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Old 06-13-2018, 04:50 PM
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Headlight refresh

So one of the things bugging the heck out of me with my 07 4.8i I purchased last month was the headlights. Heavily oxidized and dis colored to the point where they were diffusing the effectiveness of the xenons. Took care of it last weekend.

Using the 3M headlight restoration kit and my drill, I sanded down and polished the lense covers. Messy job but effective. I then treated the bare plastic with some UV protectant to stave off yellowing. Finally, to protect the work, I covered each headlight with Lamin-X film. Loving the results.



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Old 06-13-2018, 06:12 PM
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Looks good. Did mine as well but the driver side was worse so it still is not as clear as the passenger side. Now I see stress marks on it.

Also is shroud supposed to be charcoal or black? Mine looks like yours like it's faded.


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Old 06-14-2018, 12:14 AM
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Looks good. Did mine as well but the driver side was worse so it still is not as clear as the passenger side. Now I see stress marks on it.

Also is shroud supposed to be charcoal or black? Mine looks like yours like it's faded.


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Drivers side was by far the worst for me as well. It had yellowed and clouded up. Spent more time on that light to get a good result. Not sure about the proper color for the inner shroud.
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That looks great. Having said that its really too bad they dont design headlights so the lens (cover) is easy to replace.
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