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Anyone ever wet sanded their headlights?

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Old Aug 15th, 2018, 22:17   #1
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Default Anyone ever wet sanded their headlights?

Mine are crazed, wet sanded one so far with 800 grit. Going to finish tomorrow with 1200 grit and 2000 and then polish.

Should I hope turn out like new, then going to get some uv sealant.
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Old Aug 15th, 2018, 23:07   #2
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Not done it, but mine need doing...
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Old Aug 16th, 2018, 00:05   #3
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Mine are crazed, wet sanded one so far with 800 grit. Going to finish tomorrow with 1200 grit and 2000 and then polish.

Should I hope turn out like new, then going to get some uv sealant.
give them at least three coats of UV proof clear Lacquer to make them look like new (before polishing them of course)

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Been to B&Q on the way to work and bought some of the lacquer you mentioned.

Rubbed down so far with 800 & 1000 grit, just got 2000 grit to go and then paint.

Must be magic how putting on the lacquer turns then from sanded cloudy to clear again, will not believe it until I see it happen. Not looking forward to the painting bit, not had much luck in the past (impatient).
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Been to B&Q on the way to work and bought some of the lacquer you mentioned.

Rubbed down so far with 800 & 1000 grit, just got 2000 grit to go and then paint.

Must be magic how putting on the lacquer turns then from sanded cloudy to clear again, will not believe it until I see it happen. Not looking forward to the painting bit, not had much luck in the past (impatient).
Don't you need to polish them before the lacquer? I used a proprietary polish called 'Doctor Lamp' on my MR2 but I know others who swear by T-Cut and even toothpaste.
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That's what I though but YouTube says different.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVlM3cAVrEk

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I've never bothered with the lacquer bit tbh.
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I was going to just polish but seems it lasts longer with it?
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20 mins every other year's not really a fuss.
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Old Aug 16th, 2018, 09:27   #10
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I did this with a Toyota Yaris recently.

The UV Clearcoat magically makes the headlamp clear again, but my finish wasn't great. Orange peel everywhere.

Apparently one must Polish the orange peel to get rid of it.

This didn't really hurt the headlamp perfomance though!

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