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Old 12-14-2014, 12:24 PM   #11
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Fine grit sand paper, Plastic X, Rotary Buffer, and time. Works great.

Also they make many kits that can be bought over the counter at local parts stores. My HHR is due soon, maybe do a how-to....
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:22 PM   #12
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Fine grit sand paper, Plastic X, Rotary Buffer, and time. Works great.

Also they make many kits that can be bought over the counter at local parts stores. My HHR is due soon, maybe do a how-to....
I bought a kit to do my CTS from all the highway driving I do, it was about $25 and a half hour. The toothpaste was 10 minutes and I've done 3 more cars for friends now, with barely a dent in the tube of toothpaste lol! I do use Ice wax once I'm done to help protect them too.
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Old 12-14-2014, 05:29 PM   #13
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Nice!

Meg's makes a specific protectant for UV rays. I havent bought it but hear good things, in general I always throw some wax on there just for a lil extra.

Like with any correction how much pressure, speed, abrasiveness of the pad/chemical, dictate what it can cut.

The alternating with sand paper. up to down, then side to side, makes everything consistant as far as scratches and then plastic x and a wool pad gets that near new surface.
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Old 12-14-2014, 07:43 PM   #14
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Wish they would go back to glass. This never used to be an issue.
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Old 12-14-2014, 08:02 PM   #15
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Wish they would go back to glass. This never used to be an issue.
It'll never happen, glass is heavier than plastic, and it's a bear to mold into complex shapes with consistent optical characteristics.

The days of "Sealed Beam" headlights were simpler, but we'll never see their return.
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:48 AM   #16
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It'll never happen, glass is heavier than plastic, and it's a bear to mold into complex shapes with consistent optical characteristics.

The days of "Sealed Beam" headlights were simpler, but we'll never see their return.
X2, plus the cost to them and us the consumer wouldn't be justified, but it certainly is easier to maintain.
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Fine grit sand paper, Plastic X, Rotary Buffer, and time. Works great.

Also they make many kits that can be bought over the counter at local parts stores. My HHR is due soon, maybe do a how-to....
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I have used several different brand restoration kits and have found Sylvannia's kit to be the best. Unlike most others it comes with a sealant/UV protector as the last step. Headlamps looked brand new when done.
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