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Old 12-29-2009, 03:41 PM   #21 (permalink)
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...exactly what I said with each headlamp assembly: "...arm's getting tired..."

...and, basically, I got the same results.

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Old 12-29-2009, 08:39 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:59 AM   #23 (permalink)
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That looks good!! How did you fabricate that air dam? Have you been able to notice any difference?

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Old 12-30-2009, 09:04 AM   #24 (permalink)
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The key to keeping yer polished plastic lights looking new after polishing is sealing them with some clear spray after polishing them clear.

I don't have U-Pol clear available to me...so I just used some Rustoleum clear coat spray paint (non-UV) from Walmart about 8 months ago when I polished my headlight lenses. I was not able to find a source fer the UV resistant clear coat spray paint locally so I just got the normal clear spray. The clearness of the lens is holding up much better than one with no added coating on the lens. Although it's yellowed just a little, it's not hazed over like when I bought the vehicle early this year.

March 2009...


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December 2009...

Glassylite is the ultimate lens restoring product kit on the market that includes a clear coating sealant and may be a better kit choice fer the DIY consumer.
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:50 PM   #25 (permalink)
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That looks good!! How did you fabricate that air dam? Have you been able to notice any difference?

Well...it started with this thread and then went to this thread. Have a twin thread on GasSavers.org as well. Best mileage so far is about 23.5mpg.
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:33 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Old 12-31-2009, 06:06 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I don't think I've ever had a yellowed headlight. Even my 94 has clear lenses. Every time that I wax the car I do put car wax on them, may be that helps. Next time that I get the buffer out maybe I'll spend a few extra seconds on them.

BamZip, I like the air dam extension that you modified, around here, that be a snow pusher! Really nice job, what did you use?

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Old 01-01-2010, 08:53 AM   #28 (permalink)
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BamZip, I like the air dam extension that you modified, around here, that be a snow pusher! Really nice job, what did you use?

Dave
Thanks Dave! You should read my build threads...

Let's see...
Coroplast, 4mm
1/4"-20 thread all
1/4"-20 "T" nuts (flattened out)
1/4" washers
Schedule 40 1/2" PVC pipe
zipties
shelf brackets
bolts
1"x2" wood
screws

As far as I know...I'm the only T-100 with a dropped and bumped air dam.

Gitting back on the subject...

I used a palm sander with some 1500/2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper to git most of the hard stuff off. The key in using this setup is keeping the surface wet with some soapy water in a spray bottle. I followed this up with some plastic polish on my buffer pad mounted on my drill. Sprayed it with a coat of clear and let that dry. Polished that down and sprayed it again. After that dried...I polished it one more time. Presto!
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:12 PM   #29 (permalink)
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i used the 3 m kit on my ranger and the lights look alot better.
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:31 AM   #30 (permalink)
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It's simply amazing -I've done it.

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