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Old 06-28-2008
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Headlight Cleaning Video

Hey guys I thought I would post my headlight how to video. I'm not a pro but it gets the job done.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/144118...ight_cleaning/

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PRETTY GOOD! me like. I gotta do this to my parent's Zx2.
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I'd prefer to remove the lamp...us rangers have it easy!
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I've been needing to do this to my patrol car since both are badly blemished. Good job on the vid.
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That worked out great. Just for the tip, I've used 3M rubbing compound on my dad's Dodge Intrepid headlights. It looks like it had the same effect as what you did, just in less steps.

I don't understand why you spray the sealer on there, can you give more information on that?
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I use the sealer/window cleaner. It just helps out with the uv rays after they have been cleaned. Kinda like waxing a car really.
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Nice video. I wish I'd had one of those $25 Harbor Freight buffers when I did mine :).

When I bought my truck it had one brand new headlight and one moderately weathered headlight. I went the lazy route and just bought the Permatex® Headlight Lens Restoration Kit at Autozone for $15 instead of going out and buying all the individual stuff. The kit comes with one small rectangle each of 1000/1500/2000/2500 sandpaper, a 1oz. bottle of "headlight restoration polish", a pair of latex gloves, and a small cloth for applying the polish. I did it all by hand and got some pretty decent results.

The directions in the kit specifically said to switch the sanding direction for each change in sandpaper grit (start off horizontal or vertical, then switch to the opposite direction with each change). I noticed in the video the sanding appeared to be mostly horizontal...I don't know if that could cause any problems since I've only done it once; might be something to look into?
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Nice video. I wish I'd had one of those $25 Harbor Freight buffers when I did mine :).

When I bought my truck it had one brand new headlight and one moderately weathered headlight. I went the lazy route and just bought the Permatex® Headlight Lens Restoration Kit at Autozone for $15 instead of going out and buying all the individual stuff. The kit comes with one small rectangle each of 1000/1500/2000/2500 sandpaper, a 1oz. bottle of "headlight restoration polish", a pair of latex gloves, and a small cloth for applying the polish. I did it all by hand and got some pretty decent results.

The directions in the kit specifically said to switch the sanding direction for each change in sandpaper grit (start off horizontal or vertical, then switch to the opposite direction with each change). I noticed in the video the sanding appeared to be mostly horizontal...I don't know if that could cause any problems since I've only done it once; might be something to look into?
I have experience with the direction in the different grits, as I used to work with it for a living.

The reason for changing the direction in between grits is to see that you have gotten out all of the scratches from the harsher grit material used on the previous step.
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I liked the flashes of lightening in the sky. Nice effect.
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I emailed the link to my father......give him something to do to that little car! it needs it badly! lol.
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yea lol it did i something like that to my ranger buffed all the headlights but i dont think you need to quite do all that to it but still it came out very nice
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That was pretty good. I would either take the lights out or you could atleast pop the hood to make sure it dosent get scratched.
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