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Cleaned my headlight lenses today

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    Cleaned my headlight lenses today

    I used my cordless drill, a small polishing wheel, rubbing compound and then final polished it Meguir's Plastc X. They look as good as new.

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    Good job man!

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    I used plastcx on my friends car. That stuff works great. Awsome job.

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    Thanks guys. Patience and a lot of elbow grease paid off.

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    Looks good. How much time did you spend on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorSS View Post
    Looks good. How much time did you spend on it?
    Also how bad were they before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorSS View Post
    Looks good. How much time did you spend on it?
    Little more than a 1/2 hour per lense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSmoky01 View Post
    Also how bad were they before?
    They were both yellow and really impacted the way the car looked from the front. Everything nice and shiny except for dingy headlight lenses. I got tired of looking at it, did some research, and dove in. Besides, new ones cost over $300 ea.

    If I can help any of you take the plunge, let me know and I'll be glad to help out. It really makes a big difference in the appearance of the car.

    My lenses in my avatar pic was from my previous attempt to use wet sanding and then finishing off with Plastic X by hand. Better but still wasn't good enough for me. The polishing compound made the difference.
    Last edited by dbuie; 09-22-2006 at 05:38 AM. Reason: Addition

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    What kind of rubbing compound did you use?

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    Too many mods too list......

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    looks great, what kind of rubbing compund?
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    I didn't go to work today, playing hookie, but I will find out and let you know. I believe that one of the employees told me that it was 1200 grit compound.

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    Awesome job man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbuie View Post
    I used my cordless drill, a small polishing wheel, rubbing compound and then final polished it Meguir's Plastc X. They look as good as new.
    What size polishing wheel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorSS View Post
    What size polishing wheel?
    3M 3" cotton buffing wheel with velcro attachment.

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    What do you think cause's this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSmoky01 View Post
    What do you think cause's this?
    Don't know but I do know that Fords are notorious for this "yellowing".

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    UV rays from the sun cause it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad02z View Post
    What kind of rubbing compound did you use?

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    Back to work today and the the compound is 3M Super Duty Rubbing Compund. It's in a gallon jug and the color is brown.

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