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    Tried First Headlight Restoration w/PlastX

    Recently had a boo boo with my grand prix so I got it back with one new headlight on the drivers side and the old original on the passenger. It didn't look good. I had some Plastx so I thought I would give it a try.

    The Plastx alone helped with oxidation but wasn't getting it done on all the scratches so I tried wet sanding for the first time. Fortunately I had access to high quality sanding media so I tried 1200 grit followed by 2000 grit followed by Plastx by hand. The before and afters are below.

    I am considering redoing part of the top of the headlight because there are a couple of deeper scratches there. Only this time starting off with either 400 or 600 grit and working back down to 2000 as before, then finish with the Plastx

    Overall the result was very good and I am impressed with the Plastx.

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    Re: Tried First Headlight Restoration w/PlastX

    Try inserting the pics again. I have nothing at my end.
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    Re: Tried First Headlight Restoration w/PlastX

    I don't see the pics either.
    I used to go the sanding route then follow with PlastX and got great results.
    Then I tried just 105 (after washing the lenses first) and arrived at the same great result but without all the extra steps.
    Of course, YMMV because all lenses don't have the same defect/problem.
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    Re: Tried First Headlight Restoration w/PlastX

    How to place a picture into your message
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    Re: Tried First Headlight Restoration w/PlastX

    Thanks for the help, I will try pics again tonight.

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