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    Headlight renewal

    I recently added an allroad to the "fleet" for a good price.


    The headlights were cloudy from the get go, so I decided to sort them out today.


    Before:





    Passenger side:



    P.S. Close up:



    Drivers side - not as bad:



    D.S. close up:



    I followed a similar process to removing the rear tint on the RS
    400 grit W&D
    800 grit W&D
    1200 grit W&D
    2000 grit W&D
    followed by grade 5 and grade 3 wolfs chemicals polish on a Dual action


    Passenger side after:



    Driver side after:



    front on:



    Much smarter I reckon, very pleased with the results. :D

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    Looks ace mate ...

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    Nice work there dane. may have to do this on the (maybe)temporary 2.7 bus... what lamps are those? look different to mine on the same age, are they a FL or just an allroad type?
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    could be standard allroad headlamps

    I have washers but they dont appear to be xenons.

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    Yes, they are standard allroad lights...i have a6 lights on my a6, xenons !
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    Nice job. I did the same bought a lense cleaning kit of ebay. Was dubious but cleaned up the lense a treat.

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    Good job!, I'm halfway through doing mine, just finished n/s when my polishing pad exploded, awaiting replacements, few coats of vanilla wax then collinite after is good for some protection, will post up results when finished
    2001 A6 1.9tdi SE Avant

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    I finally got around to finishing doing the same on my se-
    before

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    Just used 1200 then 2000 wet n dry then megs ultimate compound and polish on a pad on an orbital sander,
    then several coats of vanilla moose then collinite wax so they dont go yellow again immediately.

    Was just using what I had kicking around in the garage and the drivers side has crud on the inside so not perfect but better anyhow
    Last edited by mrnice; 26th September 2013 at 09:01.
    2001 A6 1.9tdi SE Avant

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    Best is to put a plastic film over the lenses after you polished the headlights... Good job, need to pull my finger and do mine !
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    -Rear bush press tool to fit new rear axle bushes on Golf Mk3/4, Audi a3/S3, Seat Leon/Toledo, Skoda Octavia mk 1/2 used once

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    I used some Megulars plastic RX (I think its called that)with a manual polishing pad, not amazing results but made it a little better

 

 

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