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P21S paint cleaner works very well on everything I find...

I've used it to clean plastic headlamp covers that were very badly messed up and bam, they were clear again.
 

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I wash with car wash then go over them with Griots Plastic Polish (it has cleaners in it) I get complements from other E46 owners about how clear my headlights (covers) are.
 

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Bugs On Lights

I use an item I found at Checker (Kragen, Schucks) Auto Parts. It's a sponge with a netting sewn around it. It may be a bit harsh for the painted areas like the hood, but on headlight lenses and windshields, it works great with little effort.

I would also recommend applying polish or rain-x. This makes bug removal much easier.
 

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plastic stuff

If you want them clean, but no scratches I would look for the same kind of stuff that the guys clean the plastic rear windows or the instrument panel plastic with.

After you do the car wash soap and net sponge step, some the Meguiar's plastic cleaners and polishes, or the Plexus stuff. I've seen motorcycle guys use it on their fairings.
 

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trkmedic69 said:
The clear plastic headlights are very hard to get clean... too many bugs!
Any ideas???
For embedded stuff like tar and bugs, I would use a claybar. Next time you clay your paint, don't throw away your claybar when it gets too dirty to use on your paint. Save it and use it on your windshield, headlights and rims before tossing it.
 

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Very few bugs out here...washing then Speed shining(Detail Spray) them usually does the trick here . I have Griots Plastic cleaner, but haven't justified using it yet.
 
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