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Dodge
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:10 pm  Reply with quoteBack to top

Can anyone recommend a headlight renovating kit for mild discolouration? Toothpaste didn't work, but made the car smell minty fresh, so was kind of worth it... Do I need one that uses a drill attachment to sand and polish, or just go for a deoxidiser? Would rather get it right first time and not end up buying new lights. It's for a B5 S4. Oh, and this is my first post too, so hi!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Buy a small attachment for drill and use megs ultimate compound did this on our freelander as they were discolourd

Don't buy the kits no need
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

bought a 3m kit for my old A6 that were very yellow, and an hour later they looked like new, well worth the money in my opinion
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:15 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks Challice. They aren't too bad, so hopefully will do the job. Plus, I can use it on my paintwork so win win. Cheers.

If it doesn't work, I will give the 3m kit a go. That is the kit I had in mind. Thanks JasonGTR
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:20 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Challice wrote:
Buy a small attachment for drill and use megs ultimate compound did this on our freelander as they were discolourd

Don't buy the kits no need


Thanks for sharing this, I need to do my headlights too. It looks like there is lacquer peeling off one of them, seems I will need to remove a fair bit to get them back like new.

Just to confirm you didn't need to use fine wet or dry first? You were able to use the polishing pad on the drill and the Meguiars ultimate compound? How long did that take?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

this one?...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/39...p;ff13=80&ff14=108&ff19=0

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

that's the one, quite brilliant really, I put the pads on my small air sander rather than a drill, when you first start sanding them its quite worrying that they look so frosted but they do come back well.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

If its flaky I'd wet sand with 2500 then use megs compound
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I used the Maguiars kit last year (18?).

Only took me an hour or so.








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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

did anybody treat them after with anything? I bought a kit that i used but rushed a little. It had a 'protection' cream to apply last. Couldn't tell if it was BS or not.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Just stick some wax on after
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I used that autoglim paint protection stuff
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I used the turtle wax kit in the end and got pretty good results, it only cost a tenner, took about 30 minutes per headlight and the results were:-
Before

And after
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