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    Default wet sanded headlights....

    I thought it was about time to have a go, they were getting really bad....

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    I think I'm happy with the outcome.

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    great work mate really need to do mine

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    Heck Yeh! I'd be happy too mate

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    wow. Come on spill the beans. What does wet sanded headlamps entail. I want to do mine now.

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    looks great fella

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    what grade paper did you use? i have all grades up to 2000 and g3 so want to get started on this one!

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    I cant see the after pic.......did you get rid of the crazing on the edges of the lights?

    OK got it now

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    wow tell us more mine ar looking a bit rough round the edges.

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    it took a while and I did buy a kit from ebay but I'm convinced that I could of made my own cheaper.

    the most important bit will the drill attachment, I don't have a polisher anymore so it was needed.

    this is the kit: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

    but it doesn't go adhrasive enough.

    I started with 1500 grit but it wasn't enough, so I started with 800 then 1200-1500-2000-2500.

    I used the compound from the kit but I get better results from megs scratch X.

    I improvised by cutting discs out of wet and dry and sticking them to velcro. it gave a better result.

    finished off with the polish/ sealer.

    things to watch out for....

    the plastic doesn't get to hot.
    start with 1500 and see if it removes the haze by doing a patch test, if not, go lower.
    remember it makes a mess of your car.....lol

    having proper sanding discs would of made it much easier.

    happy days.

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    very nice David - i bet your exceedingly pleased with the outcome

    0-Large smile ......every time it's driven

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