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Old 06-19-2010, 09:50 PM
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Why 3M Headlight Restoration Kit > Meguiar's Plastx X 100,000

I've used Meguiar's Plastx in the past with decent results, but nothing spectacular.
Granted, if used often, it would probably be fairly good at deterring headlight fading.

However, if your lenses are badly dulled and yellow, PlastX is not the answer... This is, and it's worth every cent:



When using this kit, be careful not to use too much pressure (only slightly compress the foam pad, the rotation of the drill is what does the work, pressure only makes you risk messing up your light, and won't speed up the process)
Also, mask off with double masking tape or remove your headlights, you don't want scratched paint, but you want to be able to get all the way to the edges of the lens.

Here are some before & after pics (yes the car is dirty and I have a blown light, blah blah blah)

These are the "preview" resolution so that they can fit on screen better, if you want to see any of the pics in a higher resolution, they are all here:
















These last two really show the difference...



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Nice work, did you buff the taillights to?
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^Nah. My taillights still look brand-new... go figure
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Wow Ashley, the 3M kit does wonders! Thanks for sharing your results.

Now clean the bugs off the front of your car.
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^Already did.

Should I post a pic of the front of the car clean for the sake of yours and Janik's OCD???
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haha i see you finally did your headlights. Gave you crap about it lol
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^Yeah man, after all the crap you gave me about it, it was either fix them or kill myself
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haha they did look pretty poo-tastic.
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That came out great Ashley!
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Jeez those headlights were pretty bad, huge difference!
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Did you do em by hand? If you used a Drill did you have problems with the drill going all over the place? Do you have sand marks on your lens if its direct sunlight or the lights are on?

yes I have all those issues lol
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Did you do em by hand? - Dewalt 3-speed 18V battery drill, speed two, trigger all the way
If you used a Drill did you have problems with the drill going all over the place? - No, use very VERY light presure. All you're aiming to do is make contact, the rotation of the drill does all the work, not extra pressure
Do you have sand marks on your lens if its direct sunlight or the lights are on? - No. Make sure you fully complete each step before moving to the next

yes I have all those issues lol - Don't drink & sand
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^ lol, might be my drill thats fugged up. I think I am just going to have my friend who owns a shop wet sand it by hand and clearcoat it.
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I used the 3M kit a few weeks ago.

I liked it overall, but I dont think I sanded enough in the first step.

The head lights came out clean but not as clean as i wanted them to.

I think ill try agian soon.

I have enough left over to do both again.

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