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    Bi Xenon Head lamp damaged by mother nature - The Detailien

    My buddy went off overseas for some years & upon return he found his pair of Xenon Head lamp


    as they have too many cars but very less of shaded place




    at my previous class, I taught about about restoring oxidized Head Lamp...due to car wash ...aggressive sanding by road side ..... due to wear & tear Car detailer: The complete car care / car detailing hands on clinic by Malaysia Car Detailing guru KC`s

    2 factor contributing to such oxidations,
    firstly the roadside foam wash (harsh chemicals & sponge use during washes) often this sponge soaked & filled with dirt, grim and sand that is not wash away became - TA DA sand paper) try to send for just one wash on just detail black car and check out the finishing
    this is the 2 most thrased exterior part of the car (our halogen uses heat the filament to a greater degree create light during night use -Reflector optics) and sun during the day..and combine with the roadside sand paper wash..ta da.. it is just like scrapping off the UV resistance protector, worst still if it is Projector (polyellipsoidal) with a High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps

    BUT as for this pair.....it was hardly washed by others, hardly driven at night but still the damages
    so, he went to check out this pair of replacement Xenon - it cost more than RM8k = USD 2600


    look at the extreme close up pic (was shot by a PAS camera)


    evenly chalked up by mother nature threads





    completely washed out by Mother nature ( as we are in Tropical Rain forest - full with acid rains as well)

    see again


    extreme close up


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    I always like to take up impossible task, as if I fail....no one can blame me....but If i succeed ...It must be the Higher hands

    before pic



    after polished with PlastX Clear Plastic with rotary, both wool & foam pad at 1500 rpm


    close up




    ta da


    ....isnt that a money shot????? convincing enough

    another extreme make over

    close up shot



    see again


    close up


    how can I just walk away (closing a blind eye) - although it only took me less than 30 minutes to get each side done.......


    I CHOOSE NOT.... but FACING THE GIANT Facing the Giants - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    inspired and reminded by this movie......i took up the challenge

    for the next 4 hours.....


    taping the side of the paint & chrome parts.....ensuring it is protected when sanding take place - safety come first

    1. after taping non affected area (3-4 ply of taping)
    2. SANDING begin Lube with ONR (invest in a sanding backing plate - i trim in smaller for these curvy areas)
    2a. Begin with - 1500 grit
    2b. followed with - 2000 grit
    2c. Finish off with -2500 grit

    * use abundance of water - helps alot
    an evenly sanded pic
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    Restoration continues with polishing off
    Compounded double side wool Pad then Step down to 3" wool pad @ 1500 RPM rotary

    finishing off with polish - foam pad & 3" polishing pad @ 1200 rpm finishing at 600 rpm

    from here


    ta da


    it was COATed for protection

    tested with fire - xenon lighting



    I could have save my time & effort by walking away.....


    choose this day



    to face or not to face......that thin line make a huge difference....


    thanks for viewing again

    cheerios
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    Re: Bi Xenon Head lamp damaged by mother nature - The Detailien

    Fantastic work!! Thanks for the tutorial.

    The number of headlights like that are definitely increasing.

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    Re: Bi Xenon Head lamp damaged by mother nature - The Detailien

    Quote Originally Posted by mjlinane View Post
    Fantastic work!! Thanks for the tutorial.

    The number of headlights like that are definitely increasing.
    thanks for you kind words mjlinane
    I am grateful for your detailing-ship & encouragement that spurs me on

    keep it up
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    Re: Bi Xenon Head lamp damaged by mother nature - The Detailien

    It pays to have friends with talents. Another fine job

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    Re: Bi Xenon Head lamp damaged by mother nature - The Detailien

    Very nice KCs, I love the passion you put into your work

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    Re: Bi Xenon Head lamp damaged by mother nature - The Detailien

    Let there be light!

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    Re: Bi Xenon Head lamp damaged by mother nature - The Detailien

    Excellent work my friend!

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    Re: Bi Xenon Head lamp damaged by mother nature - The Detailien

    Sweet job! Those things were hammered. They look awesome now.

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    Re: Bi Xenon Head lamp damaged by mother nature - The Detailien

    Quote Originally Posted by rzatch View Post
    It pays to have friends with talents. Another fine job
    Thanks Rzatch for your kind words

    Quote Originally Posted by LegacyGT View Post
    Very nice KCs, I love the passion you put into your work
    Thanks Bill for your many kind words of encouragement

    Quote Originally Posted by detailchick View Post
    Let there be light!
    LOL...I like that....thanks for reminding me of the Higher Hands

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Helme View Post
    Excellent work my friend!
    MA MA mIa!!! Thanks Buddy for your kind words

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Oldz View Post
    Sweet job! Those things were hammered. They look awesome now.
    Thank Dr Oldz for your kind words
    Live life to its fullness

 

 

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