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Headlight problem

mcconnot Sep 14, 2010

  1. mcconnot

    mcconnot Member

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    Hi Guys,
    Ok minor problem (i hope). Had my first stab at polishing my A3 with a rotary the other day. Results were great as the car shines now. However, when i decided :wacko: just to run a wool bonnet gently over the headlight casing just to buff it up. When i was on the left head light the wool bonnet slipped on the rotary (ie- the velcro slipped) and the edge of the hard velcro backing plate scratched the light. It looks like an abrasion.

    Question is can i somehow polish this out of the plastic light casing?? Its not that deep at all.

    Cheers for any help!

    Tom
     
  2. jars

    jars Member

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    i've seen alot of people wetsanding the light, then usethe rotary to polish it back. really does depend on how deep it is though.

    hope that helps
     
  3. mcconnot

    mcconnot Member

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    Cheers man! No its not deep because i pulled away as soon as i seen it start to happen. The surface is just gone rough- it looks like it would polish out again. Hopefully!
     
  4. jars

    jars Member

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    no worries.

    if it's only roughed up, you might get away with somelike 3000 or 4000, which would make the polishing out much easier.

    i need to do something similar to mine as got loads of stone chips on my headlights and i hate it!

    hope it works out well!
     
  5. Ian W

    Ian W Active Member

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    I polished mine up the other day, 1500 then polished with my DA.

    Took off alot of **** from the headlight, didn't want to go to far with it though, certainly worth you having a go at flatting and polishing it out.
     
  6. John @ PB

    John @ PB Member

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    I'd start with a less aggresive combination than a wet sand: something like a Menzerna orange pad and Menzerna 3.02 polish should be sufficient. I'd suggest trying this first but keep an eye on temperatures.
     

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