Removing scratches from plastic headlights
Posted 11 December 2002 - 05:00 AM
If I can't do this myself, is there any kind of place that is able to remove the scratches with something else?
Thanks for any advice
Posted 11 December 2002 - 01:39 PM
Posted 11 December 2002 - 05:40 PM
Posted 11 December 2002 - 06:50 PM
Where are you located by the way?
Posted 11 December 2002 - 09:39 PM
Hi there neighbor! :wavey
Originally posted by mark2003
Im in Surrey, B.C. Canada. I might just get some professional place to fix them up if I can't find the right stuff to fix it, i'll have to wait and see until the headlights are mailed to me and I can see how bad it is
No no, don't take them to some shop so they can charge you for what you can do at home. :nono This is polishing up some lenses (off the car yet!) not brain surgery. Have you read this thread that Bret suggested? http://www.autopia.o...&threadid=16767
Lordco sells Meguiar's plastic polish, but there is more than one way to skin a cat...
Also places that sell/deal with plexiglass has a line of very good stuff called Novus that has 2 grades of polish depending on how bad damage is.
Posted 11 December 2002 - 10:05 PM
Yeah, I'll probably try a polish and see how that fairs out, if it doesn't take out the bigger scratches then i'll have to take it up a notch I guess. I don't plan on putting them on the car for awhile so I got time to get them looking like new again.
I'll keep you posted when I get the headlights.
Posted 11 December 2002 - 10:12 PM
Posted 12 December 2002 - 01:17 AM
As for the Meguaires plastic polish, I think KMS in coquitlam (beside the new ikea) sells both bottels (the blue and the white one)... I belive it's cheaper than lordco and you get 10% off (if you setup an account with them).
Posted 12 December 2002 - 06:11 AM
Originally posted by Andre'
If you can feel the scratch with your fingernail you'll need to wetsand the scratch out. Use 1000 to 2000 grit wet/dry sandpaper, than buff out the sanding marks with a fine compound like FI2. End the process with a SMR and a protectant. I like to ues Klasse AIO and SG as protectants for light lenses.
I have a scratch I can feel by fingernail. Would I just wetsand with the 2000 on the scratch only? And then use the SMR and a protectant (what kind of protectant would ya reccomend to someone who cant get Klasse?) by hand or with the machine? Want to try this, but don't want to mess up anything. Can I just use Meguiars Plastic Cleaner and Polish after I wet-sand instead of the SMR and just follow up with a good car polish/wax?
Posted 12 December 2002 - 01:17 PM
Posted 12 December 2002 - 10:24 PM
Hi there! :wavey
Originally posted by iceman
Any idea where I can get some Plexus for a cheap price around the lower mainland?
Home Hardware sells Plexus, at least at the bigger stores. Run a search for the price, as I've posted about this before. Remember that Plexus is only for plastic and Zaino is paint protection. As mentioned, Trev Deely HD does sell S100 stuff, including the gel wheel cleaner. I don't think the price of it is worth it though (something close to $20!) and I'd recommend Eagle One A2Z (new orange formula) instead. S100 wax was $30 I think - that is worth it. :up
mark2003, check out: http://www.meguiars.....cfm?SrcLine=PI
I haven't used the Megs polish, but you probably just have to see it in person and try it. Sometimes multiple tries or more sweat can eventually help. Also consider the Novus stuff I mentioned because you have a choice of both a fine and heavy scratch remover.
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