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Old 20-Jul-2005, 10:44 PM   #22  
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share anyways, they may transfer over.
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props for the DIY
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Old 17-Aug-2005, 06:39 PM   #25  
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I have had same problem.
i took the three step waxing process.
and that cleared mine up.
no need to sand.

but good write up
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I have had same problem.
i took the three step waxing process.
and that cleared mine up.
no need to sand.

but good write up
heavily pitted from rocks and the three step waxing cleared em up?

mine were heavily pitted....to the point i seriously just considered buying new ones.
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heavily pitted from rocks and the three step waxing cleared em up?

mine were heavily pitted....to the point i seriously just considered buying new ones.

sorry mine were not heavily..
but were blurry.
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My EK headlight is also very yellow. Should I just sand the outer lense? Or disassemble the headlight and sand the inside as well?
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look hell of a lot better then before
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Old 27-Aug-2005, 02:45 PM   #33  
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^^^ sure does eh? better then nothing at all. good work people.
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Old 27-Aug-2005, 05:54 PM   #35  
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I gotta spend some more time buffing mine to get them clearer, Freddy, what did you use. So far i just spent 15 minutes or so per light with Meguiars PlastX and a cloth. I need to get my hands on a highspeed buffer. did you apply by hand?
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thats a sick *** DIY, im doin this when the weather gets better
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Just did mine today. I didn't go overboard though with buffing because no power tools to utilize. I just buffed manually. My arm hurts now

Here is a shot of my front lights. I used 800 grit only and looks pretty decent for now.

My rear lights result wasn't overly good. The left tail light alread sucked so it didnt look amazing after. Maybe in the summer I will sand them down with courser grit and work my way up.

Just used 800 grit for a couple of minutes.





BTW: I didnt use plastic polish, I just used the leftover Mothers Mag and Aluminum Polish I had sitting in my cabinet.
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I plan to do this soon to my lights.

Did any of you find that the light output to be distorted at all after the process?

What kind of buffer did you guys use?
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I plan to do this soon to my lights.

Did any of you find that the light output to be distorted at all after the process?

What kind of buffer did you guys use?
I used my hands, I felt tired after a while. I am going to re-sand one of my rear tails after with a motorized sander cuz I didnt do a good job. Heck I will do all four again Cant get enough of the shiner. It can only get better.

I'll use a motorized machine to wax the polish too.

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