear nail polish over them to make them last longer.
    and also can use tooth paste to clean the covers of lights. (I used crest)
  • Bobbie Bobbie on Oct 14, 2017
    I have used clear nail polish. need 3-4 coats
  • Mary Anne Mary Anne on Oct 14, 2017
    I am wondering if you are experiencing the same thing that car owners see on the headlight lenses of older cars. (Just go through a parking lot and look at the headlights and you will see what I mean.) I had this problem and solved it in two ways. The first way is over-kill for your solar lights, involving a soft cloth buffer attached to a drill, but the SECOND way just may do the trick. Use TOOTHPASTE! I used just plain old simple basic toothpaste from the dollar store. Just buff it on with a cotton ball, and rinse it off! Depending on how bad the yellow is, it may require some elbow grease, and it may not eliminate it entirely, but it definitely is an improvement! It was so bad that it was hard to drive at night. If a simple toothpaste solution doesn't work, please do go to an auto store and ask any of the guys behind the counter what works on headlights. They may have an even better solution! p.s. Manufacturers of the newer cars have formulated better plastic lenses for later models and you will not have this problem.

  • Gloria McGuire Gloria McGuire on Oct 15, 2017
    Thanks everyone.
  • Penelope Clantz Penelope Clantz on Oct 15, 2017
    Try cleaning with toothpaste. That works beautifully on headlights and my motorcycle odometer lens