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Headlight renewal

Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)' started by Dane, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Dane
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    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

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    [Jul 29, 2013]
    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:


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    Passenger side:
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    P.S. Close up:
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    Drivers side - not as bad:
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    D.S. close up:
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    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:
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    Driver side after:
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    front on:
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    Much smarter I reckon, very pleased with the results. :D
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    [Jul 30, 2013]
    Looks ace mate :icon_thumright: ...
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    AR-rkon BZZZZ.... caffeine fueled electrical engineer Regional Rep

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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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    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

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    [Aug 27, 2013]
    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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    [Sep 16, 2013]
    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
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    [Sep 26, 2013]
    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
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    [Sep 26, 2013]
    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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    [Sep 27, 2013]
    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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