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Old 07-15-2012, 08:09 AM   #21
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If your headlight lenses are replaceable- just replace them.

These kits remove the factory UV coating- so the headlights will yellow over time. You don't have to take my word for it though- in a few months you'll see it first hand.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:29 AM   #22
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the fog lights are easier to redo than the headlights, they dont have as thick of a layer if any at at all of the UV coating, i redid all mine and the headlight ones i had to go down to 220 grit wet sanding to get the UV coating to eliminate all the stone chips then work up to 320, 400, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000 and 2500 then polish and reseal.... but they all look brand new for like 10 bucks. the last e46 i did this too they never turned yellow after 2 years they were still perfect, you just have to make sure to apply a layer of wax twice a year.

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Old 09-09-2012, 11:07 PM   #23
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Man, foglights after pic is VERY impressive. I am going to tackle this ASAP!!! I was 2 seconds away from ordering a new set since mine are so pitted and faded. Great job!
Hey BM-Man...
where are the pics of your results?
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:15 PM   #24
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Hey BM-Man...
where are the pics of your results?
Here ya go. Sorry for the delay..
Thanks a lot for this post bro. You saved me $200+ from ordering new fogs!

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Old 11-24-2012, 04:25 PM   #25
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Here ya go. Sorry for the delay..
Thanks a lot for this post bro. You saved me $200+ from ordering new fogs!

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Excellent! they look fantastic.
Glad to be of help.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:24 PM   #26
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If your headlight lenses are replaceable- just replace them.

These kits remove the factory UV coating- so the headlights will yellow over time. You don't have to take my word for it though- in a few months you'll see it first hand.
If they are clouding and have rock chips in them then the clear coat is already failing...it's worth use this kit once a year versus buying new ones. just my 2cents.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:43 PM   #27
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Turtle Wax Headlight Restoration Kit

Okay, I spent $9 bucks at Dollar General on the Turtle Wax Kit, half expecting that I was wasting my money. Well, I just figured, I wasted $9! Right????? WRONG!!!!!!!

I am very impressed. The kit is very complete, with four different grits of paper. I actually pulled my lens off and cleaned the reflector too!!!! Just be careful to not scratch the reflector, as it's rather delicate.

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Old 08-19-2013, 12:25 AM   #28
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Okay, I spent $9 bucks at Dollar General on the Turtle Wax Kit, half expecting that I was wasting my money. Well, I just figured, I wasted $9! Right????? WRONG!!!!!!!

I am very impressed. The kit is very complete, with four different grits of paper. I actually pulled my lens off and cleaned the reflector too!!!! Just be careful to not scratch the reflector, as it's rather delicate.
awesome results! IOts all in the effort!
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:15 AM   #29
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Just ordered! Turtle wax $9 kit Woot!
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:27 PM   #30
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Just used this kit on my headlights to little or no effect...i guess mine weren't that faded just alot of rock chips.

however i used this on other cars lights with great effect.

Maybe I'm not sanding enough or need something stronger?? (probably need something more than elbow grease and a nice buffer wheel)

it definitely started taking the UV coating off (im assuming its the UV coating)

ah well i think ill order new lenses when im done modding the headlights.

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