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Old 09-11-2005, 05:18 PM   #16
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Easy way to clean Headlights

I detail headlights at used car dealerships. What I found that works is a product called CrystaLenz. You do not have to sand the lens unless the clearcoat is cracked, and if you do sand the lens then the CrystaLenz product gets out the sand scratches. This stuff really works great you can check out their website www.crystalenz.com for more info.
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Old 09-11-2005, 08:36 PM   #17
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dude you brought back a thread thats over 3years old.

nice first post
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Old 09-11-2005, 09:10 PM   #18
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So what? It's a good thread... I'm glad to see new users using the search option before making reposts.

Looks like Gamite got lazy though.. 3 years and this still never made it to the FAQ section.
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Old 09-11-2005, 09:23 PM   #19
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Im looking to do this myself and I believe the modeler stuff from Tamiya will work best.
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Old 09-13-2005, 12:22 PM   #20
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now i should update the thread.

Ever since the thread started, i see alot of ppl trying this method and other automotive companys like meguires have come up with their own product that will work best on the plastic lenses and sandpapers.

now, you could grab the unigrit sandpapers from meguires up to 3000 grit which would be best for the job. Also grab scratchX and plasticX from meguires as well.

1. SOAK THE SANDPAPER into a bucket of water at least 15 min prior to sanding.

2. Grab a water sprayer bottle. Put a little bit of automotive car wash soap and a lot of water.

3. now grab a sprayer on your left hand and sandpaper on your right. Start sanding and spray the mixture at the same time. Also always sand in same direction only.

4. start from lower grit say 1000. and go up to the highest grit.

5. now clean it up, then use scratchX to remove the sanding marks. The headlight must be hazed but scratchX will remove the marks so dont worry.

6. keep on doing it untill its squeeky clean and until you dont see any sanding marks.

7. now use plasticX to clean it up nicely.
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Old 09-14-2005, 09:07 PM   #21
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flitz it?!?! hahaha j/p gonna have to try this... btw how much did all this cost?
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Old 09-18-2005, 08:38 PM   #22
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3m sanpaper 2000 - about $2
1500 - about $2

scratchX about 10.99
plasticX about 10 something
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Old 09-23-2005, 10:33 AM   #23
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their is also autosole from canadian tire that works really good I do plastique and chrome with this product
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Old 09-23-2005, 11:02 AM   #24
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one more question, how do u do a glass lens that is really really fogged up from the outside?!?
thx!
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Old 09-23-2005, 12:12 PM   #25
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Pretty sure u can't do anything about glass.

If there is anything, please let me know.
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Old 09-23-2005, 01:47 PM   #26
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one more question, how do u do a glass lens that is really really fogged up from the outside?!?
thx!
you need a scratch remover and some elbow grease or a polisher. personally I prefer Janvil's glass scratch removal kit. (http://www.janvil.com/glass_restore.htm)

You can also go a place like Apple Autoglass to clean it up.

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Old 10-02-2005, 03:36 PM   #27
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should I remove the headlights off the car? or jus tleave them on?
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Old 10-06-2005, 12:32 PM   #28
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bump headlights on the car or not?
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Old 10-07-2005, 10:21 AM   #29
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bump headlights on the car or not?


got some plasticX and some 1500grit paper, now to find some 2000, 3000, 4000..
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Old 10-07-2005, 06:45 PM   #30
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its much better to remove the headlight to do it properly. while you sand, you could just slip away the sandpaper and it might land on the fender.

take it out, only 5 screws need to be removed.
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