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    Headlight Refresh

    Something has been bugging me about my S3's headlights since I got it, and that is the cloudiness of the headlights. I tried some plastic window cleaner with a dremel, but that didn't seem to shift it at all.

    I read today about kits you can get to clean them up, and googled a few threads about using wet and dry etc.

    Had a look in my shed, found some 2000 grit, and with a bit of nervousness started to rub.

    I only spent about 10 mins on each headlight, and then followed it up with some Brasso.

    Its not perfect, but much improved I think.

    Obligatory before and after pics;


    S3 Headlight Cloudiness by iaintookey, on Flickr


    S3 Headlight Post Clean by iaintookey, on Flickr

    I might give it another go with some finer grit, but they look much better than before anyway.
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    I live 30 miles from Lincoln, you are doing mine for beer tokens lol! No on a serious note ,lies better I wanna try this!

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    Silver 2001 AMK S3. Silver alcantara interior... now with added powarrrrrrrr, torques. VAGCOM + KII-USB. >> My build thread...

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    [QUOTE=<tuffty/>;1600849]Headlight Restoration (With Pics)

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    I think tuffty has just offered to travel to Nottingham and do my headlights for beer tokens.........

    Have I misread his link post as an offer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by s33nyboy12 View Post
    ....Have I misread his link post as an offer?
    ^^^ that

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    Thanks for the link <tuffty/>.

    Is that menzerna power finish?

    Might have to get me some of that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tooks View Post
    Thanks for the link <tuffty/>.

    Is that menzerna power finish?

    Might have to get me some of that!
    I used Menz Final Finish mostly but had a go with power finish after the 2000grit run to start it off

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    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    I used Menz Final Finish mostly but had a go with power finish after the 2000grit run to start it off

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    Thanks, I'll look out for some.
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    as far as I'm aware, you also need to apply a UV protective coating afterwards, otherwise they will cloud again very quickly?

    anyone expereienced this, or done it themselves and had no problems?

    I had mine done professionally with a 2 year guarantee on the UV coating
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    Quote Originally Posted by gareth_oau View Post
    I had mine done professionally with a 2 year guarantee on the UV coating
    Where did you get it done?

    S3 AMK 2002. Only 203 BHP left in my poor little engine, currently searching for the 7 missing horses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vfr800 View Post
    Where did you get it done?
    Unless your location of 'melting beans' is down under then it'd be a bit of a trek.

 

 

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