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e60 headlight restoration

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself Garage' started by moots, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. moots

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    after watching many headlight lens restoration on youtube i guess its about time i attempt this.

    before
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    halfway
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    complete
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    results are not as expected as per youtube but much better than before.

    took i hr for 1 side.....380,500,1000,1500,2000,3000 grit sandpaper used with a turtle wax polish as final polish....

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  2. valvetronix

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    Looking good with the oxidised layer removed.

    In order to get maximum clarity, you gotta make sure to finely sand down the lenses. How to know if it's ready for compounding/polishing? Turn on the headlights and look for any visible scratches/marks, it should just be blurry. After that a little compunding and polishing will really make the lenses clear provided its clean internally.

    Just a tip that I got from YouTube, use only one direction for each grit, example go horizontal when using 500 and vertical for 1000. Repeat until finish, it helps to remove almost all of the scratches/marks.
     
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  3. gimli

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    bro better get it done professionally. the final result still looks hazy. did you polish it by hand or machine? btw for better result, its better to remove the headlight cover. you also need to install protective film as it will turn back yellow very quickly since the sanding process has also removed the protective layer of the headlight.
     
  4. moots

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    he he...results are much better now after using machine to polish using turtle wax safe cut scratch remover...
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  5. Nailofar

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    Good effort bro Moots.

    Maybe Admin can move this topic to DIY section for future reference.
     
  6. ed_azman

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    Nice brooo
     
  7. Mleong

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    Can try with Brasso instead of the polish. use a electric buffer or similar. I learn his from a watch repair man. My watch front was quite badly scratch. He use sandpaper sand it down and then apply the Brasso and use a buffer machine. It looks as new after.
     
  8. Scissorshand

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    Well once year do continue to light polish those headlamps and rear lights as to make it look fresh and new using DA. I don't have oxidation issue on headlamps on all my ride regardless Jap or conti
     

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