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Old 09-14-2006, 07:52 PM   #11
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Scrammer, what do you mean dust inside the lenses? Mine looked pretty clean to me, but I suppose you could just remove the bulbs and just blow some compressed air inside them to get most of it out.
Make sure the compressed air has an air/oil separator. Don't want to blow oil in your headlights!

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Old 09-14-2006, 08:01 PM   #12
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^^^^ compressed air out of a can, you know computer duster. no oil in that
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Old 09-16-2006, 06:16 PM   #13
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Make sure the compressed air has an air/oil separator. Don't want to blow oil in your headlights!

Nice how-to write up by the way!
Thanks!
I just got my LaminX so I'll post some pics on how they look after that is put on.
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Old 09-23-2006, 08:19 PM   #14
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Another alternative would be to buy a kit of Micro-Mesh. It's what we use in aviation on windows. It ranges from 1200 grit to 12,000 grit. This stuff works great. I'll be buying a kit to do my painted headlights soon.
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:12 PM   #15
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Staging wet sanding is always a good idea. For anyone else doing this (I might do this myself) the best way to go is 1000, 1500, 2000, then finally 3000 grit Trizac paper will really make them shiny and clear.
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:09 PM   #16
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this looks like a great write up. the gf is going away this weekend so i will have lots of free time to clean mine. it kills me that my headlights look so bad.
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:54 AM   #17
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Amazing post, I did they same thing on a MX-6 V6 I had in High School...
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:00 PM   #18
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Yeah, did this on the civic, accord, and Evo, now it's time to polish up the Mach HID's!
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:09 PM   #19
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I reorganized my photobucket account and unknowingly the links changed, so here is the original post with the new links inserted.

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My 04 SVT has a set of Mach Audio HID's that were originally on my old ZX-3, and they have gotten rather nasty looking so I have decided to restore them, and here is how I did it.

Here is the passenger side, you can see they are rather dull and nasty looking,



So I got some 1000 grit sand wet/dry sand paper to get out everything but the deep nicks, wiping down the plastic every couple of minutes and keeping the sand paper pretty wet.
Next I removed the 1000 grit marks with some 1500 grit paper, using lots of water and wiping as I went.
Then I went to 2000 grit, by then the light looked pretty foggy but was very smooth, and to be honest looked better foggy than it did before I started.
To get out the 2000 grit marks I went up to Wal-Mart and picked up some of this stuff...

I found out you need to go SLOW with back and forth motions, if you go too fast or use too much power on your drill you will make some burr marks on the plastic and then you will have to resand that section with a bit of 2000 grit and go over it again with the polish pad. This stuff is basically an attachment to an electric drill and some stick on polish pads and you will use 2 or 3 per light.
I will say again during the entire process go SLOW, it took me an hour and a half to get my drivers light looking like this...




I just got done with the drivers light and I was so impressed I figured I'd post this before I started on the passanger light.
I have some Lamin-X on the way and when it gets here I will probably go over the lights again real quick with the polish pad again.
Here are some recent pics with the Lamin-X installed.

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i know im late, but do u still have the pictures LOL xD i need to help my heads..
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