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    Re: Trying to find a New headlight look...

    Im with KOT; chances are that is a V and he swapped to 5 lug to get those really nice wheels...If he can afford to put a V bumper, upper and lower mesh grille, the sport appearance/CTS-V rockers, tint, and those wheels and tires he clearly has more than enough money to have just bought a CTS-V
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    Re: Trying to find a New headlight look...

    Very plausable..

    So, Tuesday, A guy is coming to professionally restore my headlights.. 1 yr warrenty. $50 for the set. He looked at them tonight. This is his 4th or 5th cts hes restored. I'll be sure to post up some pics.

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    Re: Trying to find a New headlight look...

    So... any updates...? I'm curious to see how good this guy was.

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    Re: Trying to find a New headlight look...

    He called me on monday sick asking if I'd be willing to reschedule. We rescheduled for this weekend.. I haven't forgot and will get some pics up afterwards

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    Re: Trying to find a New headlight look...

    Here they are!! Im extremely impressed.

    The Original (Incase you didn't see in the first thread)




    The New







    I'm extremely glad I went with this rather than painting them.
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    And you paid $50 for the pair rjght???? WOW it looks amazing! What was the technique he used called??

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    Re: Trying to find a New headlight look...

    Yes, $50 flat. He taped everything off and wet sanded a boatload with some sort of water mixture...changing from 300level grit up to 1500 grit..not sure all the dif levels..cleaned them up and then used some sort of commercial clear coat and a hairdryer...All with a 1 yr warrenty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tlorenzen
    Yes, $50 flat. He taped everything off and wet sanded a boatload with some sort of water mixture...changing from 300level grit up to 1500 grit..not sure all the dif levels..cleaned them up and then used some sort of commercial clear coat and a hairdryer...All with a 1 yr warrenty
    That's so incredible. Is this some crazy unique deal offered by this one particular guy or would I be able to find someone in my area to do the same?

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    Re: Trying to find a New headlight look...

    To tell you the truth, I'm not sure. He is a sole proprietor of his company, so he's definitely not elsewhere, but you may be able to find other guys in your area who do something similar. If all else fails, he may be willing to clean em up if you're willing to mail them.

    He was great to deal with and could tell he is careful with his work.

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    I got my headlights buffed today and it looks the same... did he use sandpaper?

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    Re: Trying to find a New headlight look...

    Yes, I don't know what the grit was but he wet sanded it. I'm assuming you're satisfied with them then. Mine are holding up well.

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    No mine have a light hazing and it pisses me off bc im a perfectionist. I think they just used a buffing pad. Not sure...

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    Re: Trying to find a New headlight look...

    Oh, so you meant that they're still hazed? he sanded(multiple grits, wet) it got really fuzzy after this and then he used some sort of clear coat protectant that shined em up like new. . can't beat it for $50.

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    As far as I can see, you don't have any hazing anymore do you?

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