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Old 03-01-2008, 09:35 PM   #21
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oh there just watched them hahaha srry dude thx anyways
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:52 PM   #22
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hey dub ive been trying to fix the headlamps... and i just polished them and they still got like scratched.. not yellow but scratched. the pic of the "before" is the other side headlamp. not the one of the after can u post some pics of the passenger side HL?
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hey dub ive been trying to fix the headlamps... and i just polished them and they still got like scratched.. not yellow but scratched. the pic of the "before" is the other side headlamp. not the one of the after can u post some pics of the passenger side HL?
I did this more than a year ago and when I did this I didn't know how it would turn out, I was more than prepared to just buy another set of lights so I didn't take any pictures of both sets of lights before. I did the drivers side first, and when I was finished I was impressed so I then took pics, then by time I got done taking pictures and posting my results the weather got bad and I just finished the other light a couple days later and didn't bother taking pics.
As for your problem, what grade sand paper are you using? You are going to have the sand the scratches out then polish the lights to a nice clear shine.
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I havent sand them yet since i havent bought the laminx kit.. i dont want them to be just like that. just polished them with Plast-X (meguiars stuff)... Oh well.. did u do up and down movements with the sand paper? or how... also anything i should know or wait to happen when sanding?.. man im really scared about this those 900 bucks headlamps are killing me lol.. how long did it take and how strong/fast (not time) did you sand?

thx dub.. oh yea they still good this far?
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Okay, as crazy as this sounds, you know you can use Brasso (yea, the METAL cleaner) on a hazy lens as well? I have used it for years with a soft cloth and it is a great way to salvage an otherwise serviceable headlight. A heck of a lot cheaper than replacement. A good coat of Plast-X (or similar) sealer afterward works well for a protectorant.

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he but isnt brasso just too bad for the headlamps? is it the one that removes everything from metal? hahah..
how much do u use??
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he but isnt brasso just too bad for the headlamps? is it the one that removes everything from metal? hahah..
how much do u use??
Ever since I went to a Military Academy, we have used Brasso to remove fine scratches and hazing from Plexi, Lexan, and Polycarbonate. Pour an amount about 2" in diameter on a clean soft cloth and rub the hazy head lamp in a circular motion. It will not take a lot of pressure but it will make the lens incredibly slick. The hazing will make a chalky residue on the lens that can be polished off. I often put a small amount on my finger tips and swirl it around on the lens (smells like hell though) and then polish with a clean cloth. It actually etches the the scratches out of the lens. We're talking outside surface only.

Works great for removing scratches from iPods and MacBooks as well!
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man does brasso really work
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No dont use brasso!!!!!!!... it kinda worked but not that good.. i was not satisfied with the results so i took the car to a shop that does headlight restoration.. and they asked me if i used something.. i told them yeah.. i used brasso.. and they answered i was killing my headlights, brasso will just "dry" the plastic and it will turn even more yellow later.

What they did was something like dubalicious did but they sprayed some kind of plastic or transparent thing over them.
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