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Thread: Best Headlight Restoration kit
09-18-2012, 10:54 PM #1
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Best Headlight Restoration kit
So since I bought my truck I tried to clean up both the headlights and taillights. I used Fast-bright that product that supposedly works like magic and cleans the lenses right up. Well worked wonders on the head light but not much on the tails.
Just wondering what you guys out their have used that's worked on either just the headlights or both. And what you think is the best product for restoring factory lenses.
1996 Chevy Tahoe LT 5.7L V8 4X4 202,000+ miles. Built proudly at Janesville Assembly in Janesville, Wisconsin
Basic mods: Lights all over, bunch of electrical work, and a couple cooling mods.
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09-18-2012, 11:25 PM #2
All so called restoration kits are some kind of abrasive kit. You can go buy 1500 and 2000 grit wet dry sandpaper at your auto body supply store, use water and get the surface most of the way smooth, then use Flitz cleaner/polish to finish the job, with one of their ball type polishers and a plug in variable speed drill. Works great. Or you can do what I did on my truck: buy new headlamp assemblies.1994 Chevy K2500 Silverado, 454 (modified), original owner.
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09-18-2012, 11:36 PM #3
I am not going to say this place is the best.... because they are "cheap" relatively speaking, but we have a place called Cert-i-fit close by. The local dealer wanted something like $250 for each factory lamp casing..... I spent $30-40 each at Cert-i-Fit.
I also get my powered side mirrors there too. the whole power side mirror is about $25 each ( left side/right side). To the average person, no one knows the difference and I saved allot of money.
When I do stop by dealer, they know they are not "GM" parts, but I tell them, yep your right. I can buy 7 of these for every one of yours. In 12 years, the 3 that I bought at $25 each paid for less than 1 of yours.
09-19-2012, 12:15 AM #4
While not exactly a restoration kit, Certi-fit has a number of locations nation-wide ... and an online site, oo (http://www.certifit.com/) ... and they -can- be very cheap, full-on replacements. Why restore when you can replace?
09-19-2012, 12:39 AM #5
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