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Meguiar's Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit

Old 01-28-2014
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Default Meguiar's Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit

Safety is very important to everyone. Driving at night already presents a challenge. Having your visibility decreased by oxidized headlights increases the difficulty. Meguiarís Heavy Duty Two Step Headlight Restoration Kit will help reduce the difficulty and make it safer for you to travel at night. This kit is set up for a mix of hand and machine use. The initial wet sanding with 1000 and 3000 Unigrit sand discs will remove the built up oxidization on the surface of the headlights with ease. Then you apply the PlastX polish with the enclosed wool pad to give your headlight the crystal clear look, allowing as much light to shine threw as possible. It also includes the Headlight Protectant to prevent the elements from covering your headlights again; and a Supreme Shine Microfiber Towel for safe removal of the product. The extra products you need are glass cleaner, a drill, and masking tape.

The Process
Since you will be working with a wool pad and polish, I recommend taping the edges of the body panels before you begin. Then you want to clean the headlights with glass cleaner to remove any surface dirt and road grime.

The sanding discs are supposed to stay wet, so I soak them between uses.

In a left to right motion, move the 1000 Unigrit sand disc across the headlight until it is evenly frosted. Then wipe the surface clean.

In an up and down motion, move the 3000 Unigrit sand disc across the headlight. Then wipe the surface clean. At this point the headlight should appear to have a very light haze.

Insert the yellow wool polishing pad into the drill. Apply a nickel sized amount of the PlastX polish to the pad. Place the pad evenly on the headlight and slowly the polish out. Then increase the speed, if possible, to work the polish into the headlights. Do not be afraid to get close the edge of the headlight if you taped off the painted edges of the vehicle.

Remove the product immediately to avoid it drying. If it dries, it will be difficult to remove. You may have to do another application of the PlastX on the wool pad if there is still a slight haze from the sand paper. Apply a small amount of the PlastX to the microfiber towel and do one final hand buff.

On a different side of the towel, apply a small amount of the Headlight Protectant. Then work the protectant into the headlight.

These headlights were in pretty bad shape. While this process does have few steps, the products do not take long to work. You can see below they are in much better condition and should improve the driverís visibility when driving at night.

If your headlights are not in as severe of condition, you can use the PlastX and the wool pad to clean up very lightly oxidized headlights. Make sure you are still applying the Headlight Protectant to ensure the elements donít take over your headlights again.

Last edited by SuperiorCarCare; 01-28-2014 at 10:36 AM.
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Tried this stuff. overall works really great, but quite to expensive compared to Mothers kit.
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