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Old 10-03-2016, 06:54 PM
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Reconditioning lenses question...

Has anyone who has reconditioned their headlamp lenses seen this streak (I marked the second picture so you can get a reference to the area I am speaking of)...

It looks like it may be in the inside of the lens? Anyway, no matter how much I wet sand it with 1000 grit, it does not change.

I am thinking that since it is an ultra clear spot I should just leave it be and move on to the 2500 sanding.

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Well, whatever it was, it can't be seen anymore...

Right lens completed. Not a great job, but it will do for now. Compared to the untouched passenger side.
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Good job, man! Both my headlights look like your passenger side. How long did it take you to clean up the driver side?

As far as the streak, I don't have it so I can't provide feedback.
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Good job, man! Both my headlights look like your passenger side. How long did it take you to clean up the driver side?

As far as the streak, I don't have it so I can't provide feedback.
Thanks,

I worked the 1000 grit for about 10 minutes total time.
I worked the 2500 grit for about 2 minutes total.

I think the result looks good in the picture, but the lens is still ten years old, so it will never look as good as new cars I see with new crystal clear (like fresh glass) lenses. But it's a lot better than it was.

I think I will may try jewelers rouge on the passenger side as a final step before retreating.
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Nice!

If you do try the Jewelers rouge post the final results.
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Here's a video DIY for the 3M kit. You can never really wet sand and buff long enough! Just get it to your liking...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD0YKYTb9IQ
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Is there any coating to put on after the sanding and polishing are done that will help slow down deterioration again?
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Is there any coating to put on after the sanding and polishing are done that will help slow down deterioration again?
Yes. It comes with the kit.
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Yes. It comes with the kkt.
Ah...suppose I bought a range of sandpapers from 1500-4000 and wet sanded the lenses. No kit. What should I use to protect them after polishing?
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Ah...suppose I bought a range of sandpapers from 1500-4000 and wet sanded the lenses. No kit. What should I use to protect them after polishing?
Sorry. I have no idea what the chemical makeup of the protector is. The kit costs about five dollars. I would just get that.
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