Cleaned up the third brake light...

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by danponjican, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. danponjican

    danponjican New Member

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    This is some before and after for probably one of the most common problem areas of this style mustang... the rear third brake light lense. I don't know if I've seen a mustang this style without a crapped out lense. I guess it is the material.

    Process:
    • Wet sand with 400 grit
    • Wet sand with 1000 grit
    • Wet sand with 2000 grit
    • Polish with ScratchX on a LC orange pad on rotary at about 1,200 rpm

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  2. GuiltySparc

    GuiltySparc OT Supporter

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    lookin good!

    Though i never had a problem with mine. I had a 2000 roush mustang that i just sold a couple months ago.
     
  3. Original

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    Very dramatic :coold:
     
  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    :eek4: Damn that was some serious oxidation!

    Nice work cleaning it up, looks brand new. :)
     
  5. Run N. Gun

    Run N. Gun Active Member

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    Nice job! That is 1000% improvement!
     
  6. SoySauciAl

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    dayam! how long did it take you?
     
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    woah. how did it ever get like that?
     
  8. danponjican

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    Took me about an hour from start to finish just for that one lense. Well worth the time. What was once a sore spot that my eyes avoided now compliments the entire SHINY car.
     
  9. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Can you do a write up on how to sand plastic, I want to do it for my brothers Saturn but I do not know how.
     
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    that looks really good man!
     
  11. danponjican

    danponjican New Member

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    Plastic is even easier than CC metal. Basically just use plenty of water as you sand and follow the process I outlined in the original post (400 grit, 1000 grit, 2000 grit and then PlasticX with a foam pad on a rotary at about 1000 rpm). Piece of cake.
     

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