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Old 14 Jul 2010, 08:21 pm
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Default Did some headlight polishing...

Here's how it came out with the $11.99 Harbor Freight polishing kit.



Overall I was very impressed on how well they came out. Passenger side came out the same but I didn't see the need to post the pics.

It only took me about 10 minutes per side and it's a night and day difference!
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Old 15 Jul 2010, 01:42 am
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Hey their Jetta02awp,

Looking pretty good, an yes, polishing out your headlights can quickly make a world of difference in clarity of the polycarbonate lenses. Unfortunately, their are also a couple of issues that go along with the overall polishing process which is not as readily known, or as well advertised that I try to help educate as many people on as I can.

Here is a write up I did not that long ago on the subject which outlines the good and the bad of polishing out headlights, and how to correctly re-finish them to complete the second part of the process compensating for the removal of the Manufacturer's original "hard coat", and prevent the oxidation and rapid deterioration to the polycarbonate material used in the manufacturing of the lens itself in order to prevent the spider web like micro-cracking inherently found from excessive removal of materials as a direct result of over-polishing, and more.

Anyway, here is the Link to my write up which has a good deal more info for you if you would like. I know its long, but fairly thorough, and hopefully it might help at least give you a better understanding of the process.

Should you ever have any more questions, please feel free to ask me anytime, and I would be more than happy to try to help out wherever I can.

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