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Thread: Headlight fog

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    Default Headlight fog

    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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    If at first you don't succeed, chances are, you are using too small of a cheater bar

    Current:
    1999 GMC Sierra SLT Z71 | 5.3 Vortec | Spectre Cold Air Intake | TransDapt TBS | Hypertech 30005 Tune | 2005 Chevy Tails | Denali headlights | AWS Bug Shield | 265/75/16 Mastercraft Courser A/T | "Ghetto" painted tailgate | Boss HD Speakers | 2005 Overhead Console | Dual Thrush Turbo Mufflers
    Future:
    Bigger Amp Alternator | Electric Fans | Oil/Trans Fluid cooler | Re-done exhaust | Paint | Interior Restoration/upgrade with newer model stuff | Window Visors (In channel) | Tint | Low-Profile Tool Box | LEDs throughout stock cab locations | And whatever is spurr of the moment
    US Navy Sailor :sign0011:

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    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


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    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.



    If at first you don't succeed, chances are, you are using too small of a cheater bar

    Current:
    1999 GMC Sierra SLT Z71 | 5.3 Vortec | Spectre Cold Air Intake | TransDapt TBS | Hypertech 30005 Tune | 2005 Chevy Tails | Denali headlights | AWS Bug Shield | 265/75/16 Mastercraft Courser A/T | "Ghetto" painted tailgate | Boss HD Speakers | 2005 Overhead Console | Dual Thrush Turbo Mufflers
    Future:
    Bigger Amp Alternator | Electric Fans | Oil/Trans Fluid cooler | Re-done exhaust | Paint | Interior Restoration/upgrade with newer model stuff | Window Visors (In channel) | Tint | Low-Profile Tool Box | LEDs throughout stock cab locations | And whatever is spurr of the moment
    US Navy Sailor :sign0011:

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    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!
    Adam


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    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



    If at first you don't succeed, chances are, you are using too small of a cheater bar

    Current:
    1999 GMC Sierra SLT Z71 | 5.3 Vortec | Spectre Cold Air Intake | TransDapt TBS | Hypertech 30005 Tune | 2005 Chevy Tails | Denali headlights | AWS Bug Shield | 265/75/16 Mastercraft Courser A/T | "Ghetto" painted tailgate | Boss HD Speakers | 2005 Overhead Console | Dual Thrush Turbo Mufflers
    Future:
    Bigger Amp Alternator | Electric Fans | Oil/Trans Fluid cooler | Re-done exhaust | Paint | Interior Restoration/upgrade with newer model stuff | Window Visors (In channel) | Tint | Low-Profile Tool Box | LEDs throughout stock cab locations | And whatever is spurr of the moment
    US Navy Sailor :sign0011:

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