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Old 06-24-2011, 04:23 PM
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Arrow Headlight restoration (Mothers VS Megiars)

Needed to restore the headlights on my Ranger, as they were getting a little pitted and foggy. Im sure you all know what im talking about.

So here is what I did, I compared 2 of the most popular Healight polishes.

-Megiars plastix
-Mothers Headlight Polish


On my passenger side headlight I used the plastix

here is the before





and after



mind you it is a bad picture , but overall the result was satisfacory. the fog was gone but the pitting was not.

Now here is the drivers side. It is the mothers polish

before



and after



this stuff is outstanding if you can get over the smell. it isnt roses.

im impressed with them both. But overall the winner in my book is Mothers!


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Old 06-24-2011, 04:27 PM
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nice i need to do this when i get my clears...so many bugs!
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:28 PM
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I like the meguiars myself
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:29 PM
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personally i think that stuff is a waste of money...all you need is some 1500 and 3000 grit wet sand paper and some rubbing compound...works better too
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:33 PM
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nice i need to do this when i get my clears...so many bugs!
yeah man you should see the truck. just covered in em! I guess thats what happens when you live next to a lake and its summer

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well whatever works for you man! Im just givin my 2 cents.

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personally i think that stuff is a waste of money...all you need is some 1500 and 3000 grit wet sand paper and some rubbing compound...works better too
why when all you have to do is apply and wipe down? it was on sale for 3 bucks so its all good Like i said whatever works!
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why when all you have to do is apply and wipe down? it was on sale for 3 bucks so its all good Like i said whatever works!
well if its on sale thats a different story lol
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:35 PM
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yeah man you should see the truck. just covered in em! I guess thats what happens when you live next to a lake and its summer



well whatever works for you man! Im just givin my 2 cents.



why when all you have to do is apply and wipe down? it was on sale for 3 bucks so its all good Like i said whatever works!
i cross one river and a bypass every morning and night!
on sale where?
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just plastix isnt going to get rid of the pitting. i wetsanded the headlight using 1000 then 2000 grade sandpaper [tamiya, to be specific] and then used plastix on the lens. i honestly fooled a LOT of people with this, they swore my headlights were glass when they felt them.
before:

these felt gross. like almost fuzzy. the truck spent a lot of time in the high desert

after wetsanding:

i dont have a pic of after plastix, but it was even better.

sorry for jacking your thread, just giving you or anyone a good alternative. just let the sandpaper soak for at least 20 mins and, like anything else in life, keep it wet.
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well if its on sale thats a different story lol
yep had to get it! hahaha

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on sale where?
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:38 PM
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yep had to get it! hahaha



pepboys!
fuck. think itll be on sale on monday? pepboys is near school and i wont be going anytime soon
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:39 PM
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just plastix isnt going to get rid of the pitting. i wetsanded the headlight using 1000 then 2000 grade sandpaper [tamiya, to be specific] and then used plastix on the lens. i honestly fooled a LOT of people with this, they swore my headlights were glass when they felt them.
sorry for jacking your thread, just giving you or anyone a good alternative. just let the sandpaper soak for at least 20 mins and, like anything else in life, keep it wet.


nah man thats what this thread is about!

It said on the plastix bottle it would remove pitting. I just followed the instructions on the bottles for the PUREST form of this experement. No extra steps. If mine were as bad as those I would of wet sanded.

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fuck. think itll be on sale on monday? pepboys is near school and i wont be going anytime soon
might be! who knows.
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fuck that lying piece of shit bottle. get at that bitch with the high grit, ya dig?
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i feel u mah nig
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:17 PM
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i need me some mothers
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