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    Hello all! I am wondering if there is any way of removing scatches and stone chips of headlight covers?

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    Oh sorry! I normally start it of with the model and year but thought it would be fine because they werent model specific questions I guess I was wrong!

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    By headlight covers are you referring to the glass or the eyebrows?The eyebrows could maybe be polished out or resprayed but I am not sure what to do about the glass other than replacing it?Maybe it could be filled with some clear resin though
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    By headlight covers are you referring to the glass or the eyebrows?The eyebrows could maybe be polished out or resprayed but I am not sure what to do about the glass other than replacing it?Maybe it could be filled with some clear resin though
    Its the actual headlight glass...it isnt bad enough to replace, just a few minor ones which I thought may be worth trying to remove myself. I will pay a visit to my local bodyshop to see if he has any solutions

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    Isnt it plastic not glass?

    Mine are plastic anyway, and I had few marks on them, just use some wet and dry paper mate, and finish off with megs plasx mine came up like new
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaimo View Post
    Isnt it plastic not glass?

    Mine are plastic anyway, and I had few marks on them, just use some wet and dry paper mate, and finish off with megs plasx mine came up like new
    I read something about people usin wet and dry sandpaper to remove stone chips..is it possible you could explain what you did in more detail? Like create a How-to?

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    Don't Eurocarparts sell the plastic lens?

    Edit:- Apologies Hassan It's only just twigged you've got a coupe so eurocarparts is no good to you.
    Last edited by SlowTech; 15-11-2009 at 02:11. Reason: Realised it was a coupe !
     
     

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    Yes it is possible to remove scratches and brighten the lenses up I correct the lights on all my correction details when I carry them out, but there is not a great deal that you can do with the stone chips. In most cases I just machine the lenses with a spot pad, I only usually sand paper the lenses if they have yellowing or are very badly scratched.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfection Detailing View Post
    Yes it is possible to remove scratches and brighten the lenses up I correct the lights on all my correction details when I carry them out, but there is not a great deal that you can do with the stone chips. In most cases I just machine the lenses with a spot pad, I only usually sand paper the lenses if they have yellowing or are very badly scratched.
    hi what is a spot pad????
     
     

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