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  • #31
    Re: Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit

    Originally posted by wolphe View Post
    I read in an Amazon.com review that you are supposed to wet sand with the 1,000 grit paper, and dry sand with the 3,000 grit paper, even though it is not listed in the instructions. Is this the proper way to use this kit?
    No, you want to wet sand (damp, actually) with both grits, drying off between steps to inspect your work as you go.
    Michael Stoops
    Senior Global Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Inc.

    Remember, this hobby is supposed to be your therapy, not the reason you need therapy.

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    • #32
      Re: Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit

      Thanks!
      I just want to make sure I am doing things correctly. I am new to the art of detailing, but I find the informatiion in the Meguiar's training videos and here very helpful. Fortunately, I have a few junkers to practice on to get my technique right.

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      • #33
        Re: Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit

        What type of drill is sufficient to work with this system? What RPM's should be used?

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        • #34
          Re: Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit

          Originally posted by 07 z-oh-6 View Post
          What type of drill is sufficient to work with this system? What RPM's should be used?
          Any decent plug in drill you pick up at the local hardware store should do the trick. Whether that's a DeWalt, Craftsman, Ryobi, etc. You want to run at lower speeds just to spread the PlastX but then ramp up to full speed and add a bit of pressure. The 3000 grit sanding marks are quite easy to buff out this way. The biggest issues we see with this and our One Step Headlight Restoration Kit is when people use a low power cordless drill and/or are afraid to use any real speed or pressure. You don't want to lean on the thing, but you can spin a good drill at maximum speed.

          Now, if you've got some crazy super heavy duty ultra high speed industrial drill (do such things even exist??) you might want to ease into it a bit. But with an otherwise quality home handyman type drill - go for it.
          Michael Stoops
          Senior Global Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Inc.

          Remember, this hobby is supposed to be your therapy, not the reason you need therapy.

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          • #35
            Re: Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit

            Thanks Michael! Very informative response AS USUAL!!!

            Originally posted by Michael Stoops View Post
            Any decent plug in drill you pick up at the local hardware store should do the trick. Whether that's a DeWalt, Craftsman, Ryobi, etc. You want to run at lower speeds just to spread the PlastX but then ramp up to full speed and add a bit of pressure. The 3000 grit sanding marks are quite easy to buff out this way. The biggest issues we see with this and our One Step Headlight Restoration Kit is when people use a low power cordless drill and/or are afraid to use any real speed or pressure. You don't want to lean on the thing, but you can spin a good drill at maximum speed.

            Now, if you've got some crazy super heavy duty ultra high speed industrial drill (do such things even exist??) you might want to ease into it a bit. But with an otherwise quality home handyman type drill - go for it.

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            • #36
              Re: Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit

              How often would one re-apply the Protctant after the initial process?
              2017 Subaru WRX Premium - WR Blue

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              • #37
                Re: Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit

                Meguiar's Headlight Protectant should be applied every 6-8 weeks.
                Nick Winn
                Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Online Forum Administrator
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                Irvine, CA
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                • #38
                  Re: Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit

                  nice kit there
                  proreflection
                  *Ceramic Coating * Protection Film * Car Wrap * Paint Correction

                  Detail Luxury and Exotics in Austin area

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                  • #39
                    Re: Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit

                    Originally posted by Nicholas Winn View Post
                    Meguiar's Headlight Protectant should be applied every 6-8 weeks.
                    Thanks.
                    2017 Subaru WRX Premium - WR Blue

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                    • #40
                      Re: Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit

                      Would this kit be good for rockchips on headlights?

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