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    Default Car Front Lights - Scratch removing

    So, was bored the other day with the S3, as I can't get the engine to work!! (see other thread).

    So I decided to do something that I know I could get to 'work', and went about removing the scratches from the front lights.

    The car has had a busy/rough life prior to me, so needed some love and affection.

    Lights before (I didn't seem to take a log of the 'before' photos !):


    Lights After:








    I used 800 gritt wet sandpaper, then 1500, then 2000... Then I buffed it with various compounds, then a final coating in some wax..




    Hopefully makes the car look less tatty
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    Brilliant result there mate! It's so satisfying getting scratches out of anything. If you've got time and want a little challenge, probably worth a clear UV tint to protect the headlight (longevity) as you've sanded back a layer.

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    Yeah agree, something I can look at getting.

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    Great job Stu. The lights have come up very nicely.

    I would be looking at 2k clear coat in a rattle can to protect the lights.

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    That's a good idea too alister.. An I actually have some at hand!!

    I've currently put on some 'wax' that I had, but not sure if that will burn off, or last at all... It was something at least..

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    Did you use a sealant ?

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    Only some wax I had at the time.. car is not drivable yet, so not an issue. I have some 2k clear that I might use.

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    You eventually will need to put a UV sealant on it. The meguiars clear is pretty good. Done a headlight from the wreckers with stuff turned out awesome.




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