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Old 06-07-2005, 04:28 PM
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Polishing Headlights

I detailed my Daughter's new (pre owned 2003) Saab 9-3 Linear yesterday.
I saw the headlights were foggy looking so I got out my PC 7424 and went to work.
Here is the before picture.


I used Meguiars PlastX, the green and Blue Spot pads ,Plexus plastic cleaner/polish and Some Sonus Der WUnder Buffing towels.



I first washed the lights when I washed the car.
I took my shop vac and put the hose on the exhaust side and blew dried the headlights so water wouldn't keep dripping down while I was polishing them.

Now I primed the pad with the Plexus polish/cleaner and applied a small half dollar size dab to the green 4" spot pads.

I turned the PC to 4 and polished until the PlastX started to dry.
I then wiped the remaining polish off and re polished the same way a second time.

The last step was to put the blue finishing spot pad on and apply more PlastX but set the speed to 5.


The result was a lot better than doing the polishing by hand and you wont get shocked from the static electricity associated with polishing plastic by hand.
Now if your lights are glass, just substitute the Plexus and PlastX with Autoglym Glass Polish.

Here is the finished results.




I also polished the fog lights and tail lights.


The camera had a fingerprint on the lens thats why there is a fog in the center of all pictures... I never said I was a photographer...
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