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Old 08-11-2017, 11:08 AM   #1
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Wet sanded my headlights, them mixed up some clear/hardened. I also added 7 drops of black base to it. Afterwards wet sanded with 1500 and buffed them out
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:39 PM   #2
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Cleaned them right up .
Were they scratched and cloudy before you started?
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:13 PM   #3
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Cleaned them right up .
Were they scratched and cloudy before you started?
Yes and i would buff them with mothers aluminum polish and they would look good for a little while, so i figured i would try clearing them
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:32 AM   #4
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Mine are due for some polishing. Its generally a once a year thing...
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What were the stages you did with the sanding? Mine are in need of some love the Florida sun an beach salt have done quite a number on mine
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Removed from trucknd washed with rubbing alcohol. Scuffed with a red 3m scuff pad and then a gray one. Wiped down again with clear rubbing alcohol. Mixed clear/hardener and 7 drops of black base. Sprayed 2 medium coats. Then buffed.
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I bought a lens polishing kit years ago to polish my daughter's headlights. It had a 2" disc for a power drill. It had sand paper patches that stuck on the disc. I tape the paint around the headlight and use cloth patches with rubbing compound to cut the glaze. Looks horrible at this stage, then using swirl remover, polish everything back clear. This probably wrong but it looks pretty good when im finished.
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I bought a lens polishing kit years ago to polish my daughter's headlights. It had a 2" disc for a power drill. It had sand paper patches that stuck on the disc. I tape the paint around the headlight and use cloth patches with rubbing compound to cut the glaze. Looks horrible at this stage, then using swirl remover, polish everything back clear. This probably wrong but it looks pretty good when im finished.
Greg sounds about the same as the mothers polish iwas using but mine was seeming to be done more and more often, so I figured i would give this a try.
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I buy new ebay headlights every few years. Saves a lot of work doing the sanding and buffing...
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