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    No! Don't buy new headlights you can fix them. Anyone who says sanding didn't fix theirs didn't go at it long enough...You'll need to spend at least an hour on each headlight depending on how bad they are...Start with 400, then 800, then finish with 1000...

    Here's mine in the process:



    And after:


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    holy shit! those were worse off then mine, after you wahed your car did they look clean and then once the water dried off come back to the way they were before like they were all crapy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zboner
    holy shit! those were worse off then mine, after you wahed your car did they look clean and then once the water dried off come back to the way they were before like they were all crapy?
    That pic is during the sanding process! When you're done sanding the whole headlight will dry to a white haze (need to sand it further than mine, I wasn't done there). That's when you take a polish like Meguiar's Plastx and finish it off...takes many coats of that to make it shiny again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keliente
    That pic is during the sanding process! When you're done sanding the whole headlight will dry to a white haze (need to sand it further than mine, I wasn't done there). That's when you take a polish like Meguiar's Plastx and finish it off...takes many coats of that to make it shiny again.
    i have the polish, just keep putting it on then till it looks good, ok got ya then

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    oh speaking of which "madseason" tell ur girlfriend to put some damn make up on shes scareing all the children away ...lets jsut say that the maskera on my car looks better than ur gf's err... <<<madseason
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    Nice googled pic, to bad this is what's making fun of you
    Last edited by MadSeason; 12-31-2005 at 06:33 AM.

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    here are some of my pics in progress

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    damn!!!!..where are the rest of her undies? its kool well leave it at that just take the pics off

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    got yerself a deal... and no comment on your question

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    I did the same 99SSVert did and it worked great

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    how hard is it to get the lights out?

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    Thanks for all the info I will probably try to sand them out this winter. I just did'nt want to screw them up and be forced to buy replacements like a friend of mine did with his supra at $800 a piece(lol hes a dumd ass). Ill try it and see what happens. nice car Kaliente again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroSSx1999
    how hard is it to get the lights out?
    Takes me about a minute 1-1/2 or 2. It's real easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CamaroSSx1999
    how hard is it to get the lights out?
    You can either turn the bulbs to take them out, or unclip the connectors. Then remove the 10mm bolt on the back of the assembly. While pushing in, slide the headlight towards the center of the car to slide the plastic clips off of the brackets, then it will come off.

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    no u have to put it in anoven to melt the sealant first then pry of the lense

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    I aint baking shit. thats how the friend of mine screwed up 2 sets of supra lights. I might try sanding them but no baking of the car parts.

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    ProCar parts has the lights for 153 bucks... just put mine on and what a difference
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    Wet sand, then buff, like you would paint. My friend did that and they came out great,

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    have it cleaned always..

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