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Meguiar's Headlight Restoration kit Review.

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Kavik, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Kavik

    Kavik [OP] Kavik

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    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.

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

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    Pretty impressed!

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    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!
     
  2. SoCalPoolman

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    [​IMG][/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 [​IMG]
    Take the extra 5minutes to remove painted parts. Well worth it!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  5. Kavik

    Kavik [OP] Kavik

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    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.
     
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    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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