Headlight Restoration I did

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Headlight Restoration I did

Postby 95240SE » Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:35 pm

Did this on a co-workers car. I just wet sanded the headlights using 600,800,1000, and 1500 grit sandpaper. Then I buffed the headlights with my porter cable 7424 with a white pad and menzerna intensive polish.

Here you can see the before and after. Huge difference.

Left Headlight Before

Right headlight After

and a comparison of both


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Re: Headlight Restoration I did (95240SE)

Postby Thorshammer » Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:42 am

The end results look great. The headlights did not seem to be badly scratched or chipped.Looks like heavy oxidation was the main problem. Did you put any type of seal or UV blocker on the lens after you finished?

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Re: Headlight Restoration I did (Thorshammer)

Postby 95240SE » Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:04 pm

I used collinite 915

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Postby Chrisman287 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:19 am

You could have used some Brasso or Mag/Aluminum polish followed by a coat of wax and gotten the same result.

Nice work none the less.

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Re: Headlight Restoration I did

Postby Thorshammer » Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:56 am

Is there a reason you choose not to show the before and after pictures of the same headlight?
It helps to see the before and after pictures of the actual headlights you cleaned. Pictures of two different headlights don't tell the whole story.

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Re: Headlight Restoration I did

Postby bhrees » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:00 pm

nice job, would have been interesting to see it taped off and progressing though those various stages. the end results are fantastic, your friend must be very pleased

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Re: Headlight Restoration I did

Postby SDLEDS » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:10 pm

The right headlight was probably just a brand new one :chuckle:

What was the process you used?

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Re: Headlight Restoration I did

Postby Fezzik » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:06 pm

You can use whitening toothpaste for this as well.

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Re: Headlight Restoration I did

Postby cmesurf » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:55 pm

Fezzik wrote:You can use whitening toothpaste for this as well.
you must be a dentist :rotflmao :>!

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Re: Headlight Restoration I did

Postby ImStricken06 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:00 pm

Thorshammer wrote:Is there a reason you choose not to show the before and after pictures of the same headlight?
It helps to see the before and after pictures of the actual headlights you cleaned. Pictures of two different headlights don't tell the whole story.
i happen to come across this same issue at times, when i get to work and start thinking i should turn this job into a forum write-up, and THEN realize that i "should have taken a before picture". so i end up simply taking the opposite part for comparison.


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