Post by purpleaurora on May 6, 2020 5:28:46 GMT -6
okay so i know im not close to doing this but i just wanna know how to when i start. okay i saw someone clean a 2g headlight lens but is it the same for 1st gen? i dont know if ill paint the housing black or not, not sure how those headlights would look with black, thanks
Post by purpleaurora on May 18, 2020 7:53:49 GMT -6
How should I clean these lenses I have shown you? The right side front cornering light looks brand new, but the rear marker lights are clean, but do they get cleaner and the headlights also the fog lights, how do I clean them?
Meguiar's makes a pretty good headlight restore kit. Basically the best way to remove oxidation is to wet sand the lens with a very fine grit sand paper and then buff out the scratches left by the sandpaper. Then some sore of clearcoat/protective coating over the lens so it doesn't yellow again. If the oxidation is on the inside there won't be much you can do. You can also try a buff with the "plastx" by meguiar's and a foam pad on a buffer. May or may not work.
I wouldn't paint the reflectors black in a classic, you'll ruin the output of the headlight.
Post by purpleaurora on May 26, 2020 6:43:30 GMT -6
okay, i just want the headlights and the rest of the lights clear, i changed my mind about the housing thing and for the wet sand thing, is it lower number grit first then fine grit, or what? Thanks and what about the tailights and marker lights?
That's the process pretty much. But I would use higher grits like 1000, 1500, 2000 in stages. Some of the kits come with everything you need, paper, polishing wax, and drill buffer attachment. Then I would throw a clearcoat over it or some sort of wax/sealer at a minimum.
Post by purpleaurora on May 26, 2020 11:35:18 GMT -6
okay but do i clean the marker lights and tailights the same way? my tailights and the tailight looking thing in the middle looks like they have small cracks, so anything on that? where do i find how to remove the fog lights and the middle section of the tailght, thanks