Headlights restored

Dave Kelas

Member
I spent 2 and half hours on my headlights after work. I used the Meguiars 2 step resto kit but ended up having to use 400 and 2400 grit wet and dry. They were much worse than they looked. I had a mop from an old kit which was a lot quicker to polish them with. Turned out well I think 😊
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depronman

A2OC Donor
plus one for the clear lacquer, I use 2K lacquer but only polish back with 800 wet, the lacquer produces a perfectly clear 'glass' look and keeps out the UV so they stay crystal clear
 

Dave Kelas

Member
Well worth giving them a few coats of clear laquer now. Flat that back with 3000 grit and polish and they should stay looking clear for a long time.
plus one for the clear lacquer, I use 2K lacquer but only polish back with 800 wet, the lacquer produces a perfectly clear 'glass' look and keeps out the UV so they stay crystal clear
It's the 2 step kit. It comes with a rattle can of lacquer. I sprayed them on the garden table. So easy to remove the lights and not faff about with masking off :D
 

Dave Kelas

Member
If I did get a new set of headlights, the first thing I'd do is cover them with clear paint protection film, just to add a layer of UV protection and stop stone damage.
 
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