Headlight restoration with Maquiar's 2 stage kit

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  1. ugame

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    Did this on my 147 a couple of weekends ago.

    Came up great.

     
  2. Chrispy

    Chrispy Pretentious Upstart

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    It's good stuff!! I used something very similar on my Evo. Never stays perfect for too long though, those UV wipe things are a bit useless. I've seen some people put clear over them which seems to work.
     
  3. stumagoo

    stumagoo Active Member

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    yep done this many times, however never bought a special kit for it, depending on the condition of the headlight a light sanding with fine grit sandpaper is the start. I have started with as coarse as 800 grit in some cases finished with 2000 then onto cutting compound like we would use on paint down to the finest one you can get. Then clean thoroughly as you dont want any residue left on the lense and clear coat for longest results. If you are happy to buff every 3-6 months (which is not hard to do) then the paint is not neccesary
     
  4. ugame

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    Yeah I get the impression that the spray on "sealant" stage 2 on this kit, is akin to a clear coat perhaps?
     
  5. stumagoo

    stumagoo Active Member

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    yeah I imagine it would have to be something like that.
     
  6. geron

    geron National Petroleum Equipm

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    Use Brasso from Coles or supermarket. Polish the headlights with a clean cloth and wipe off afterwards, it works perfectly, costs peanuts.
    The plastic headlights on my KQ Laser were so yellow (could not see the bulbs) 5yrs ago, after this treatment, they're totally see through like new!!!!!
    BRASSO.
     

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