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Old 12-09-2012, 02:04 PM   #14361
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New rotors and pads went on today. Brembo blanks and ebc greenstuff pads.

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Old 12-09-2012, 02:14 PM   #14362
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Bought a $9 Turtle Wax Headlight Restoration kit and restored the fog light lens and reflector. Wow!!!! What a difference.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:13 PM   #14363
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:16 PM   #14364
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Bought a $9 Turtle Wax Headlight Restoration kit and restored the fog light lens and reflector. Wow!!!! What a difference.
Nice. You wouldn't t happen to have a before and after pic?
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:17 PM   #14365
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Bought a $9 Turtle Wax Headlight Restoration kit and restored the fog light lens and reflector. Wow!!!! What a difference.
Wait 90 days, the haze will return. You can continue to "restore" headlights about every 3 months, or just replace them and keep them waxed... All of mine (except for my 10 year old headlights) are about 7 years old, all I do is wax them when I was the car, no hazing, no oxidation...
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:12 PM   #14366
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:12 PM   #14367
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BavAuto stress bar and an AFE exhaust in the same day.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:20 PM   #14368
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BavAuto stress bar and an AFE exhaust in the same day.
Hinges on that bar
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:23 PM   #14369
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Hinges on that bar
The hinges aren't free moving, they are held in place with bolts. Very very tight bolts.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:53 PM   #14370
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Nice. You wouldn't t happen to have a before and after pic?
Here you go!

WARNING - I used 600 to start my last headlight tonight and that was to aggressive. The kit comes with four sanding pads and I supplemented that with 1200 and 2000 grit wet sand paper.

On my headlights, I wet sanded 1200 horizontal, then 2000 vertical, then pad #1 horizontal, pad #2 vertical, pad#3 horizontal and finally pad #4 buffed in a circular pattern.

My headlight lens didn't have a much of any oxidation, but were just a little ruff and pitted. That's why I did the 1,200 and 2,000 grit to start with. I wish I had done it on my fog lamps.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:42 PM   #14371
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:07 AM   #14372
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The hinges aren't free moving, they are held in place with bolts. Very very tight bolts.
Do you know how much torsional force there is? You should get that welded if you want it to be rigid.

Do as you please i am not trying to offend you, just informing you.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:25 AM   #14373
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Full machine polish, wax and Wolf's Hard Body Super Sealant.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:13 AM   #14374
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:26 AM   #14375
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:40 AM   #14376
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:38 AM   #14377
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Finally installed my daughters car seat correctly, no more swinging left to right when dad takes those twisties
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:49 AM   #14378
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Finally installed my daughters car seat correctly, no more swinging left to right when dad takes those twisties

How many times did you have to pull over, to "right" you kid?
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:54 AM   #14379
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Wait 90 days, the haze will return. You can continue to "restore" headlights about every 3 months, or just replace them and keep them waxed... All of mine (except for my 10 year old headlights) are about 7 years old, all I do is wax them when I was the car, no hazing, no oxidation...
You need to apply a sealant. The polishing kits remove the coating from the headlight, or it was already worn off anyway. Apply the sealant every 6 months or so. If you use wax, then it needs to be more often.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:56 AM   #14380
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How many times did you have to pull over, to "right" you kid?
Too many times lol wife kept complaining and the baby just lold the entire ride to and from the sitter
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