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bwb3
10-08-2007, 03:13 PM
Went by NAPA Auto Parts to get some Mothers for the headlights and they talked me into trying CPC 5 Min Headlight Restorer. Must say it worked great with little effort. You get a 2-1/2" disc that fits in a 1/4" drill and a box of adhesive backed foam discs impregnated with the polishing compound. A variable speed hand drill is best to keep below the 1200 rpm limit recommended. Mist the disc with water and polish with a back and forth motion. They also have a 5 Min Restorer for glass which may be the ticket for those streaks on the side windows. Luckily I don't have that yet.

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Gene

msvx95
10-09-2007, 06:16 AM
Some before and after piccys would be great.....I'd love to polish mine up real good

UPnorth362
10-09-2007, 06:26 AM
make sure to keep lots of wax on them after you polish them. It will help to keep them from yellowing.

bwb3
10-09-2007, 06:36 AM
Failed to take any before pics. Will do so when doing the Mustang. It's lights are really yellow. Don't know if it is a good sealant but I put Rain-X on when I was done.
Gene

94SubieSVX
10-09-2007, 04:34 PM
subscribed...waiting for pics:)

Tim
10-09-2007, 04:47 PM
I have purchased this as well. It works pretty well but I found my lights to get yellow again. I did it right before the shore meet and they are in need to another restore session.

94SubieSVX
10-09-2007, 04:48 PM
Maybe after using this product you can spray some clear coat on it to keep it from yellowing? IDK if it would affect the light though.

techy101
10-09-2007, 09:56 PM
I tried that. I wasn't very impressed. After trying that I decided to go for the tried and true method...wetsanding. Wet Sanding, then polishing by hand yielded much better results.

YourConfused
10-09-2007, 10:15 PM
wet sand w/ 500? then buff w/ wax and clear coat? Whatcha guys done?

94SubieSVX
10-09-2007, 10:19 PM
I would use 2000 at first then 4000 for the final sand. Then use a polishing/buffing compound.

YourConfused
10-09-2007, 10:31 PM
2000, 4000 what is paper? is 4k a cotton t-shirt? (little sarcastic)
Really though those are some smooth grits.
thanks for the reply man.

Hocrest
10-09-2007, 10:35 PM
I've had success with 400 dry palm -> 800 wet block -> 1000 wet block -> 1500 wet block -> buffing wheels on a die grinder

94SubieSVX
10-09-2007, 10:40 PM
2000, 4000 what is paper? is 4k a cotton t-shirt? (little sarcastic)
Really though those are some smooth grits.
thanks for the reply man.


Haha...that's just what I used on my friends lights and it came out pretty good.