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 Post subject: Headlamp Polishing.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:45 pm 
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So... what's the general consensus? I've read through numerous threads with different methods used. I'm looking to pass some info on to a friend, but I'm curious how everyone's procedures have held up over time. Right now, it seems that the 3M headlight restoration product seems to be a contender.

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 Post subject: Re: Headlamp Polishing.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:49 am 
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I used a few different grits of sand paper, running from 400-2500. Then hit it with Meg's PlastiX. Keep them waxed and they haven't faded for me yet. Your results may vary if you park facing the sun a lot I imagine. I know there are few UV resistant paints out there, but they seem to give the lights a yellow tinge.

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 Post subject: Re: Headlamp Polishing.
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I've used the sand it, clean it, and paint on the mixture of mineral spirits and Spar varnish. It lasts about a year.

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 Post subject: Re: Headlamp Polishing.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:47 pm 
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Thanks guys!

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Turn Signal Mirrors, Center Console Courtesy Lamp, Rear Outboard Heated Seats, PVD Chrome 18" Factory Rims, Upgraded
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 Post subject: Re: Headlamp Polishing.
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I sand all the oxidation off, then spray 2 light coats of Minwax spar polyurethane. Keep waxed, lasts me about 2 years. - BC

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