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Old 10-06-2010, 01:31 PM   #1
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Default What grit sandpaper?

I have a clear coat on my headlight. It's starting to peal
and I want to take it off and re clear them. So what
grit sandpaper did I use and do I wet sand?
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:40 PM   #2
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I used the 3M kit. It came with 400, 600 and 1200grit..
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:15 PM   #3
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Start with something low, then move your way up. Maybe 600 first then 1000
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:28 PM   #4
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600, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000, followed by polish and wax. or get the 3m kit, i've found the kit to be easiest
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:54 PM   #5
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i used myheadlight.com kit
just make sure to take your time!


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Old 10-06-2010, 06:23 PM   #6
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well i already had brought that meguairs kit. I knew that was a mistake because it didnt come with any sandpaper to take the clear coat off.

well il just buy the sandpaper.
and last do i wet sand?
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:55 PM   #7
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Yeah wetsand, all the kits that come with sandpaper always have "wetsand lubricant" with them, its basically scented water lol. I went as high as 2000 grit on mine, then use a plastic polish which will basically be a paste wiith super fine abrasive thingies in it and work that really well, then make sure you seal it with something, i just use wax but i notice i have to wax it alot to keep it up. Some kits actually come with sealing wipes to, not sure exactly what they are though.
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