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mickyinc
27-09-2014, 11:10 PM
http://media701.dropshots.com/photos/1205393/20140927/b_111715.jpg
http://media700.dropshots.com/photos/1205393/20140927/b_225519.jpg

Never done it before , didn't have a clue so it was have a crack or buy new ones.
800 wet n dry, then hit it with polish compound , then a cut, then water spot remover
Came up really good, nearly look like bought one's

XR8TEDVY2
28-09-2014, 05:51 AM
I saw some guy on UTube the other day doing the same thing with toothpaste. Probably a hoax but it does make sense.

grange250
28-09-2014, 08:01 AM
Toothpaste is also good for windscreens, it is a mild abrasive and can get the grease out from the glass pits.

Audi
28-09-2014, 09:46 AM
You need to seal the lens with a clear UV tolerant paint or they will just fade again in six months.

mickyinc
28-09-2014, 08:33 PM
I spent another hr on them today, got some 1200 and 2000 wet and dry, then cut and polish, there brand new , 6 hrs work but new ones woulda cost me $900...
have you seen them painted Audi? Is that because ive sanded off the glaze..

XR8TEDVY2
28-09-2014, 09:31 PM
I spent another hr on them today, got some 1200 and 2000 wet and dry, then cut and polish, there brand new , 6 hrs work but new ones woulda cost me $900...
have you seen them painted Audi? Is that because ive sanded off the glaze..

Throw in some HID's for an even better look with those new lenses !

mickyinc
29-09-2014, 01:53 AM
Do they look better? How fast do they go ? lol

Audi
02-10-2014, 08:29 PM
Yeah, you've removed the UV protecting on the plastic. You need to paint more on or you'll be back sanding them in 6 to a year.

DrMus
07-10-2014, 10:02 PM
What stuff do you recommend for a clear Audi?

Audi
07-10-2014, 10:45 PM
I have never applied the clear coat so the only one I've ever done on my VY Berlina needs polishing again. When I get around to doing it this time i'll use the UV protector..

Pinched this from another forum...

"Once both lenses have been polished to restore clarity, they should be sanded with 1500 grit finishing paper, this ensures the clear coat has a ‘key’ to enable adhesion. When you spray clear coat on the sanded lenses it fills in those light scratches and makes them clear and glossy making them look brand new. SprayMax® (aerosol spray) is a 2K clear paint: two-component acrylic resins plus isocyanates hardener that contains UV protection"

mickyinc
09-10-2014, 03:37 PM
Thanx Audi, that's awesome ill shot down the road now and ifi can buy will post result

vz hsv
19-01-2015, 06:22 PM
i have just used the turtle wax headlight restorer kit (got from supercheap!!).
was dubious at first- even up until i did the final steps.but wow, what a result!!
mine look pretty good.almost brand new.well worth the effort.( i did add some scrubbing with toothpaste
and tooth brush). would have been even easier with a buffer ( if i had one!!)

give it a go . i'm not experienced - but it worked well.

DrMus
19-01-2015, 11:21 PM
i have just used the turtle wax headlight restorer kit (got from supercheap!!).
was dubious at first- even up until i did the final steps.but wow, what a result!!
mine look pretty good.almost brand new.well worth the effort.( i did add some scrubbing with toothpaste
and tooth brush). would have been even easier with a buffer ( if i had one!!)

give it a go . i'm not experienced - but it worked well.

What steps do you have to follow mate? I have one of those cheapy buffing machines if that's any use?

vz hsv
20-01-2015, 10:34 AM
i just read the box really.only used the toothpaste and brush for extra scrubbing .
how hard u scrub depends on how bad ur headlights are.give it a go.
if it doesn't work so well repeat until it does.

nonchalant
08-03-2015, 07:41 PM
I used a restoration kit on mine on my VZ and though it brings them up like new it doesnt last long.

Audi
17-05-2015, 12:51 PM
I used a restoration kit on mine on my VZ and though it brings them up like new it doesnt last long.

Did you use a UV protectant clear coat from an aerosol can? From my experience it will only fade quickly like you mention if you haven't.

Great guide here on the process here. https://youtu.be/UEJbKLZ7RmM