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Old 18-05-2017, 08:09 PM   #11
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Nice work! Did you do this all by hand or did you need to use a machine polisher? Interested in doing the wife's old RAV4, but don't have access to a machine


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Wet sanded by hand but polished back with a rotary and wool pad, I sealed with two layers of sealant. Not sure how long it will last but they were very bad anyway so nothing lost nothing gained lol.


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I normally use CG jetseal as a sealant and it hasn't done me wrong so far
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This set I did with just a wool spot pad and some Menzerna F400, again not perfect but a massive improvement.




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Old 18-05-2017, 08:21 PM   #14
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This set I did with just a wool spot pad and some Menzerna F400, again not perfect but a massive improvement.




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Yeah, what an improvement that is.
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Old 18-05-2017, 10:16 PM   #15
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Fantastic results gonzo on both headlights
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Old 18-05-2017, 10:27 PM   #16
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Nice work bud.

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Old 18-05-2017, 10:35 PM   #17
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there is no need to lacquer them afterwards, It can actually make things worse, as I was told by a VAG approved bodyshop owner (and friend) that if you lacquer headlights they go yellow in time.

If you think about it lacquer is not applied by the manufacturer... The UV resilience of the plastic is built in to the plastic itself.

The aim is to cut back a lot of the plastic, the oxidation runs deep, starting with say 800 grit and working up to 2500, alot of the kits available can't offer this sort of material removal and end up going manky in a couple of years or sooner.

so cut back what you think is enough and then keep going... your not going to sand through the lense!
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Dad can safe on the road again at night.
Wonderful job!
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