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Old 11-08-2015, 08:10 AM   #301 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ecky View Post
While the weather is still good, I refinished my headlights again as I wasn't 100% happy with the job I did last time. I had been applying a Meguiar's Protectant to them, which brought them up to crystal clarity, but it washed off every time there was rain and that was unsatisfactory. This time I sanded them up to 2500 grit (up from 1200 last time), used a plastic polish (and spent more time on it for a better result), and then used a compound called Opti-lens to seal it up this time. I'm pretty happy with the results.
For really bad headlight lenses, sanding might be needed. But for just moderately dull lenses, swirl X and a small orbital buffer is all that is needed. I have done my 2002 PU and most of my relatives vehicles with excellent results, every time.

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