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Rebuild Part 5

Retro Trailer Re-build – Part Five

January 15, 2016 Comments (0) Australia Day Projects, DIY Advice, DIY Sundays, How To

DIY Sundays – Restoring Headlights

DIY Sundays - Headlight Restoration

Looking to remove that horrible yellow hazing around your car’s headlight? It’s really not that difficult! Check out this easy step by step guide using the ToolPRO Headlight Polishing Kit and get them looking like new in no time at all, perfect for DIY Sunday.

ToolPRO Polishing Kit

ToolPRO Polishing Kit


Here are the tools you will need for the project:


Step 1 – Masking off your headlight

Step 1 - Masking off your headlight

Step 1 – Masking off your headlight

Start by masking off the area around the headlight. This will ensure your paintwork is protected from the abrasives which are included in the kit. Make sure you use a masking tape which is safe on paintwork, try to avoid using duct tape or electrical tape.

Step 2 – Using the harsh abrasives

Step 1 - Masking off your headlight

Step 1 – Masking off your headlight

There are a few different grade sanding discs which are included. Work your way through them to suit your car’s headlight condition from the more coarse to least coarse. This step will help remove the majority of the yellowing on your headlight. Ensure you have a steady hand and that the drill isn’t rotating too fast to avoid any damaging to your headlight.

Step 3 – Using the finer abrasives

Step 3

Step 3

The next step is to work through the finer abrasive discs. There are a range of these included in the kit which differ again from most coarse to least. Use soapy water to help the effectiveness of these discs. You should notice the headlight become clearer as you progress.

Step 4 – Preparing for the final steps

Step 4 - Quick Clean

Step 4 – Quick Clean

Once you have finished with the abrasive discs, a quick clean with a cloth is all that’s needed to get them ready for the final steps. A microfibre cloth works best however general cloths or rags will be fine.

Step 5 – Applying the polish

Step 5 - Applying the polish

Step 5 – Applying the polish

This step requires a cutting polish of your choice to be applied. Simply add to the foam applicator and work your way over the light until a layer has been added.

Step 5 - Applying the polish

Step 5 – Applying the polish

Step 6 – Buffing to a shine

Step 6 - Final Step - Buffing

Step 6 – Final Step – Buffing

The final step involves using the sheepskin buffing pad. This help finish off the job leaving your headlight clean and clear!

Now your headlight should be as good as new! Just repeat on the other side and having horrible yellow headlights will be a thing of the past!


 

Finished headlight

 

Before

Headlight Before

Before

After

After

After


 

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