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Old 07-01-08, 08:19 PM   #1
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Default You don't have to live with cloudy headlights

A victim, I mean, VOLUNTEER, stopped by the shop today so I practiced, I mean, WORKED on these headlights with the buffer and a little polish.

RA guys should know who these lights belong to...

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Just thought I'd share.
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Old 07-01-08, 08:49 PM   #2
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nice...wetsand or toothpaste?
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Old 07-01-08, 08:52 PM   #3
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great job todd thank you for saving his headlight. his car is rotten to look at to a point that i don't like to work on it. but now i am ready to give it the revision approved treatment.
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Old 07-01-08, 09:40 PM   #4
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nice...wetsand or toothpaste?
3M Ultrafina SE polish and a rotary buffer

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great job todd thank you for saving his headlight. his car is rotten to look at to a point that i don't like to work on it. but now i am ready to give it the revision approved treatment.
Yeah, it looks a little "stock". Need to get it APPROVED
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Old 07-02-08, 12:37 AM   #5
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damn...you should see my headlights...judd i need your plastx! lol
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Old 07-02-08, 03:05 AM   #6
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damn...you should see my headlights...judd i need your plastx! lol
Tried that yesterday on the Revision GS, but I didn't like the results by hand. I guess I'm just too picky (sounds like Samson )
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Old 07-02-08, 09:12 AM   #7
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just use mothers......
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Old 07-02-08, 12:00 PM   #8
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nice work
for the guys who have yellowed lights, plastix works just that it takes a lil more then just elbow grease. you will need a powertool of some sort (a drill with attachment works fine) for good results. wetsanding first is usually a good thing to do if your lenses have all kinds of pits, etc. start on the low grits and work up to like 2000.
or jus take em to somebody and have do it for you
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I know someone that needs some headlight work. how much do you charge?
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Old 07-03-08, 01:15 AM   #10
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Tried that yesterday on the Revision GS, but I didn't like the results by hand. I guess I'm just too picky (sounds like Samson )
todd, ill show you just how bad mines is
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Old 07-21-08, 03:03 PM   #11
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just used plastx on my VERY yellow headlights. just put it on a applicator and rubbed it in, could tell a BIG difference already. don't have a buffer, but i'm sure it would like 2-3 times better if i did use one.

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Old 08-02-08, 12:25 PM   #12
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Just had my headlights cleaned this weekend by Todd. Prior to this, I tried all kinds of things including Plastx to no avail. I don't have any before pics but I'm extremely happy with the results!

1. (Haze inside the red is what was covering the entire lens)


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Wow excellent job for sure. I am a newbie here and my GS400 has the same problems. I thought about finding some nicer used ones, but before I do, I might try this.
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Old 08-04-08, 07:23 AM   #14
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2000 grit sand paper or 3k and then use a polish and a buffer and it looks like new as well. goes pretty quick as well
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Just dont forget to protect the lens after polishing/wetsanding.
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