|01-14-2012, 01:50 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2012
2007 Outlook XR
Any body had to recondition their head lights
I have a 2007 Outlook XR...both head light lenses are hazed over pretty good. I have seen multiple products on the market that supposedly "restore" lenses to like new...has any one had experience with any of these products? What are your recommendations?
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|01-15-2012, 12:09 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Gordonsville Virginia
Re: Any body had to recondition their head lights
I don't have the package that I bought to restore my headlights a few months ago. I will try my best to relay on to you what I learned and how well it worked for me. I bought the headlight restore kit at Walmart - seems the price was around $15-18. The package contained a rubberized disc you can use with an electric drill. It also contained some stickybacked grit discs. A couple were 500 grit, a couple were 800 grit and the final ones were 3000 grit. Some polishing compound in a small package also.
After taping off around the complete headlight to avoid scratching paint or chrome, spray headlight with water and drill at medium speed with the 500 grit disc applied, polish the headlight and keep moving over surface to avoid a "burn" spot. At this point you will think you have blurred the headlight beyond future use. Wrong. This is where you will remove almost all of the blurred, uneven, dirty surface. The complete headlight should look a dull haze all over (no shinny spots showing). Now things look up. Water and the 800 grit will bring some life to the lights. Good even buffing again required. Now the water and 3000 grit. Starting to look like a headlight again. There is about 80-90% improvement here. Here you will apply the polishing compound and WOW! Clear headlights. Really bad lights should clear up about 85-95%. Please excuse me for posting such a long reply but I felt it was worth noting that a simple task, applied with simple tools, and at a low cost was worth restoring expensive headlights. ED
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