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My headlights looked awful so I did something about it.....

Discussion in 'Tech Archive (No Posting)' started by SIRIUS, Oct 3, 2006.



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  1. SIRIUS

    SIRIUS New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    I'm sure this has been covered time and time again but whatever. My headlight were hazy and just plain looked like s**t. No amount of cleaner was going to help me so I decided to go ahead and wetsand and polish them. Here's the results:

    How they looked (I don't think I need to explain) :crook: :
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    I started with some 800 grit after a quick cleaning to remove any loose dirt. I went in a diagonal motion like this >/ then I reversed \. I prefer to hand sand personally but I guess you could use some sort of tool.
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    Then went to 1000 grit (same procedures, I'd say I spent about 20-30 mins on each grit/each light:
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    Then moved up 1500:
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    Then 2000 grit:
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    Then finally I hit with a buffer and some plastic polish and finished with some wax.
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    Comparo pic of the one that is done on the other that I hadn't started:
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    She looks happy now :P
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  2. 2nedhnda

    2nedhnda New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    this has def been covered several times before with several dif methods, but its always nice to see some before and afters. I think I am going to do mine sometime this week because they need some love too
     
  3. Jezek

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    Mr. Fix It.

    :lol:
     
  4. SIRIUS

    SIRIUS New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    LOL, I've been going out of my mind b/c both of my toys are off the road so now instead of driving, I'm doing the little things that have been annoying me. I'm waiting on some parts for the good stuff though. :lol:
     
  5. Shogun

    Shogun is cool Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    damn, they look amazing :thumbs up
     
  6. Silver Bullet

    Silver Bullet 6 spd = titis Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    sweet!!
     
  7. Sundown

    Sundown New Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    When I tried this, they looked like the 2000 grit pic but I couldnt fix them...
     
  8. jdmpassion

    jdmpassion that civic. Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    nice

    you just did this on the outside right?
     
  9. cole

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    ill be doing this to but aslso oping them up and painting them , good job though
     
  10. gta

    gta Faded Red Hatch Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Nice, I'm gonna have to do this on the hx im picking up, the lights are extremely foggy.
     
  11. tye

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    thats pretty cool, I should really do some sanding, but Im way too lazy for that s**t.
     
  12. watisjdm

    watisjdm Clit Commander Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    wow
     
  13. 99EBPSi

    99EBPSi RIP - MH - 11/06/06

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    YaY! Yipeee EBP with clean headlights FTW

    I think I'm gonna make a post testing water for my Depo Ion Headlights in my 99.
     
  14. J32a2OwnsU

    J32a2OwnsU Resident Old Man Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    That easy ehh? Good job. Going to have to do this before winter hits... =)
     
  15. Genuine Rolla

    Genuine Rolla Its PETEY PETE, y0! Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    looks great man....!!
     
  16. SIRIUS

    SIRIUS New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Yea, this is the first time I've ever wet sanded anything so I'm happy with the results.
     
  17. SIRIUS

    SIRIUS New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Yea, I didn't reopen them.
     
  18. SIRIUS

    SIRIUS New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Did you polish them with a buffer and some plastic polish? A buffer (even a cheapy $20.00 one) is key for the final step.
     
  19. rey_boricua

    rey_boricua 2000 EM1 B16A2T Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    looks good, i need to go and do that to my headlights
     
  20. Mugen DC5

    Mugen DC5 Back to a civic 5+ Year Member

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    mines looked the same way but all i did was just water sand 1000 and buff still worked the same
     


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