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Old 12-07-2010, 07:20 PM   #21
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Give it a good coat of sealant and wax and that'll help keep them in good condition too. Whenever I wax my car I just run over the headlights and taillights with the PC too. Finishing touch.
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Moved to Exterior Body and Lighting. I will sticky it over there as well.

Nice job
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:05 PM   #23
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looks awesome man, i am trying that asap. i used a different kit and didnt get much results. how long had your lights been fogged?
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Ever since I bought the car, which was in August of 2009.

During the 400-grit, there was a LOT of yellow dust flying out from underneath the sander. Lol. So there was definitely a lot of it caked on there. Same with the fogs, but since my headlights were my main concern, and I only had one kit, I wanted to make sure I had enough to get the headlights done. Fogs were just extra.

And there's actually more than enough in the kit to do both headlights and both fogs. I ended up with three 400-grit pads left, two 800-grits, and the one 3000-grit pad is still better than 60% I'd say. Plus the compound pad, which I don't think will really ever wear out. Not for a while at least.

You just have to make sure you hit them with the 400-grit until ALL yellow dusts stops. And keep watching the lens. If you see spots that still have the haze to them, keep at it. And it doesn't look like much until after the compound and a wash. That's really what does it. When I got done with the 3000-grit I wasn't very impressed. But then I hit it with the compound, then hit it with the 3000-grit again, and then the compound again, and then I washed it. After I dried all the lenses with a towel (after the wash) I stood back and was like "Wow.."

Another tip, when using the sanding pads, make sure to periodically wipe off both the pads and the lenses to help the pads last longer. Also, wiping off the lenses will give you a better idea of what areas need to get hit again.
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Moved to Exterior Body and Lighting. I will sticky it over there as well.

Nice job
Guess no one checks the how to archives anymore. This info has been up since 06...
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i have had decent luck with the 3m kit it lasted a little while for me and i kept up on waxing them it just didn't do the trick for me. I tried the sylvania kit and i was more than impressed with that kit. its all done by hand but the last step they give you a UV Clear Coat type of stuff you apply to the lense and it adds another layer of protection making the like new again. It was about the same price as the 3m kit just no fancy buffing pad and disc holder.
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I'll definitely keep that in mind if my lenses start to fog up again.
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Those pics look great. I have the same problem with my Focus. I will have to get that kit.
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