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Unread 08-07-2013, 08:21 PM   #23356
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I used the 3M headlight restore kit and followed up with Meguires plastic scratch remover. The two works best and they look like new. It take patience but you will get there.
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Thanks added to list to try before I bite the bullet and order new lights ;-)
Go ahead and plan on spraying a clear coat on them after you are done. That's what you are removing at first with the sanding discs. Without the clear coat they haze back over fairly quickly. Speaking from experience.

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Unread 08-07-2013, 08:35 PM   #23357
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Go ahead and plan on spraying a clear coat on them after you are done. That's what you are removing at first with the sanding discs. Without the clear coat they haze back over fairly quickly. Speaking from experience.
Any recommendations as to what spray I should use?
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Unread 08-07-2013, 09:06 PM   #23358
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Any recommendations as to what spray I should use?
Not yet. I need to polish mine again before I spray them. I figure I'll use regular polyurethane in a rattle can.
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Unread 08-07-2013, 10:41 PM   #23359
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Spent almonst 2 hours using the headlight restore kit and shining those puppies up. Now I can see the light.
I just put a little wd40 on them once a week, works crazy good. the haze eventually comes back after the week but it gives me something to do when im not cutting her up hahah
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Unread 08-07-2013, 11:05 PM   #23360
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I just put a little wd40 on them once a week, works crazy good. the haze eventually comes back after the week but it gives me something to do when im not cutting her up hahah
Give linseed oil a try. I do mine once a year or so with it. Lasts a really long time.


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Unread 08-07-2013, 11:14 PM   #23361
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Not yet. I need to polish mine again before I spray them. I figure I'll use regular polyurethane in a rattle can.
I have a can or two. I will remove the light assembly next weekend and give it a try.
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Unread 08-07-2013, 11:16 PM   #23362
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Give linseed oil a try. I do mine once a year or so with it. Lasts a really long time.


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On plastic hmmm that's interesting.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 06:44 AM   #23363
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I wet sanded using the 3M kit using 500 grit 800 1000 and 3000. Next I used the compound that came with it and finished it with Meguires pastic scratch remover. The tiny cracks you are refering is in the top surface layer and I was able to remove them without any issues. They make a version of the kit with a drill attachment which make the job go faster. The are a lot of after market headlight assemblies out there that seem to fade quickly within two years so its not worth the $100 or $200 to get them. A little elbow grease goes a long way.
Did your kit come with the drill buff pad as well ?
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Unread 08-08-2013, 09:11 AM   #23364
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Did your kit come with the drill buff pad as well ?
Yes it does come with a drill buff pad. There are two versions of the kit with or without the drill buff pad.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 10:17 AM   #23365
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Saw this on Facebook.

Edit: I do like what they did to the sides by making them completely smooth. I'll give them that
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Unread 08-08-2013, 10:22 AM   #23366
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^^^ The white mirrors and black roof look cool too.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 10:24 AM   #23367
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Spent the evening yesterday with my pressure washer after Saturday's excursion. I got stuck literallly 10 ft from the paved road that I use to get to this spot. On top of that I had to be pulled out by my friends Tacoma It is defintely time for a locker or 2.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 10:52 AM   #23368
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Saw this on Facebook.

Edit: I do like what they did to the sides by making them completely smooth. I'll give them that
Oh my god, must be in Cali, I do like the whole smooth sides but really dropped? That what you do to a Toyota pickup not a wj
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Unread 08-08-2013, 10:57 AM   #23369
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Wk Cabin filter

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Unread 08-08-2013, 11:51 AM   #23370
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Give linseed oil a try. I do mine once a year or so with it. Lasts a really long time.

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I use ranx bug gubers wash right off
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