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Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:43 pm 
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Today spent my day changing over my front bar over, and while it was off used the ebay product "glassylite" to fix up the yellowed headlights. So happy with the results :) Some pics below..

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Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:24 pm 
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give us some info on that glassylite stuff! i want some! lol

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:34 pm 
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s**t man thats a huge difference, well done!! Hopefully the headlights stay like that now :mrgreen:

 

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 Post subject: Re: "Glassylite" yellow headlight repair and new front bar
Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:35 pm 
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wow, they look awesome, well done.

might have to look around ebay myself to find some of the headlight stuff

 

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 Post subject: Re: "Glassylite" yellow headlight repair and new front bar
Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:10 pm 
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I used it too. Its good stuff. My lights didn't come out that good though, they are still slightly cloudy and are yellow from the sides. Lots better than they were though. Anyway you did a nice job.
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Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:26 pm 
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Cheers for all the comments guys

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give us some info on that glassylite stuff! i want some! lol


It comes in a little kit with a few different products, sandpaper and instructions. Basically follows similar steps to the tech doco on here, but then applies the polishes that come in the kit. You wet sand with 2 different grades of sandpaper, then use this white paste polish stuff, rub it in, and they come out like they are, then it comes with a sealant, which is supposed to stop them from yellowing again, but only time will tell how well it works. Light output is outstanding now!
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Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:46 pm 
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Looks tops, let us know if they remain clean and clear so i can buy some glassylite, mine are not bad at all but would be good to have them cleaned then buy no headlights..
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Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:26 pm 
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That looks awesome.

I did mine today with a few grades of sandpaper and some metal polish hehe

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Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:59 pm 
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Jastel wrote:
That looks awesome.

I did mine today with a few grades of sandpaper and some metal polish hehe

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Looking good mate, the first pic is a contrast between the two, yeah? Fair improvement.
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Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:05 pm 
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Jastel wrote:
That looks awesome.

I did mine today with a few grades of sandpaper and some metal polish hehe

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Looking good mate, the first pic is a contrast between the two, yeah? Fair improvement.


Correct, the befores looked far worse in person though. It was just one of those jobs I kept putting off until finally I couldnt stand them anymore hehe

Honestly not a big job either.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:15 pm 
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Jastel wrote:
timmay_73 wrote:
Jastel wrote:
That looks awesome.

I did mine today with a few grades of sandpaper and some metal polish hehe



Looking good mate, the first pic is a contrast between the two, yeah? Fair improvement.


Correct, the befores looked far worse in person though. It was just one of those jobs I kept putting off until finally I couldnt stand them anymore hehe

Honestly not a big job either.


Haha yeah, same here, had the glassylite sitting there for about 3 months. Figured while I had the bumper off I'd do it - more thorough job, save taping the bumper up and no possible way of scratching it... Regretting not getting onto it earlier, can't believe the improvement, lookswise and light output. If anyone is interested, this is the bloke the sells the stuff http://shop.ebay.com.au/merchant/back2clear_W0QQ_nkwZQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZQQ_mdoZ
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Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:18 pm 
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u can just use normal wet sandpaper and a good plastic polish. I use 'mothers' plastic polish, the stuff is absolutely gold on all lights on the car!
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Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:21 pm 
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u can just use normal wet sandpaper and a good plastic polish. I use 'mothers' plastic polish, the stuff is absolutely gold on all lights on the car!


Did figure as much, so probably not worth the $30, ey? Didn't know that all it was going to be was some sand paper, a polish, and a sealant before I purchased... But hey, stoked with the results, and if the sealant actually works and they stay looking like that, worth the $30 in my opinion.
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Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:33 pm 
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Well it only takes a couple of minutes to whip the headlights out so I never got why people would spend time taping them up.

I guess you got the sealant stuff..... will be interesting to compare results with mine after 3-6 months to see if it works.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:51 pm 
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Jastel wrote:
Well it only takes a couple of minutes to whip the headlights out so I never got why people would spend time taping them up.

I guess you got the sealant stuff..... will be interesting to compare results with mine after 3-6 months to see if it works.


Haha yeah, thats the other option.
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