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> Polished my badly oxidized head lights
mad66
post Apr 23 2016, 07:08 AM
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Hi fellas I decided to give polishing my head lights ago they where in fairly bad condition and bought a Meguiars 2 step cleaning kit.

So rather than mask up panels decided to remove the head lights which was a simple with only three bolts and they slipped right out.

So I started with the cleaning compound but after 5 miniutes relized this wasn't going to work (lights way to dirty) so went and bought
some 800 and 200 grit wet and dry sand paper and started fresh with the 800 grit paper.

It took a bit of sanding and I think 600 grit to start would of been a bit easier but just a little more elbow grease got the job done.
then hit it with the 2000 grit and didn't take more than a couple of minuites to get nice and smooth, the finish on the lights after sanding
is opaque and doesn't look to flash but then came out the Mequiars kit and things came to life.

Because of the sanding I only used half of the product so can repeat the process another time down the track.
Once the sealer coat goes on the magic happens and the end result was fantastic.

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Before treatment
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During sanding
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Before and after

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post Apr 23 2016, 11:52 AM
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I did this for a few years , then got sick of it and got new housing. Good job though.


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Nice work, those results are stunning!


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Looks brand new!


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Cheers guys and yes the did scrub up well, must admit while sanding I was a bit concerned but once the sealer goes on that's when the magic happens. It is supposed to last 12 months so time will tell but I have half the product left so can do it again.



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