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Old 8th October 2019, 12:26   #1
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Just cleaned up headlight lens as it was turning green. Cleaned with emery paper (400) and soapy water then polished with autoglym cutting polish. Looks a treat when wet but misty when dry. Any idea what I can do now?
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Old 8th October 2019, 12:50   #2
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400 grit is too harsh, its a starting point not finishing. Either buy a headlight restoration kit (like this) or wet/dry with soapy water starting with 400 and working your way through progressively finer grades, 800-1200-2400 then a cutting polish, soak the wet/dry in the water before using it.

As you've removed a layer of the plastic its a good idea to finish off with a spray of UV resistant lacquer.
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Okay, will do. Thanks for that.
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It's very important that you cover your polished headlight with some kind of lacquer as it will quite quickly go misty again if you don't.--- ( anti-UV. )

( From personal experience. )
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Used the 3m kit again for a set of lights 2 weeks ago, to from this


To this


No uv laquer applied yet though..🙄


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Old 10th October 2019, 10:58   #6
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They look very good!

I did mine when I first bought the car a few months ago, but one has some deep scratches in so not applied lacquer yet.

I'm on the lookout for a pair of "nice" ones I can get some form of LED DLR conversion on.
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start with 800 max, then up to 2500 or 3000 then a cutting compound,


Then as said before , some treatment to stop it hazing again , Laquer is the best .


Not found any polish types stuff thats actually works .


Esp all the big name stuff , useless


Had this on all our ZT's but the lil ZR of the same age is still perfect ..


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