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Old 03-01-2010, 04:33 PM
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Headlight cleaning fail!!!!

So I tried to wet sand my headlights cuz they had a bunch of yellow gunk all over them and I totally failed they look worse.





what do I need to do?? I used 800, 1000, 1500 grit and plastix but no bueno.
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:06 PM
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Re: Headlight cleaning fail!!!!

I start at 1500 and go to 2000 and 3000crt abrasive paper, then a cutting compound. If I have any, I'll also use a silver cleaner, then plast-x.

But the top pic looks like you've burned the plastic, as in the wet sand wasn't wet enough.
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Re: Headlight cleaning fail!!!!

pretty much what brash said

if you can't find a finer sandpaper you can also try a good quality auto polish and use that and then the plastx
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Re: Headlight cleaning fail!!!!

So is there any way to fix the burnt plastic one?
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:12 PM
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Re: Headlight cleaning fail!!!!

I fixed it it buffed right out!!!

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There ya go!
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Re: Headlight cleaning fail!!!!

Eventually they'll go fuzzy again...don't sweat it just buff them again..I freaked out when mine went hazy a few months later
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Eventually they'll go fuzzy again...don't sweat it just buff them again..I freaked out when mine went hazy a few months later
I did mine the beggining of last summer

their still fine and I haven't touched em since I first did em
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Eventually they'll go fuzzy again...don't sweat it just buff them again..I freaked out when mine went hazy a few months later
Mine started to go fuzzy again to weeks later, but nowhere near as bad. You need to protect them in some way. When Prelude1897 does retrofits, he either applies Lamin-x or paints them with clear coat (the same as goes on the bodywork).
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I fixed it it buffed right out!!!
How exactly did you fix it? I need to do this soon to my right headlight!
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Re: Headlight cleaning fail!!!!

The 3M head light restorer kit works wonders....I got it for Christmas.
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How exactly did you fix it? I need to do this soon to my right headlight!
Headlight restoration step by step with pics.. - Honda Prelude Forum - Prelude Online.com

just follow what this guy did... I went and bought those same compounds.
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Re: Headlight cleaning fail!!!!

If you want to save money you can do all of these steps with the kit and it is really easy (everything is included)

Amazon.com: 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System: Automotive

Here is a before and after (they are different sides but they were in the same condition)



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LittleFoot i bet your they type that when you get bored you go out wearing some lil top and park you car on the side of the road pop the hood wait for guys to stop and tell them that your fulx capacitor ran out of power just to have them say ya that looks like the problem.
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