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Headlight Writeup!!!

Discussion in '1994-2004 V6 Mustang Appearance & Entertainment' started by Spitfire_17, May 14, 2005.

  1. Spitfire_17

    Spitfire_17 New Member

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    Ok. i saw this on another site and figured i would try it and see what happens...turned out VERY good. i am going to show you a " how to" i made for ya'll. The pics do not do this justice for how good this made the lights much much clearer and not that yellow color.

    Materials: (all of this can be bought at your local Autozone)
    Paint masking tape(so it doesn't stick to the car very good but it works good)
    600 grit sandpaper Wetordry
    1500 grit sandpaper Wetordry
    2000 grit sandpaper Wetordry
    Turtle Wax polishing compound and scratch remover
    A couple of clean towels
    A water bucket(and water)
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    Step 1.
    Tape off the area around the headlight (so you prevent from scratching the bumper or the corner lights)

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    Step 2.
    Begin to wet sand the headlight with the 600 grit sandpaper( i used side to side strokes) and make sure the sand paper and or the headlight is always wet. frequently wash off the light with a wet towel. Keep doing this process for about 10-15 min. You will see a milky past coming off the lights this is normal. Once you are done with this step rinse off the headlight and clean off with dry rag. Then dump out the dirty water and put new water in the bucket.

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    Step 3.
    Repeat step 2 but with the 1500 grit sand paper this time. rise off at the end and new water.

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    Step 4.
    Repeat step 2 again but with the 2000grit sandpaper for the final time. Make sure the headlight is very clean when starting and water is always on sandpaper. This is the most crucial step for making them look clear again.

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    Step 5.
    After done with step 4 rinse off the headlight and clean very good. Then take the turtle wax polishing compound and scratch remover and apply it to the head light with a damp rag... then let it sit for like 2 min then wipe off with dry towel.

    Step 6.
    Repeat all these steps on the other headlight.

    Before and After pics( don't look that different but thats because of the sun was right in the way)

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    final with both lights done~

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    once again i cannot stress how much this realy did work for taking that nasty yellow color off the lights....this also can be applied to 99+ lights too

    Email spitfire17@cfl.rr.com if you have anymore questions

    Enjoy!~
    8)
     
  2. Spitfire_17

    Spitfire_17 New Member

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    o ya roger can you add this to the main page? :D
     
  3. Anonymous

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    You can tell the differance just by comparing the pictures as you go, good work spits.
     
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    I'll post this up on the main site soon. Good article, thanks for postin it.
     
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    stangracerjeff StangRacerJeff

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    nice, looks 100 times better, i can only imagine how much better it looks in person
     
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    Spitfire_17 New Member

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    sticky? how-to? pleeez :lol: :D
     
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    Spitfire_17 New Member

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    going once... :p
     
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    vsixerbaby New Member

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    Er..

    We just put some rubbing compound on the front and buffed it off, worked like a charm.
     
  9. Casey

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    I would do that too, but it was only a matter of time before it would come back; more like a quick fix. Sanding them takes off the buildup for good (well, for another 10 years maybe :wink:)

    But you don't have to worry about that anymore with your new headlights! w00t
     
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    Nice info thanks. I will try
     
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    Im curious. Has anyone tried this with a mouse or orbital sander? I broke both of my wrists years ago (i swear i wasnt 'reading' playboy) and it really hurts to put pressure and hand sand for that long. I have an awesome mouse sander and an even better air sander i would like to give a try on it but would prefer not to screw up the lenses anymore than they already are.
     
  12. getsidewayzdrift

    getsidewayzdrift one- wheel peelin!

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    I don't see why an orbital wouldn't work well as long as your keep it nice and wet and keep it moving, and also don't apply too much pressure and burn the plastic, let the sandpaper do the work.
    I'd imagine itd be a lil harder to not hit the paint with an orbital though, but then again you could just take the headlights off the car...
    just make sure those puppies stay drenched with water
     
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    Oh yea i got plenty of hoses and a sexy assistant ;) ill give it a shot tomorrow and post pics
     
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