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#1 LeMarque

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:46 AM

I asked if anyone knew of this 'system' here:

http://www.autopia.o...estoration.html

I went ahead and purchased the spray and thought I'd post a quick review.

Failed to get before pictures but the 600 grit wouldn't clean up decay so I used 500 grit and then stopped after the 600.

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I was surprised how the spray immediately went to work and brought the headlight to a near perfect finish. I say near perfect because there was just the smallest amount of, arghhh, how to say it. To much product that left slight, almost like dust nibs might be found in paint.

The spraying technique of mine needs to be tweaked and other then wishing the solution came in a syringe so that it could be applied via a foam pad, not having to continue past 600 grit sanding really moved things along and cut down the time significantly.
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#2 C. Charles Hahn

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:51 PM

No offense, but that after result looks like utter crap to me. There's still either a ton of damage present in the lens, or the "coating" is mottled something fierce.
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#3 LeMarque

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:11 PM

No offense taken. Mottled is the word I was looking for, thank you.

And yeah. If I can't manage to get the spray technique down, or the product won't allow it, I'll go back to the old 3/4 step sanding routine. But if I can, it really cuts the the time down dramatically.
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#4 Scottwax

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 09:42 AM

The right way to do it use less aggressive sandpaper (I like to finish at 3000), polish out the sanding marks and then seal with a proper UV treatment like Optimum Lens Coating. I talked to a guy who pretty much just did headlight restoration and he was wetsanding the lights then using what appeared to be a sealant for wood. It will mostly fill in the scratches from sanding but his complaint was it was yellowing after a year or so. After showing him the proper way to take care of headlights (and he paid me), he didn't seem to convinced he wanted to work that hard.

But if you're just doing something like detailing for used car lots, construction vehicles or a private vehicle for sale, I can see doing it the quickest and cheapest way possible.

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#5 LeMarque

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 06:08 PM

The right way to do it use less aggressive sandpaper (I like to finish at 3000), polish out the sanding marks and then seal with a proper UV treatment like Optimum Lens Coating. ...


That's the way I do it, normally. Work my way up from 500 grit. But I thought I give this LiteRite a try. I've got one can left and I'm going to try and spray it on a small foam pad to apply it and see if I can get a better result then spraying.

It really looked like it could work.
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