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mr v6

10 min headlight resto.

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The lamps on my Z have been bugging me since day 1, so I decided on a quick polish to see how they'd turn out & how long they'd last. I was tinkering with the idea of buying a kit, the 3M one, but after Googling '350Z headlight restoration' it lead me to a topic on the forum here, where many used Autosol. So armed with the stuff & 10 mins of my time I got the following, but quick results. I'll see how long it lasts then make a decision whether to redo it with Autosol or wet & dry them. The microfibre cloth went very yellow & dirty very quickly.

 

Before:

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After: 

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The pair together:

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I did notice my o/s/f sidelight bulb flickering so I'll change that in the morning.

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In the current weather it'll last a few days, maybe even weeks before it starts to go again. You'll need to throw a sealant at them for anything more long term.

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Yeah flat them off with some wet and dry 1200's and then spray some clear coat on them. Tack coat and a wet one, best done in a garage or shed (house if the Mrs is out) so you don't get dust or flies in the clear :)

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I used these for the cleaning bit at least - came up a treat. The car had been treated when new with some sort of coating which has helped keep it looking mint all these years but the lights were almost yellow - now crystal clear after a couple of wipes.

 

Label sounds like they would strip anything off anything, but they are not that powerful so happy to use on the car (alloys, lights, plastics)

 

Will have a look at re-coating them now I have seen this

 

 

 

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Well yesterday morning, I gave them another helping of Autosol, then a finer Megs NXT metal polish, then 2 layers of Soft99 Fusso Coat light wax. Will see how they go, then perhaps wet n dry them at some point.

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Wax won't last long fella. UV will get through fairly quickly. 

 

I used a yacht varnish on mine and they have stayed clear for 9 months. :teeth:

 

Many other use the gtechniq coating.  

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