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1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, Yellowing headlights in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; When I wax my car every fall I always hit the lenses with the wool buffing wheel and mine looks ...
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    Re: Yellowing headlights

    When I wax my car every fall I always hit the lenses with the wool buffing wheel and mine looks like new, as does my wife's LeSabre, but then they are both garaged and I think THAT is the biggest factor in maintaining them. I think any UV protectant will slow the deterioration process, but it won't stop it if parked outside.

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    So hit it with wax very so often ok. Thanx Ranger for the input. I'll be doing the restoration sometime next week so I'll post pics of the before and end results.

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    Re: Yellowing headlights

    Personally I think it is the buffing pad at 1200 RPM more so than the wax, but like I said, the BIGGEST thing is being garage kept.

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    I just hit them with plastic polish every time I wax the cat (~every 3 months). They're still as crystal clear as when I "restored" them 4 years ago.

    A permanent solution would be to have them cleared.

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    A permanent solution would be to have them cleared.
    Well, as mentioned above, I just did that so we'll see how permanent it is. Fingers crossed.

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    I just hit them with plastic polish every time I wax the cat (~every 3 months). They're still as crystal clear as when I "restored" them 4 years ago.

    A permanent solution would be to have them cleared.
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    I just hit them with plastic polish every time I wax the cat
    what does the cat think about getting waxed?
    what does Samson think about you waxing the cat?
    what brand of cat-wax do you recommend -
    would it work on a dog too?
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    :histetic:

    I'm not even going to go back and fix that, that's HILARIOUS!!!

    I forget what brand it is, but it's definitely not Turtle Wax.....

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    I'm not even going to go back and fix that, that's HILARIOUS!!!

    I forget what brand it is, but it's definitely not Turtle Wax.....
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    I forget what brand it is, but it's definitely not Turtle Wax.
    THANKS -
    that made me blow coffee out of my NOSE!
    and I ain't LION -
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
    That is funny right there....

    I saw waxing the cat and figured that's what the kids call it now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    I just hit them with plastic polish every time I wax the cat (~every 3 months). They're still as crystal clear as when I "restored" them 4 years ago.

    A permanent solution would be to have them cleared.
    Thanx for the tip I'll be sure to wax them after my restoration every time I wax my CAT. Lol. Hilarious.

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    I'm having trouble attaching the before and after pics from my phone but I plan on sanding my headlights after about 3 coats of spar urethane. Would you suggest wet or dry sanding (220 grit)?

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    If you're going to cost them, it's the last step. You don't sand it.

    And 220 is WAY too coarse for any part of headlight restoration. You end with 1,500 wet MINIMUM, then buff, then urethane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    If you're going to cost them, it's the last step. You don't sand it.

    And 220 is WAY too coarse for any part of headlight restoration. You end with 1,500 wet MINIMUM, then buff, then urethane.
    I did the full restore which looks great (once I can get the pics to show it!). What I'm referring to is the finishing coat (spar urethane spray I attached on here). The worker suggested 3 coats then sand 220 grit then a final coat. Btw the 220 sand block I got is not rough at all and says finishing touch grade. It also recommends to use that grit on the can. So I was trying to see what's better wet or dry?

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