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    Headlight Rx. Needed please

    Worked on a friends Jeep headlights tonight. Got them to 70 % of my standard. I used my flex and m100 witn a orange cutting pad. Till it fell apart. Itís from 2008 so I canít conpkain. Then I switched to my rupes with a blue pad and M100.

    What do I try next ?

    I have a GG6 is that better than the rupes for headlights ?

    Want pad, and polish would you recommend ? I did not coat them because I want to clear them a little more like 30% more

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Headlight Rx. Needed please

    Hey Amigo !!
    All I ever used was Meguiars 105 to get them all back to normal, then Meguiars 205 to refine and give them more clarity and gloss..
    And on all plastic tail lights, I have never used anything but M105 and gotten beautifully clear, glossy, results..
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    Re: Headlight Rx. Needed please

    Hey pal. Guess what , Me too until tonight.

    Going to pick up something. Just not sure what right now. I’m looking for some guidance.

    Thanks for responding. I’ll keep you posted.

    Jeff

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    Hey Amigo !!
    All I ever used was Meguiars 105 to get them all back to normal, then Meguiars 205 to refine and give them more clarity and gloss..
    And on all plastic tail lights, I have never used anything but M105 and gotten beautifully clear, glossy, results..
    Dan F

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    Re: Headlight Rx. Needed please

    I usually sand them. You can get the Mirka Abralon in 4000 grit and 3M Trizact in 5000, of course you can also go much coarser than that. I`m not sure if Meguiar`s is still selling theirs. You can find them in the store here by the box or Kevin Brown used to sell individually.

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    Re: Headlight Rx. Needed please

    The step above microfiber pads are these: https://www.autogeek.net/surbuf-4-in-buffing-pads.html

    mjlinane has used these on bad headlights (no sanding), but YMMV and sanding might be needed if these don`t cut it
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    Re: Headlight Rx. Needed please

    The step above microfiber pads are these: https://www.autogeek.net/surbuf-4-in-buffing-pads.html

    mjlinane has used these on bad headlights (no sanding), but YMMV and sanding might be needed if these don`t cut it
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    Re: Headlight Rx. Needed please

    Microfiber, and whatever compound you have. The trick is don’t go so long without cleaning the pad. I go about 10 seconds, clean and repeat. You’re getting a lot of the plastic residue which clogs up the pad.
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    Microfiber, and whatever compound you have. The trick is donít go so long without cleaning the pad. I go about 10 seconds, clean and repeat. Youíre getting a lot of the plastic residue which clogs up the pad.

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    Re: Headlight Rx. Needed please

    I use the 3" LC purple wool pads with Mckees 37 headlight restoration polish.
    Usually 2 rounds if needed as the polish is a DAT. If I need to get more aggressive I will use m105 and then follow up with that or m205 but the purple wool pads do a nice job.
    If MF/ Wool does not do the trick you may need to sand them first. I have bought the Meguiars and 3M headlight restoration kit from Autozone before to use in a pinch and they work well and come with 1000grit and 3000grit sanding discs which can be used by hand or by drill.

 

 

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