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Postby LC Auto Clean » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:05 am

Lets get a thread going about headlamp restoration. Post your pictures up here and a brief description of what you used.

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Re: Show us your headlamp restorations

Postby Spic & Spanners Valeting » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:56 am

Good work.

Only ever done a couple but didn't take pics. iirc I just used Fast Cut+ on a Gloss It wool Pad via Rotary. Seemed to work but probably not as well as wet sanding first.
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Re: Show us your headlamp restorations

Postby Revolution Rides » Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:16 pm

Looking good, massive difference.

Here's a Passat headlight that was pretty bad.

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Am I doing to many stages?
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Re: Show us your headlamp restorations

Postby DMD Detailing » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:40 am

Nice work chaps

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Re: Show us your headlamp restorations

Postby Shine My Ride » Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:41 pm

Nice turnaround on those chaps 8-)
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Re: Show us your headlamp restorations

Postby Car_clean » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:01 pm

Nice restoration guys :-)
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Re: Show us your headlamp restorations

Postby LC Auto Clean » Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:22 am

Spic & Spanners Valeting wrote:Good work.

Only ever done a couple but didn't take pics. iirc I just used Fast Cut+ on a Gloss It wool Pad via Rotary. Seemed to work but probably not as well as wet sanding first.

Can't say I've ever tried it just using a wool pad but if it works for you then thsts what matters. I find wetsanding them works wonders but that's the only way I've ever done it
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Re: Show us your headlamp restorations

Postby LC Auto Clean » Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:26 am

Revolution Rides wrote:Looking good, massive difference.

Here's a Passat headlight that was pretty bad.

Before
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Masked up
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400 grit
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800 grit
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1000 grit
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2000 grit
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3000 grit
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4000 grit
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Gtechniq P1 on 3M Spot Pads
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Sealed with Gtechniq C1
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Am I doing to many stages?

I only do 4 stages of wetsanding starting at 1000, 1200, 1500 and 2000 but there are times when I wish I had started at 800 lol. Not to many stages at all. If it works for you then thats all that counts.
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Re: Show us your headlamp restorations

Postby Spic & Spanners Valeting » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:21 pm

Y reg Punto

I used 800 grit, 1200 grit and 3M FC+ on a wool pad via rotary.

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Re: Show us your headlamp restorations

Postby Revolution Rides » Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:39 pm

LC Auto Clean wrote:
Revolution Rides wrote:Looking good, massive difference.

Here's a Passat headlight that was pretty bad.

Before
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Masked up
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400 grit
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800 grit
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1000 grit
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2000 grit
Image

3000 grit
Image

4000 grit
Image

Gtechniq P1 on 3M Spot Pads
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Sealed with Gtechniq C1
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Am I doing to many stages?

I only do 4 stages of wetsanding starting at 1000, 1200, 1500 and 2000 but there are times when I wish I had started at 800 lol. Not to many stages at all. If it works for you then thats all that counts.


Cheers, I sometimes find that the UV layer on some (mainly German) headlights comes off in patches and one 1000 pad doesn't cut it so use 400-800 discs first as they are about 30p each as apposed to £1 each for 1000+ pads. So get it to a level grade using 400-800 then one 1000/2000/3000/4000 per headlight. What discs do you guys use or do you do it by hand?
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