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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:17 pm 
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Hi all,

So thought i would post this, just to show whats possible.
The headlights on my wifes Astra were looking very tired indeed. And doubtful if they would pass the MOT this year to be honest.

So rubbed them down with P2000 Wet/Dry, using a water spray bottle to keep it soaked. Did each headlight for about 15mins.
Then used my DAS6 Mopping tool, with a medium pad, and Sonax medium cut compound. Then polished each headlight for about 20mins each.
Finished with a coat of Meguires Carnuaba Wax.
Result is quite frankly brilliant. They would almost pass for brand new, even checking up close.
Very happy.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:50 pm 
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mums neighbour did his astra with a green scourer

your came out slightly better i think
its sad when someone tight buys one new one and leaves the other all cloudy tight or what

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:12 pm 
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scanditurbo wrote:
mums neighbour did his astra with a green scourer

your came out slightly better i think
its sad when someone tight buys one new one and leaves the other all cloudy tight or what


Lol, cannot imagine a Green scouring pad doing anything at all. Since you need to sand back the top few microns of dead faded plastic.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:32 pm 
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scanditurbo wrote:
mums neighbour did his astra with a green scourer

your came out slightly better i think
its sad when someone tight buys one new one and leaves the other all cloudy tight or what

I went to look at a car for my daughter. First thing that caught my eye was a new headlight as the other looked dull. He said they hadn't replaced it but polished it. So why didn't they do the other one as it could have been a sale.
It wasn't!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:32 pm 
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Done a few sets myself, mine are still fine after more than a year.
Put some wax on them afterwards.

Our Mum got a new Peugeot 206GT, headlights are very misted up.
Got some of this to try.

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