Just got back from restoring the headlights. Followed the instructions you wrote + additional things that people mentioned. The lights look brand new ! I am gonna upload some before and after pictures tomorrow at work. =]]
I just used the PlastX and its a big improvement. I have some light scratches on my lens though so I will be wet sanding them tomorrow probably. But if you don't have scratches on your lens the PlastX will be good enough to restore your headlights. Should I use the 1500 and 2000 sand paper? Or should I use ScratchX? The scratches aren't that bad so just wondering what I should use.
I just got done cleaning/polishing my headlight housings and it looks fantastic! My car came with brand new high-beam lenses, but the headlights and fogs were yellowish (fogs especially) so it didn't quite match. I spent about 30min with a microfiber applicator pad and some microfiber towels and it looks almost as good as new (I think I'll need to clean the inside of the housing to make it look completely spotless). I first used a healthy coat of TurtleWax Rubbing Compound, then cleaned that off and applied Maguiar's ScratchX using fairly strong pressure. Sorry I don't have any pictures, but I'll take some before/afters when I do the fog lights this weekend. I strongly recommend this combo if you don't want to wetsand but still need a heavy cleansing.
Did this a few months ago (on another thread) and it worked out great. Since then, I've found 2500 and 3000 grit wet sandpaper. I'm going to try that sometime and see. If anything, I think I should be able to get even better results (Mine were restored 95%, but not 100%).
I'm thinking wet sanding 1500/2000/2500/3000 by hand followed by PlastX with a random orbital should look just like new.
1994 LS400, 2002 LS430UL -Gone, but not forgotten. Great cars.
2004 GX470 - 6000lbs just for the IRS. Gone, won't be missed.
2004 Lamborghini Murcielago.
2008 Black Opal/Cashmere LS600hL
2009 Toyota Prius - Gotta make up for the Murci's mileage.
2010 Mercury Metallic IS-F. Vroom, vroom.
No, the LS600hL isn't the fastest 0-120 - even off a cliff.
I did not use anything but the plastx, a car washing sponge, and some sore thumbs pushing power.
I have to say, that it is hands down the most unbelievable product I have ever used. Absolutely night and day... I only wish I could have taken before and after pictures.
I truely would pay $100 for a small 10oz bottle of this stuff ... if that was the price. Worth every penny.
I cannot see how people can use this and not get outstanding results.
Hope it helps
2006 IS350 - Tungsten Pearl, F-Sport Exhaust, F-Sport intake, F-Sport shifter, Sport Package, Full GFX,
1994 SC300 - K&N intake, AC exhaust, IS wheels, bad on gas, slow, but still runs @ 270k