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My Headlight Resto

This is a discussion on My Headlight Resto within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; Before and After pics, figured I'd share... all credit is due to the member with the blue LS1 Z for ...

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    My Headlight Resto

    Before and After pics, figured I'd share... all credit is due to the member with the blue LS1 Z for his in-depth, step-by-step procedure!!! I cut a few corners, but they turned out better than expected for sure!




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    You can tell a big differances..I need to wet sand and buff mine..

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    I'm getting ready to go out and do the white Z today... will post better quality before and after pics

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    Looks good, I have been pretty lucky with mine. Never had to buff them out.
    Guess using Zaino all the time on them, really works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    Looks good, I have been pretty lucky with mine. Never had to buff them out.
    Guess using Zaino all the time on them, really works.
    Doesn't hurt however garaging a car really saves it more than anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    Looks good, I have been pretty lucky with mine. Never had to buff them out.
    Guess using Zaino all the time on them, really works.
    Your car is side-by-side with Preston's as far as being able to eat off internal parts Of course, I'm going to side with Preston, just because of the pewter Z28Thunder comes pretty close with the white as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVIL-LS1 View Post
    You can tell a big differances..I need to wet sand and buff mine..
    Once you wet sand it,you need to polish and buff it once a month. I did that to my Jeep headlights, made a world of difference, however I have to keep polishing them inorder to keep them clear.

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    Did you leave the casting knobs on or grind them off? I've been looking to do this but I don't know if I can knock those off or not, they look so stupid.
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    I cut 'em


    Before and Afters...









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    Nice work with yours, night and day difference
    I've dont mine several times i got tired of doing it and bought OEM replacements on ebay

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    Once you wet sand it,you need to polish and buff it once a month. I did that to my Jeep headlights, made a world of difference, however I have to keep polishing them inorder to keep them clear.
    Wax over them-they shouldn't oxidize anymore.

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