Upon a friend's advice, I decided to try out 3M's Headlight Restoration kit *pics*

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  1. Bolicious

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    The pics aren't the best, but it will give you some sort of idea of how it turned out. Initially, the headlights weren't horrible and yellow or anything, but the haze was enough to need some love. OTer Tommy threw out the idea of trying the 3M kit since my initial attempt of light wet sanding followed by some mg's plasticX didn't really pay off. One thing to keep in mind that the headlight housings inside are not traditional chrome, they are more of a black chrome to match the grill. So the reflections don't have a normal high contrast you would find in chrome.

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    Looks good. Cannot wait to do mine. :bowdown:
     
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    I really recommend at least trying it. And take your time with the 3000 pads. You think you are done earlier than you are. Also, I recommend a corded drill. I went cordless and through 4 fully charged batteries and I could have spent more time on these for better results if I had more juice/time.
     
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    4 batteries? :eek4: How long did it take you?
     
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    maybe a couple hours tops? Most of the time was spent in the polishing stage. I should have spent more time in the 3000 grit stage tho.
     
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    great contribution.
     
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    took me about 10 minutes a side and got the same results :mamoru:
     
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    I've used this kit a lot when I worked in a shop. Usually took an hour on regular headlights. It does work well, provided you follow the instructions and don't take shortcuts.

    Power steering fluid also works pretty well, but doesn't last long. I also have used automotive hand cleaner and buffed it in to clear up lenses. This works permanently, but watch out for very gritty kind as it tends to scratch.
     
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    :rofl: That should take no more than 20-30 minutes MAX in a worst case scenario.
     
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    congrats
     
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    No sir, congrats to you on the [​IMG]
     
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    stay classy
     
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