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bufin headlights

These are some pice we took of before and after of buffin out Mikes (sonic04edge) aftermarket black headlights. these were not severly hazed but had a lil.....well here they are.....

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here's what we used. the wax you cannot buy off shelf and is 3M, pretty good stuff!!!
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so did u use 3M rubbing compound? I have some of that and my headlights are terrible.
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Yes its 3M. But i also used some what they call 208 which is a medium then a polish. i buffed it with a wool pad with all three stepping it down then used a green foam pad with all three stepin it down. i also used water with the foam pad to help keep the heat down on the plastic.
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kool. thnx for the info. you should make a step by step how to and it should be a sticky b/c i know all mazdas get real bad.
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i need to do mine better. What was the weed wacker for?
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kool. thnx for the info. you should make a step by step how to and it should be a sticky b/c i know all mazdas get real bad.
Well like i said these weren't that bad. For the headlights that are actually yellowish looking need to wet sanded and buffed out which is a lil more intailed. But when i get some time i will def do that for you guys!!




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i need to do mine better. What was the weed wacker for?

HAHA!!! no we didn't use the weedeater!!! that was back in my back storage room. its put up for the winter!!
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yes please, how to would be helpful. mazda headlights are THE WORST and we have ZERO aftermarket possibilities.
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I wet sanded my yellowed out lights with some 1000 then 2000, then polished it by hand with meguiars plastX. turned out great but I wish I had your buffer!
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Yeah thats pretty much all you do. If you DON't have a buffer it take A LOT of elbow grease to polish them out. the buffer really really helps. I used to wet sand and buff out cars after paint jobs as a side job. it will wear you out!! I was thinking about getting back into it with the economy the way it is.I've got some old headlights outta my uncles taurus out in the garage i will do for you guys and show the step by step. I travel during the week for my job so it will have to be next weekend before i can sit down with them. I'll post it up in the "how to" section.
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Sweetness, my headlights need some lovin!
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Here is a link to my post and what I used.
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I wet sanded my yellowed out lights with some 1000 then 2000, then polished it by hand with meguiars plastX. turned out great but I wish I had your buffer!

yup,thats the way to go. I have used that stuff on several vehicles with great results.
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I wet sanded my yellowed out lights with some 1000 then 2000, then polished it by hand with meguiars plastX. turned out great but I wish I had your buffer!
I went and got a bottle of this when I saw you guys talking about it and it for sure is well worth the money. I was thinking about replacing my headlights and now they look like new!!
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