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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2007, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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First time to detail headlights

Nick, thanks for letting me bug you over the phone

Secondly, wet sanding took forever... I used Meguiar's mirror glaze cleaner wax #7, some Meguiar's plastix, 1000 then 1500 grit wet sand.

Sorry for the after picture but it's dark outside. All the white residue it gone! They look pretty well in person.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-04-2007, 12:24 AM
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looks pretty good
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-04-2007, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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That was a really bad picture... anyhow they look 100 times better.

Detailing is some hard ass work!

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Lights look good. Was it the clear film giving you a hard time?
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Lights look good. Was it the clear film giving you a hard time?
The driver side only took about 10 minutes of sanding and then they started to look clear.

The passenger side took about an hour!


I'm extremely happy though as I was going to buy a new set for $130ish, but figured I'd try to buff them first.

Now the money can goto some other parts
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The driver side only took about 10 minutes of sanding and then they started to look clear.

The passenger side took about an hour!


I'm extremely happy though as I was going to buy a new set for $130ish, but figured I'd try to buff them first.

Now the money can goto some other parts

After polishing them.. would it be possible to clear coat them or something to keep them looking that good for years not just months.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-04-2007, 11:01 AM
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After polishing them.. would it be possible to clear coat them or something to keep them looking that good for years not just months.
Thats what initially causes the problem, the clearcoat itself, that is what is coming off when you wet sand. It is better just to maintain it by throwing a little wax on there from time to time IMO.
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