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Old 08-26-2012, 12:47 AM   #1
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Headlight restoration

Well I thought I would make a little DIY from a video I saw on YouTube about restoring headlights. Mine were pretty bad with scratches and scuffed up bad. I was thinking about buying new Lenses but it was going to be like $100 so before ordering I looked on you tube and saw a video about sanding them down so decided to give it a shot.

And to be honest the results are great I started with 600 then 1500 and finally 3000. To finish it off I used polish.
-15 min sanding with each and wet constantly

Not bad for $15 bucks
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:00 AM   #2
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I did the same thing last year. Some of the divots in mine were so deep that I ended up starting with 200 grit. You can remove a ton of plastic, without ever hurting a thing.
I would reccomend taping the inside of the lens over, just to avoid marking it up, since it is a virgin surface, with no marks. I made the mistake of picking up a lens with a piece of sandpaper in my hand and making a scratch on the inside, and it just got worse from there. And the inside is a b!tch to polish.
It is also a good way to learn to wet sand your paint!
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