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Old 05-31-2012, 11:01 AM   #58
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Originally Posted by Buck 05STi View Post

What did you use to do the headlight restoration?

great pics btw! keep 'em coming!
a long lasting solution:

Before sanding tape off around headlight:

wet sand the old stuff off the head light. use 600 grit and slowly work your way to 1000 grit. If there is bad pitting work up to 3,000 grit.

Best practice is to use an air powered disk because it speeds things up
This is what it will look like after sanding you want nothing to look shinny (this is a different headlight by the way)

Then clean the headlight with a good cleaner that doesn't leave residue (denatured alcohol). Allow the alcohol to evaporate, use a hair dryer or heat gun to make sure its all gone

Then spray with renulight. You spray this on thick, not like painting at all you want it to run to the bottom of the headlight. Basically follow the instructions on the can. After spraying and letting it to set for about 10 mins, make sure there are no more runs and put car under the sun. So it needs to be a sunny non windy day, or you can put UV lights on the lights to cure inside (takes much longer). They will look brand new if you take your time. We do this at the shop and get payed 100 to do it, with a 3yr/36k warranty. Works great.

Here is a link to the product we use
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Last edited by Jdub.csu; 05-31-2012 at 11:07 AM.
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