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Old 11-13-2012, 05:16 PM   #11
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Wrong it costs 30$ for the sand paper and a packet of cerium oxide to polish he glass, I may end up doing a how to, Im in the process of finishing this.
That was my point really, except I meant to say for ONE fog though. I know I posted a reconditioning link to a from a BMW 'how-to' here, but I cant find it. It looked like more time and effort than just getting affordable replacements... or maybe I'm just getting older.

For my Mach headlights that begin at $400 used reconditioning was a no brainer.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:40 PM   #12
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The SVT has glass lenses so they can't be wetsanded like a headlight. There is a way to polish glass, but the cost of the materials cost as much as buying a new fog.
actually... you get better results wetsanding glass headlights over plastic ones
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actually... you get better results wetsanding glass headlights over plastic ones
I had some excellent results when I used an orbital buffer to polish the headlights after wetsanding; the rainbow effect was back on them. I've seen great results with glass too, it all depends on effort and methods.

One of my fogs busted while I was researching polishing glass, that heavily swayed my decision on buying a new pair.
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one of my fogs suddenly exploded at a meet and greet.
same problem, same light, same side... good thing i have yellow tint over them... I noticed it while washing my car the other day. Glass is only being held together by the film lol! must of been a nice chunk of road debris

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I had some excellent results when I used an orbital buffer to polish the headlights after wetsanding; the rainbow effect was back on them. I've seen great results with glass too, it all depends on effort and methods.

One of my fogs busted while I was researching polishing glass, that heavily swayed my decision on buying a new pair.
yup i used to have an old 88 chevy truck with those universal glass squared lights. IMO polishing those came out better than any modern plastic headlights ive polished. it has to be done right though
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I got a set of depot yellow ones off ebay...just as nice as factory. Also have yellow nokia bulbs. Looks good! Nice and bright!
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I went with yellow fog lamps. Looks good and the yellow work great to see in fog....
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My left fog broke just like that a few months back. I was going to buy a new one from Ford and polish the other one, but after looking closely, the remaining original was deeply pitted. Didn't think I could polish/ sand enought to get it all out. I just bought two new ones from Rockauto for less that the price of one new OEM version.
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Thanks for posting this...and the pic...now I don't have to take a picture of mine.
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