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Headlight/fog light lens restoration with toothpaste / brake fluid

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself Garage' started by anaksarawak, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. anaksarawak

    anaksarawak Official Member

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    [video=youtube;h4Ffx5epIMk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4Ffx5epIMk[/video]Have anyone tried the above?
     
  2. maxxsp

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    Although this method does work you will get a better finish through the use proper tools or consider engaging the help of a professional if you have no prior polishing experience.
    Brake fluid is very corrosive on paint and will damage the finish if not washed off quickly.

    This is a thorough way of doing it. Note there are still fine scratches in the completed (pre-sealant) picture as this car is a daily driver and the person who polished it before took off way too much material. Trying to get a better finish was risky.

    Headlight Correction

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    Top of the headlights were cloudy and yellow
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    During Wetsanding
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    After Wetsanding
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    After First Pass
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    Complete
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