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Old 01-13-2012, 01:11 AM   #21
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i did this, and almost a year later, the lenses are horrible again. though it looked good when it was done.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:17 AM   #22
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i did this, and almost a year later, the lenses are horrible again. though it looked good when it was done.
how long before it got sh1tty again. did it take the whole year, or was it pretty shorty after.

Do you say do it, or just buy new lens?
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:39 AM   #23
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you can get brand new lenses for both sides from khoalty for around $70. Spend the extra $50 and have clear lenses for at least 4 years.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:41 AM   #24
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thought they were $70 each. thanks.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:21 PM   #25
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About a couple months after it went back to crap again. Just buy new ones if they are too far gone like mine were.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:14 PM   #26
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NICE! Need to do this to mine.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:51 PM   #27
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After you grind away all the UV protection on the lens surface you'll need to replace it. There are a number of products available.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:23 PM   #28
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I did this and the restored headlight gets easily oxidized because it lost its UV protection shell when I sanded it down. The remedy is to replace the uv coating. I saw a thread in a detailing forum (autopia or something), and the guy even invested in a UV lamp to cure his restored headlights after applying his secret ingredient UV coating. Too much work IMO. Brand new lenses arent that expensive anyway.

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Old 02-18-2013, 07:03 PM   #29
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After seeing this, I'm definitely going to do it!!
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:18 PM   #30
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I'm subscribing to this thread for when I need to refinish mine
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