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Old 12-11-2005, 01:10 PM   #11
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I'm betting there'* a product out there that would fill the pits, then polish flat.
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I'm betting there'* a product out there that would fill the pits, then polish flat.
yes that is what im talking about... someone had told me about a 3M product.. and thats what im looking for
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Why not just go to www.car-part.com and find some used GXP headlights.
They'd complement the car very well.
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I have heard good reviews about this system but I have never tried it. Never had a need to resurface my plastic lenses.

http://brightsolutionsinc.com/index.htm
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Why not just go to www.car-part.com and find some used GXP headlights.
They'd complement the car very well.
umm.... the gxp lights are the same
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Why not just go to www.car-part.com and find some used GXP headlights.
They'd complement the car very well.
umm.... the gxp lights are the same

But newer if you can find used.


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..... but the best thing that i have used to clean the lights is 3M bag and tar remover...
I never knew bags were such an issue. :P

This one interests me as well. My lenses are fairly well pitted.
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Wet sand, use 1000 grit first and then go up to 1500........Pollish up with some rubbing compound, 10 min and your lights like 5 times better....

Start out with which ever grit is more abbrasive (I don't remember) but we do it at work and it works wonders on pitting and cloudyness.
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Wet sand, use 1000 grit first and then go up to 1500........Pollish up with some rubbing compound, 10 min and your lights like 5 times better....

Start out with which ever grit is more abbrasive (I don't remember) but we do it at work and it works wonders on pitting and cloudyness.
Lower is more abrasive. You can go higher than 1500, I used 2K+ on my paint, I'm not sure if you could tell a difference at that point. I reccomend trying this, or that stuff for eyeglass lenses that they advertise on TV. Seems like it would work, just need a few bottles.
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Wet sand, use 1000 grit first and then go up to 1500........Pollish up with some rubbing compound, 10 min and your lights like 5 times better....

Start out with which ever grit is more abbrasive (I don't remember) but we do it at work and it works wonders on pitting and cloudyness.
Lower is more abrasive. You can go higher than 1500, I used 2K+ on my paint, I'm not sure if you could tell a difference at that point. I reccomend trying this, or that stuff for eyeglass lenses that they advertise on TV. Seems like it would work, just need a few bottles.
that eye glass stuff is ****, wet sand with 1200 then 1500 then 2000 then 2500 and even 3000 if you feel like it, you will not need to sand as long the finer the grit gets but you have to at least go too 2500 if you dont want to see the sand scratchs. you will need some sort of high speed polisher and a good quality polishing compound 3M make good stuff but $$$. I you get all the stuff you need it should only ne an after noon job
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