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Old 12-10-2019, 06:15 PM   #1
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Meguiar's 2 Step Restoration Kit

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The headlights on my car were dull and oxidised.
They'd bothered me for a long time but I'd never had time to do anything with them.

Step in the Meg's 2 Step Kit.

20191012_091713 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr

A simple process.
You get 2 little scotch pads, some cleaning solution and a coating aerosol spray.

Headlights before.

20191012_091205 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr

20191012_091210 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr

With the headlights clean, mask the surrounding area to avoid damaging any paint, rubbers etc.

20191012_091703 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr

Step 1.
Apply around a 10p coin sized amount of the cleaning solution to the scotch pad and work into the light.
I chose to do up-down then left-right motions for an even finish.

20191012_091856 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr

The pad has velcro backing and the box says it works with the Meg's DA system so I gave it a go on a rotary with 3" backing plate.
Speed 1, no pressure. It saved a lot of time and elbow grease.

Aiming for an even - dull finish.

20191012_093540 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr

Now, the instructions say to go straight to Step 2, but I couldn't help using a panel wipe to remove the rest of the cleaning solution.
I also used some masking sheet to protect the panels from over spray.

Step 2.
Start with a light layer of the Headlight Coating, allow to dry for 5-10 minutes, then apply a heavier "wet coat".

20191012_094115 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr

Once dry, you'll have nice clear headlight
Meguiar's say it'll last up to a year, which for the time taken is pretty good in my eyes.

The whole process took me around 20/25 minutes.

The finished result.

20191012_094407 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr

20191012_094411 by Richard Lewin, on Flickr

My lights have a lot of scratches and bits inside where they'd been split and painted in the past, but they're much better

Here's a video of the process too...

https://youtu.be/APYJPxiKwcY
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Old 12-10-2019, 08:25 PM   #2
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Looks like it’s done a good job. Definitely seem ‘brighter’ and clearer lenses.
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Great results and thank you for taking time to share this, i think i will give my head lights a go, they have slight chemical etching and for £30 whats to loose.

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It's definitely worth a shot.

I picked some up in Halfords while I was getting wiper blades for my wife's car. I think it was about £27 with the trade card.
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looks ok but i went ahead and got used some Ultimate compound fromt he shed.. works fine.
Next added bsd to protect.
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You know, BSD doesn’t clearly state that it has UV protection, so it might just yellow quickly. Perhaps it might be a good idea to get some proper protection on there, ideally a clear coat or perhaps a long life sealant with UV protection?

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There's lots of ways of doing your headlights, if you're happy to keep polishing then up every few months, then it's no trouble, and a cheaper solution.

My usual method would be to wet sand, machine polish and apply PPF.
I just wanted to give this a go I used about half the kit sonic inget 2 years of clear lenses out of it, it's good value for money.
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Great work and very common on the Fiesta. Mine was particularly on the top half where the little bug eyed side light is. Trying to keep on top of it as not sure id have the skills to do PPF
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You know, BSD doesn’t clearly state that it has UV protection, so it might just yellow quickly. Perhaps it might be a good idea to get some proper protection on there, ideally a clear coat or perhaps a long life sealant with UV protection?
Its not the UV that clouds them but the bacteria build up - anything that repells or antibacterial will work to a degree

anything that makes biological stuff harder to adhere will help.
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