Headlight Restoration And Polishing

Having the headlights oxidized will reduce visibility during night time and will make the car look older and ugly during daytime. However, there is an easy and low cost solution for this. You might as well do it yourself and save some money in the process .

All you will need is a Orbital Polisher (around $30), rubbing compound or scratch remover,sandpaper 1500 grit, masking tape and a spray bottle filled with water. Start by using the tape masking the car body around headlights to prevent scratches.

I used a 1500 grit sandpaper in my case but sometimes the headlight is much more oxidized and it will require 1000 grit sandpapering before the fine 1500 grit is applied. Use the sandpaper in circular motion continuously spraying water into it, water is your friend in this case.

Keep sandpapering until you can feel a smooth finish, remember to keep spraying  water during the process. After wiping it, the headlight will look a bit foggy, don’t worry it’s supposed to look like that. Now, use the polisher and the rubbing compound ( i used Mother’s Scratch Remover).

Keep polishing until the headlight comes completely clear. When you’re done, take a break and move on to the other headlight.

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