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Old 27th August 2013, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Had some time on my hands over the weekend
so gave the GTR headlights a wet sand and polish as they
were scratched all over.
Made a video as well so you guys can see how its done

R33 GTR HEADLIGHT RESTORATION RESTORED BUY MOTORSHINE - YouTube


SCRATCHES ALL OVER LENS




AFTER 2000 GRIT SANDPAPER


AFTER 3000 GRIT SANDPAPER


THEN MACHINE POLISH OFF THE SANDPAPER MARKS
AND YOUR LEFT WITH THIS




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Old 26th September 2013, 01:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm gonna have a go with just the machine polisher on mine. I'm far to scared to go at them with sandpaper!!!
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Old 26th September 2013, 01:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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TBH just a good hit with Megs Scratch X brings them up a treat. The problem is that the plastic lenses are pourus so exhaust fumes etc just soak right in and the go cloudy again. It is a good idea to use some sealer on them as part of your usual cleaning routine.
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Old 19th November 2013, 09:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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This thread will come in handy I will have a go on mine
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Old 1st December 2013, 01:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Heres a link to the video again.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLYhzG60AgrzHYFaMAVsKpA
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Old 1st January 2014, 03:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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was that a DA or rotary that you used to polish up the lenses?
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Old 1st January 2014, 09:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 3rd January 2014, 03:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 14th March 2014, 07:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well done, great result. Nice video too. Thanks for posting.
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Old 2nd April 2014, 07:10 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Great result man!
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They look practically new!

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I guarantee you it will turn back after a while like it was before. i have done min 3 times now. All you have to do now is to polish them once a month with normal car polish. That way they stay in good shape.

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What pad / compound to you use after the wet sand?

Gave mine a very quick DA polish with 3M green pad and some Mezerna Power gloss, came up Ok but ran out of time. Wet sand is next for me when I have a few hrs.

I think the dullness returns after the initial coating that was on is removed with the first real restoration attempt. A coat of high end UV protecting sealant like Gtechniq C1 might help also.
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What pad / compound to you use after the wet sand?

Gave mine a very quick DA polish with 3M green pad and some Mezerna Power gloss, came up Ok but ran out of time. Wet sand is next for me when I have a few hrs.

I think the dullness returns after the initial coating that was on is removed with the first real restoration attempt. A coat of high end UV protecting sealant like Gtechniq C1 might help also.
i still am looking for someone who can spray that in my headlights.
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I guarantee you it will turn back after a while like it was before. i have done min 3 times now. All you have to do now is to polish them once a month with normal car polish. That way they stay in good shape.

Try Gyeon Trim should last up to 10 months i have applied it to mine 6 months ago and still looks like new.
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I've got Aferx coming to do my headlights next week. They've gone really yellow. Can't wait
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I'd imagine after you've done your headlights what you really should do is use a good UV protective sealant.

My old car a 350Z suffered the same problem as the Skyline headlights (scratches & cloudyness) so I used the "Meguiars headlight restoration kit" on them followed by some "Turtle Wax Ice Synthetic Paste Wax" which has great UV protective properties plus leaves no white marks like other waxes can.

Seemed to do the job for at least 12 months although I can't comment on how they look now as I sold the car last year. I'd imagine though like all waxes it would need topping up/reapplying every 2-3 months minimum maybe.
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Great post!

It made me take some time and refinish my 33 headlights. Looks night and day better.


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