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    Default shall I be daring enough to attempt the headlight re-furb?

    My headlights look gash at the minute with horrible greeny mouldy type stuff on it.

    Ive seen the how2, but im not too confident when working on cars - whats the worst that could go wrong, or am I being a wuss and should just get on with it?

    Or even better anyone want to do it for me, i'll pay in big brown beer vouchers!

    cheers

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    If you were closer i'd do it for you. If you have the kit, or the massive amount of elbow grease then its easy
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    I've used this in the past on my Hyundai Coupe

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GREYGATE-P...item19c73a7360

    Worked quite well for me with a rotary polisher, or by hand if you got the patience? Maybe worth a try or to keep on top of it if you use the How2 method

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    You'll be there a few hours using just plastic polish alone. Plus you would get through gallons of it.

    Its not that scary really. Just get a good rubbing compound. Thats where the magic happens.

    The 3M stuff is expensive (about £25) a bottle but it can be used on the body work for light scratches (e.g. door handles) then polish afterwards.

    It'll be fine! :-)

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    I just ordered a quantity of wet and dry for this very task on my own pre-facelift Vectra. I got five sheets of 1200-, 1500-, 2000- and 2500-grit. So I'll be the one using the elbow grease method...

    A How To for headlamp correction would be very useful... HINT...

    Paul
    2003 Vauxhall Vectra GSi 3.2 V6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Innes View Post
    You'll be there a few hours using just plastic polish alone. Plus you would get through gallons of it.

    Its not that scary really. Just get a good rubbing compound. Thats where the magic happens.

    The 3M stuff is expensive (about £25) a bottle but it can be used on the body work for light scratches (e.g. door handles) then polish afterwards.

    It'll be fine! :-)

    where do ypou get the 3m rubbing compound from? ive been looking on ebay and cant find owt

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSiFan View Post
    I just ordered a quantity of wet and dry for this very task on my own pre-facelift Vectra. I got five sheets of 1200-, 1500-, 2000- and 2500-grit. So I'll be the one using the elbow grease method...

    A How To for headlamp correction would be very useful... HINT...

    Paul

    let us know how ya get on fella - before, during and after pics would be good

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    Direct from the 3M website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSiFan View Post
    I just ordered a quantity of wet and dry for this very task on my own pre-facelift Vectra. I got five sheets of 1200-, 1500-, 2000- and 2500-grit. So I'll be the one using the elbow grease method...

    A How To for headlamp correction would be very useful... HINT...

    Paul
    If the lights are really bad I'd suggest starting at 800 grit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Innes View Post
    Direct from the 3M website.

    d'oh, if only i'd had thought of looking on the 3m website, what a dumb ass

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