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Old 11-07-2009, 08:54 PM
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Question headlight restoration help

hey any one no wat a good but cheep healight retorations product is..something i can get at a auto store or like walmart or something...thanks
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iv got a 94 ford ranger. most baisic truck u can ever get. no power stearing. manual locks and windows. got a JVC KDR200, with a pair of Pyle 6" X 8" Blue Label 3-Way Speakers and wired an antennna. its a 2.3L 4 banger, with a 5 speed manual transmission. it had 117,400 miles on it wen i got it. i plan on dropping it a few inches. in the procces of repainting the interior. i want new headlights and taillights and paint my factory rims black. plan on getting a cheap sub and put in it.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:03 PM
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Click: http://www.fordrangerforum.com/exter...eadlights.html

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3M-39...Q5fAccessories

[YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t1RBw0IGXA[/yt]

I've seen it at Wal Mart.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:12 PM
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ight sweeet thanks man
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iv got a 94 ford ranger. most baisic truck u can ever get. no power stearing. manual locks and windows. got a JVC KDR200, with a pair of Pyle 6" X 8" Blue Label 3-Way Speakers and wired an antennna. its a 2.3L 4 banger, with a 5 speed manual transmission. it had 117,400 miles on it wen i got it. i plan on dropping it a few inches. in the procces of repainting the interior. i want new headlights and taillights and paint my factory rims black. plan on getting a cheap sub and put in it.
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:41 AM
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how bad is it? On my old car I was just able to use Meguliar's (sp?) plastic restoration, and it turned out pretty well... I just used a couple 2 sided sponges and a quarter of a bottle of it. but the oxidation wasn't really bad.
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:22 AM
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u might be able to see it in my pictures? not sure..u can feel the build up on the head light..ts ruff. not smooth
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iv got a 94 ford ranger. most baisic truck u can ever get. no power stearing. manual locks and windows. got a JVC KDR200, with a pair of Pyle 6" X 8" Blue Label 3-Way Speakers and wired an antennna. its a 2.3L 4 banger, with a 5 speed manual transmission. it had 117,400 miles on it wen i got it. i plan on dropping it a few inches. in the procces of repainting the interior. i want new headlights and taillights and paint my factory rims black. plan on getting a cheap sub and put in it.
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:38 PM
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I always use rubbing compound and a buffer and it cleans them up really good. Its cheaper than 17 bucks for a kit at walmart
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:31 AM
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yea but i dont think it wil clean mine..there pritty bad
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iv got a 94 ford ranger. most baisic truck u can ever get. no power stearing. manual locks and windows. got a JVC KDR200, with a pair of Pyle 6" X 8" Blue Label 3-Way Speakers and wired an antennna. its a 2.3L 4 banger, with a 5 speed manual transmission. it had 117,400 miles on it wen i got it. i plan on dropping it a few inches. in the procces of repainting the interior. i want new headlights and taillights and paint my factory rims black. plan on getting a cheap sub and put in it.
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:34 AM
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i tried a headlight restoration kit and it only made it worse, so instead im getting clear euro headlights
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:58 AM
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id love to get new ones..i just ant got the money
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:53 AM
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I got lights for my truck on eBay and there were like 70 bucks shipped.
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:18 PM
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... zbinck2.3..did u have the single bulbe in the factory lights? the high ank low was the same bulbe?
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iv got a 94 ford ranger. most baisic truck u can ever get. no power stearing. manual locks and windows. got a JVC KDR200, with a pair of Pyle 6" X 8" Blue Label 3-Way Speakers and wired an antennna. its a 2.3L 4 banger, with a 5 speed manual transmission. it had 117,400 miles on it wen i got it. i plan on dropping it a few inches. in the procces of repainting the interior. i want new headlights and taillights and paint my factory rims black. plan on getting a cheap sub and put in it.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:04 PM
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My headlights were pretty yellow and pitted too, I think they put a factory clear coat on them. I have a 94 Mazda. I tried buffers, creams, polishes...the only thing that worked for me was the 3M Headlight polish kit (I think it is available from Autozone or Pep Boys). Take your time with it, since you actually are sanding down the clear coating on the lens with finer and finer grits, then finally with a polish. It made my lenses look like brand new. They have stayed clear for about a year already.
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:22 PM
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yea i think thats my best bet is the 3m stuff...yea i think its a cover or somehting factries put on them.
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iv got a 94 ford ranger. most baisic truck u can ever get. no power stearing. manual locks and windows. got a JVC KDR200, with a pair of Pyle 6" X 8" Blue Label 3-Way Speakers and wired an antennna. its a 2.3L 4 banger, with a 5 speed manual transmission. it had 117,400 miles on it wen i got it. i plan on dropping it a few inches. in the procces of repainting the interior. i want new headlights and taillights and paint my factory rims black. plan on getting a cheap sub and put in it.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:29 AM
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what you need to do (I don't believe in buyin kits for this stuff)

supplies needed:
-sanding block (like Meguiar's foam sanding pad)
-1200 grit wet sand paper
-1500 grit wet sand paper (this steps should be done if you are not familiar with wet sanding)
-2000 grit wet sand paper
-3000 grit wet sand paper (this step can me skipped if you have a machine to compound the scratches out with)
-tape
-rubbing compound (3M makes ones that available in a lot of stores, Meguiar;s M105, Menzerna SIP also would work here)
-also a polish like Meguiar's M205 or a cleaner wax
-rotary or dual action polisher, if you have neither then get some foam application pads (not the cotton ones, as the foam ones have a little more bite)

Steps:
-Wash your headlights well

-Might be a good idea to claybar them to get any dirt off completely

-Tape area around the headlights like this:


-Start wet-sanding. Remember to soak your paper for at least 15 min prior to use (the longer you can soak it the better), Use a drop of soap in your water bucket where you are soaking the paper. Spray your head light down with water and a little soap and the start sanding. You don't have to press hard, let the sand paper do your work for you. If you are using different grits of paper, remember every grit should be used in a different direction (use the 1200 in an up/down motion, the 1500 in a side to side motion, etc.). Remember to clean your headlight after every couple passes to make sure you are sanding evenly and not missing spots.

-When done sanding clean the headlights well again. Get some of your compound and go to town removing your scratches.

-Finish with a nice polish and or cleaner wax.



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Old 11-17-2009, 09:50 PM
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ight thanks man..
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iv got a 94 ford ranger. most baisic truck u can ever get. no power stearing. manual locks and windows. got a JVC KDR200, with a pair of Pyle 6" X 8" Blue Label 3-Way Speakers and wired an antennna. its a 2.3L 4 banger, with a 5 speed manual transmission. it had 117,400 miles on it wen i got it. i plan on dropping it a few inches. in the procces of repainting the interior. i want new headlights and taillights and paint my factory rims black. plan on getting a cheap sub and put in it.
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