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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:40 pm 
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Firstly, I have searched!

Okay I had a go using the tech doc as a guide, and it really turned out pretty bad (see pics) I only used upto 1200 grit and spent about an hour on the light, but its still really hazy. Compared to the other light that i clay bar'ed and polished with Plexus its pretty bad. Would using 2000 grit make it any better?

I'm going to the wreckers anyway tommorow, rekon it would just be easier to pick a 2nd hand light up and use the clay/plexus method?

Aaaaand does anyone know of any places in the western suburbs who restore headlights who I could also try?

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:58 pm 
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You still have to polish them after using wet & dry..

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:26 am 
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polish them, but they wont come up as good as the drivers one.

theres a place in broadmeadows, that does changover headlights. cant remember there name, but they advertise in the tradeing post (last i saw)

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:45 am 
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www.theheadlighthospital.com.au for Melbourne people.

Or if you like the Fairmont twinlights ... go for those.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:02 pm 
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Holbrookau wrote:
You still have to polish them after using wet & dry..


Yeah i polished them about 3 times after using the sandpaper.

Ill have a try at the link posted

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:32 pm 
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i sanded with 1200'ish for 5m on each light, then some cut and polish on a buffer in the drill on each for another 5m and they came up like new (they were HORRID before).

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:37 pm 
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Yeah i polished them about 3 times after using the sandpaper.
The scratches from the 1200 are still there so will need something more abrasive than straight polish - I used some T-Cut "color restorer" after 1200 and mine came up quite well.

 

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