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NEW PICTURES ON PAGE 7!!!

Materials you will need:

- 400 Grit Sanpaper
- 800 Grit Sanpaper
- 1000 Grit Sanpaper
- 1500 Grit Sanpaper
- 2000 Grit Sanpaper
- Meguiars Dual Action Cleaner
- Meguairs Plastx
- Meguairs Fine Cut Cleaner
- Meguairs NXT Wax
- Bucket of Water
- Microfiber Towels
- Buffer (orbital or highspeed if you have it, if not use microfiber towels)

**Make sure to apply tape around the hood, fender, bumper and etc, whereever its possible to accidently scratch the paint.

When you first start using the 400grit sandpaper, the headlight is going to look like crap, but don't worry...it will clear up as you progress.

- Dip the sandpaper in the bucket of water and start sanding. Make sure the surface is always wet.

-For each grit, sand until the surface is completely smooth and apply even pressure. (ie. sanding block) I took about 7-10mins for each grit.
(would really help if you had a high speed polisher but if not it will just take longer by hand.)

- Apply 3 coats of Meguiar's Plast-X with an applicator, wipe off with the microfiber towels

- Now use the Meguiar's Fine Cut Cleaner to remove the fine scratches, use as many coats until you're happy with the results. Wipe off with microfiber towel.

- Apply 2 coats of Meguiar's NXT Wax, to provide the long lasting protection on the headlights. Wipe off with microfiber towel.

**I would recommend applying Meguiar's Plast-X once a month to prevent the headlights from hazing.

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Sidemarker Mechanic
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awesome work.

But to me, i wouldnt do it to my headlights :) just because it will be a bitch later down the road.
 
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