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Kavik 03-15-2012 02:01 PM

Meguiar's Headlight Restoration kit Review.
 
Alright so I picked up some headlights off of here from PinkTaco24, They had some Haze when I bought them of of her so I thought I would do a review on the Meguiar's Headlight Restoration kit and give it a go.

Here they are when I opened the package.
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Here they are after being prepped. About to start.

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After wet sanding with 1000 grit from left to right for a while and then sanding with 3000 grit up and down for a while.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...Iphone_027.JPG

After using the polishing pad with just a regular cordless drill and PlastX

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...phone_0281.JPG

Before

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After

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Pretty impressed!

http://www.tacomaworld.com/gallery/d...phone_0311.JPG

I followed the directions step by step and didn't do anything out of the ordinary. Now just have to see how they hold up and if they ever revert
back, The only problem that I encountered is that right by the turn signals it still seemed hazy but other than that it worked great!

SoCalPoolman 02-10-2013 03:36 PM

Meguiars worked great
 
http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/...psb67c7533.jpg[/IMG]I just used this product on my 07. It was very easy and with great results. Took about an hour of not so hard work. I didn't add a clearcoat this time i want to see how long it lasts on its own. I will repost as time goes on with progress http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9a02dbdb.jpg
Take the extra 5minutes to remove painted parts. Well worth it!

jprovence 03-11-2013 12:41 AM

How long it last depends on how much sun you get. Cali and Texas where you guys are out, yeah you will be lucky to get another year out of them without a lot of upkeep on the wax. Once its been sanded, you loose the UV inhibitor layer (which gets damaged by the sun anyways...) and the polycarbonate deteriorates faster.

EDJY 03-11-2013 12:50 AM

I just strait polish mine. no sanding. Mine were pretty hazy, probably a little worse than the first (more yellow),and I don't mean to put down the meguires, but I think mine turned out better. I just used alot of elbow grease and blue magic headlight polish.

Kavik 03-11-2013 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EDJY (Post 6569705)
I just strait polish mine. no sanding. Mine were pretty hazy, probably a little worse than the first (more yellow),and I don't mean to put down the meguires, but I think mine turned out better. I just used alot of elbow grease and blue magic headlight polish.

If you think it is better than post up a review on "blue magic" so people can compare the results. There is nothing wrong with comparing products to see which one is better, but in my case the Meguires did its job.

sde780 03-11-2013 11:51 AM

2,000 grit sandpaper + a good polish will yield the same if not better results. Just giving you a heads up as it's much cheaper to buy separately :)

Look into applying thinned clear urethane varnish for floors - it keeps the haze from coming back.


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