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Old 07-29-12, 06:59 PM   #1
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Today I finally got around to polishing my IS300's JDM fog lights. They were in decent condition before but I knew I could get them even better. There were some pitting but I've seen much worse.

Top Left: Before
Top Right: After 800 grit
Bottom Left: After 1500 grit
Bottom Right: Finished product

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-Presoaked 800, 1000, and 1500 grit sandpaper in water
-Cleaned headlights
-With 800 grit sandpaper, I sanded from left to right until the pits were smoothed out and the surface was an even haze. I constantly kept the paper very wet.
-Wipe the surface with a microfiber.
-With 1000 grit sandpaper, I sanded up and down until there was an even haze. I noticed the surface was becoming smoother and easier to sand.
-Wipe the surface with a microfiber.
-With 1500 grit sandpaper, I sanded left and right until there was an even haze. The surface was completely slippery and very easy to sand.
-Cleaned the surface once more and wiped dry with a microfiber.
-With a "prepped" foam applicator, I buffed Meguiars M105 in circles. Wiped off and repeat.
-With a "prepped" foam applicator, I buffed Meguiars M205 in circles. Wiped off and repeat.
-Done!

I plan on having these covered with PPF to protect from hazing and pitting.
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good job , thanks for sharing . have quick question what is PPF ? thanks Alex
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PPF = Paint Protection Film
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Same general idea as restoring headlights. Glad they came out nicely!
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Amazing job! I'm definitely bookmarking this for later...thx for sharing!

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Old 08-15-12, 01:27 PM   #6
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They do look mo better. How does the headlights look?
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Definitely came out good!
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Wow, great improvement! Look brand new!
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