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Talking Headlights Restored...not bad...

Here are some photos after getting the headlights restored and a nice wash...Not bad for $20 and he even went to my house...Thought I would share.








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They look brand new! Where are the before shots?

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Here's a before shot. You can see they they are hazy/dull and starting to turn yellow. The after shot you can see how bright and shiny and new it looks.



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Volant Cold Air Intake
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Looks great is there a certain kit you used?
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Looks great man! What did you use?


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Awesome. Please tell us what did you use on them.

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I'll have to ask the detail guy who came and worked on it. I didn't work on it myself...


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Cajun Catless B-Pipes
Volant Cold Air Intake
CSF 3328 Racing All-Aluminum Radiator
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Cool, im curious what he used too. I had that same problem too and i used toothpaste...it worked pretty good but it kept turning yellow after a few weeks so i ended up just buying a set on ebay.
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I've used the Mequiars kit on my Maxima and it worked great, looked like brand new. But, they get hazy again in about three months or so. There is some kind of UV coating on the lights when they are new that wears off after time. When you polish the lights, you completely remove the coating, so the lights yellow pretty quick. Other than a film, I haven't found any protectant that replaces that UV coating. But, since it only takes about 5 minutes to do each time, I'm not too worried about it.

BTW, if you have a convertible with a plastic rear window, this stuff works great to make that clear as well.

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The guy who worked on mine said that the restoration process involves wet sanding the oxidation from the lenses followed by a compounding and sealant step.

He wasn't very informative but I did see him use a very ultra fine micro grit sandpaper prior to the compounding and sealant. He advised that I repeat the process at least once a year.

I figured he wouldn't divulge too much information as he details cars for a living.


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2006 Nissan Armada SE 4x2 Silver Lightning


UPRev Tuned (Cajun Style)
Gibson Cat-Back Exhaust
Cajun Catless B-Pipes
Volant Cold Air Intake
CSF 3328 Racing All-Aluminum Radiator
2" Front Leveling Kit (To Even Her Out)
Bilstein HD Front Struts
Interior LED Kit
6000 HID Kit
Nissan Black Grill Guard



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