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Old 09-06-2010, 04:43 PM
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got the last headlite done and installed today. Here is how it played out.
I used the 3-M headlight restoration kit. I had to supply the household drill. After getting the units out and scrubbed clean of 'foreign bodies', I headed to the basement.

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after stage 1 sanding disk. once you start, there's no turning back!



after stage 2: I just held unit between legs as a 'clamp' while sanding. Just light pressure is required, and a back and forth pattern. take a little care around the alignment 'tits'.


stage 3. this process is a damp foam rubber type disk. keep wet. and be very careful around the alignment tits, and the corners! LOOKING almost new now!


Ta-Daa!! the finished product, 3-M recommends a 'finish protectant' after this step....to prolong your work. It's a UV protectant, for yellowing. Supposed to wipe on, wipe off immediately. It doesnt come with the kit.
I would say if all mounting lugs are in good shape, no major cracks, this is a great product. If they have any flaws....then I would say replacement is the way to go.



I will admit, I knew there was a crack in the one side. This was more of an experiment for me. I will assure you there are absolutely NO swirl marks whatsoever. with removal and installation, figure a strong hour for completion. Cost $22 for the kit. (plenty of product for 2 lites.)

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Old 09-06-2010, 04:45 PM
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Great job man! Those look like new again! great write up as well
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Looks great! Awesome job!!
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Those turned out good. Nice job!
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Thanks guys! And thanks to Ramtech to leading me to this product!
I was skeptical at first... plastics are such a grey science. Now I am looking around to see what I can 'restore' next!!
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Wow those came out great, nice job.
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That's an amazing turn-around. Great write up and the pics really make the point.
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Very nice job on that man, they look brand new! Thanks for the write up and pics!

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Those are unbelievable! Holy cow, they look brand spankin' new! Great job, Youngin'! Reps to you when I can!
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oooh that stuff works good
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