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09-15-2013, 07:55 PM #1
So I bought some headlights and turn signal lights from a 2001 Sierra C3 for 70$. They were of course used and very foggy. Stopped at Walmart for
some McGuire's Plastix and some turtle wax rubbing compound. Ideally I would use a buffer starting off with the rubbing compound to remove the heavy oxidation. But I went reversed with no buffer. Results came out pretty good. Now all I need is some new signal lights and light bulbs to try and brighten it up a little. But I'm happy with the results so far.
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09-16-2013, 06:08 PM #2
I've found the best way to restore headlights is to wet sand with 1000 grit then 1500 and lastly 2000 grit. Then buff with rubbing compound and finally apply a 50/50 mix of mineral spirits and polyurethane with a folded shop towel, applying with one even, smooth stroke .Here's a pic of my Wife's Grand Prix before we traded it. (One on the left is "before")
Last edited by adampaul1964; 09-16-2013 at 07:03 PM.Adam
09-16-2013, 06:20 PM #3
That looks pretty good there Adam. I'm working in a limited environment with limited tools which is why I went the route I chose. Maybe when I get a little more free reign I'll test it out on my old headlights so I don't mess these up lol.
09-16-2013, 06:23 PM #4
Lol! I know what you mean, I did these in the kitchen while she was at work! And yes I did use the buffer indoors!
09-16-2013, 06:27 PM #5
Lol I'm living with my buddy in a apartment instead of the ship for now so if it were mine I would try it out
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