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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-17-2010, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Headlight Restoration

Well on a brighter note (pun intended), Myself and a friend put a 3M headlight restoration kit I got when I bought my brakes to work today. I'll let the photos speak for themselves.

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Short of buying a brand new headlight these things are as could as you could possibly hope for. The 3M works amazingly. I went a step further and put 3M ScotchGuard on the lens. This will protect it keep it from yellowing again. The driver's side already had it applied a couple years ago and still looks new.

3M rocks!


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Scotchguard like for the seats?

They look good.
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Scotchgard Paint Protection Film
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-17-2010, 08:40 AM
That rhythm is INFECTIOUS.

 
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Is that film available retail? Or did you order from somewhere online? I've been contemplating the LaminX product myself...
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Headlights look amazing. I did the same thing to my trep lights and got the same awesome results! Check it out in the link in my sig block.

I always go 3M and Maguire
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Is that film available retail? Or did you order from somewhere online? I've been contemplating the LaminX product myself...
Likewise. I have a perfect OEM set that I have with LaminX on it. Been wondering about the scotch guard method.
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Is that film available retail? Or did you order from somewhere online? I've been contemplating the LaminX product myself...
I've never seen it in stores, you can order it online. A friend of mine (tehe one who helped me clean the headlights and install the Scotchguard) sells it on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/12-x3...Q5fAccessories
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Looks good there Andrew...
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Very good results!! How hard is it to apply that film? Heat gun was needed, I assume.
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No heat gun, just water and a plastic squeegee. Make sure the surface is clean. Cut the Scotchguard to shape. Spray the adhering side and the surface with water. Position it in desired location, then squeegee the water out, which will adhere it to the surface. Make sure no air bubble get trapped and that the edges adhere. Its a little tricky due to the curvature of the headlights, but it only took us about 15 minutes total.

Of course, it may take you or eye a bit longer, he's a bit of a pro at this point, having taped 90% of his new Camaro. lol


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