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I know the prescribed method for rejuvenating dull plastic headlights is to use 50 different grades of sandpaper, wet and dry paper, cutting compound with a mains-powered machine polisher and 20 different kinds of resin polish, but... ... I couldn't be arsed with all that. As a shortcut, I purchased myself a bottle of Meguiars PlastX clear plastic polish, which promises to bring dull old headlights back to life. I got it from Amazon (link below), no issues. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0000AY3SR This really is the lazy man's headlight restoration - all I did was apply the PlastX using my cheapy 12v Halfords electric polisher, buffed it up by hand with a microfibre cloth, and gave the lights a smear of Collinite 476S wax, in the hope of a longer-lasting shine. I thought I'd do the obligatory "before and after" pictures, to show how it went. Nearside headlight before polishing Offside light before polishing Nearside headlight after polishing Offside light after polishing As you can see, the end result isn't 100% perfection, but I'd say it's about 80%. I think I'd have to go down the sandpaper/cutting compound/mains polisher/faff route for the final 20%. But, given the condition of the rest of the car's front end (yes, that is 156,000 miles worth of stone chips you can see in the pictures), 80% is good enough for me. So, in summary, it's possible to get decent(ish) results with a bottle of PlastX and 30 minutes of time.
This weekend's offering in dark metallic blue, A gloss enhancement detail was requested as opposed to full correction of the deeper damage due to time being a factor, that being said, for a day's work it did turn out quite nicely... Thanks seagulls... Standard swirling and RDS but with a couple of passes with the DA we have an improvement... And some afters, far more gloss Nice! Clean and fresh 'Primo' Helping to demonstrate flake-pop Thanks for looking, Questions and comments welcome
Good Day to one and all, As some of you are already aware The Polishing Company has this month set up a new studio at Lowestoft and given our general enthusiasm for all marques and especially BMW's we decided to open this sub forum to offer advice, products and our services to Forum 5 members. The Polishing Company has been appointed as UK distributors for 303 Aerospace products which offer a range of UV protectants and cleaners ideally suited to the automobile, marine and aviation environments. We offer full and comprehensive professional detailing services at our bases in Cramlington, -North East, and Lowestoft -South East. From swirl removal to full correction of paintwork and the application of quality protective coatings, each and every job is undertaken to the highest standards of professionalism, enthusiasm and competence. Further information including T&C's of business can be found here: http://www.thepolishingcompany.com/index.html In the meantime we'll be posting up some Forum 5 specific offers and some pictures of what we can do (as well as Mike's E34 M5 touring in Avus blue!) Feel free to post up with questions/comments/banter and both Mike and I shall endeavor to reply ASAP Best Regards Chris & Mike
Having nothing better to do one evening i thought i'd see how well the Lachs bonnet on the Sport would come up: out came the claybar... claybar,claybar,claybar... I can barely see that nice young lady's thong in the reflection, not good enough! Left of picture compounded Getting better Further pictures later today