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Headlight renewal

Dane Jul 29, 2013

  1. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    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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  2. gupsterg

    gupsterg Active Member

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    Looks ace mate :icon_thumright: ...
     
  3. AR-rkon

    AR-rkon Mod back in a "B" Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep Team V6 Team Silver Audi A6 Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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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?
     
  4. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    could be standard allroad headlamps

    I have washers but they dont appear to be xenons.
     
  5. adamss24

    adamss24 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they are standard allroad lights...i have a6 lights on my a6, xenons !
     
  6. abdul h ghafoor

    abdul h ghafoor Member

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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.
     
  7. mrnice

    mrnice Member

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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
     
  8. mrnice

    mrnice Member

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    I finally got around to finishing doing the same on my se-
    before
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    after-
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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: Sep 26, 2013
  9. adamss24

    adamss24 Well-Known Member

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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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  10. drfeelgood

    drfeelgood Member

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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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