Headlight restoration help - Skyline Owners Forum

Welcome to the SkylineOwners.Com website. We aim to provide you with the largest knowledgebase anywhere on the internet for the Nissan Skyline.


Go Back   Skyline Owners Forum > Skyline Torque > Detailing


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 21-07-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
N/A is the way forward!
 
makaveli7's Avatar
 
Drives: nissan skyline R34 GT/ Civic type R
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: preston
Posts: 426
Club ID#: 17079

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (2)


View My Pictures
Headlight restoration help

Hey guys, wonder if anybody can help with a headlight restoration.
The car has been off the road for a while now and the headlights are quite grubby and don't seem to scrub up when cleaned. Also, there are some splashes of cement on them too . Can anybody advise on the best way to get them looking good as new again?
Thanks
__________________
OO _____GTR_ OO
makaveli7 is offline   Reply With Quote Share on facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 21-07-2013, 07:34 PM   #2
Member
 
R33turbo's Avatar
 
Drives: R33 GTST
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 782
Club ID#: 42126

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
3 grades of wet sand followed by plastx polish with a rotary. Regular wax afterwards theyl be gleaming

Get up to at least 2000 grit paper
R33turbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-07-2013, 07:36 PM   #3
N/A is the way forward!
 
makaveli7's Avatar
 
Drives: nissan skyline R34 GT/ Civic type R
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: preston
Posts: 426
Club ID#: 17079

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (2)


View My Pictures
Thanks for the advice.
Couple of pics

__________________
OO _____GTR_ OO
makaveli7 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 18-12-2013, 12:38 AM   #4
Seasoned Member
 
sam porter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 202
Club ID#: 26654


Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
Did mine at work a week ago with a machine polisher and some g3, they came up great. Transforms the front end.

Sent from my LT26i using Tapatalk 2
sam porter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-12-2013, 10:44 AM   #5
Super Moderator
 
Tricky-Ricky's Avatar
 
Drives: Skyline 350GT 6 speed
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 8,931
Club ID#: 5836


Trade Feedback: (1)


View My Pictures
Yeah I always use G3 no need for faffing about with wet n dry, unless they are badly scratched/pitted.
__________________
Pedants are men who would appear to be learned, without the necessary ingredient of knowledge.
- George Bancroft

Originally posted The Great White

"Nissan is like Lego"
Tricky-Ricky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-12-2013, 08:13 PM   #6
Seasoned Member
 
Drives: R33 GTS-T
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Ipswich
Posts: 61
Club ID#: 45861


Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
Have heard 'Brasso' brings them up well if its a case of laquer fade
DanR88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-01-2014, 07:56 PM   #7
Seasoned Member
 
Mylo's Avatar
 
Drives: Nissan Skyline R33 Gtst,Ducati Special,Honda Cb1300,Honda Monkey Bike!
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Kings Lynn
Posts: 811
Club ID#: 46151


Trade Feedback: (4)


View My Pictures
Ive tried Meguires Plastic x which to be honest works well for a time but is not long term...
Mylo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-01-2014, 08:12 AM   #8
ThEmoHelpline.com

Moderator

 
Divol's Avatar
 
Drives:
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: In your mums undies drawer
Posts: 12,377
Club ID#: 12347

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (18)


View My Pictures
Once polished back up you can lacquer them to stop them fading ;-)

Sent from the Divols Dungeon
Divol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-02-2014, 09:56 PM   #9
[OO\SKYLIMO/OO]
 
johnnywilco's Avatar
 
Drives: R33 GTS-T SEDAN
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Northamptonshire
Posts: 334
Club ID#: 18099

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (2)


View My Pictures
Mine were 100 times worse than that, went to a local bodyshop with 20 and boom!
Fully polished and coated lamps, now my HID's are even brighter lol
johnnywilco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2014, 08:27 AM   #10
Germany East/Central Nord Rhein Westfalen

International Area Rep

 
Wild's Avatar
 
Drives: R33 Gts-t 1993, Vauxhall Zafira 1.9CDTI
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cambridgeshire
Posts: 3,039
Club ID#: 30069

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (23)


View My Pictures
Turtle wax headlight resoration kit. 10 of eBay 40 mins on your head lights and they will be like new.

I did mine in the summer last year and there still spot on
__________________
"I can make that gap now i have a Skyline"
Wild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2014, 10:33 PM   #11
Seasoned Member
 
Drives: R33 GTS25T
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Bedfordshire
Posts: 113
Club ID#: 41656

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
Mine were yellow and a bit cloudy, around 10 mins each light with t-cut and were much better
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20121216_140920.jpg
Views:	177
Size:	189.3 KB
ID:	63105   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20121216_142256.jpg
Views:	186
Size:	191.0 KB
ID:	63106  
mebi1988 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2014, 11:53 PM   #12
Seasoned Member
 
Scott B's Avatar
 
Drives: R33 GTS-T & 1995 R33 GTR
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Northumberland
Posts: 743
Club ID#: 26254

Country Flag

Trade Feedback: (5)


View My Pictures
I second the T-cut. Works great.
Scott B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2014, 08:03 PM   #13
Seasoned Member
 
daz7865's Avatar
 
Drives: r33 gtr v-spec
Join Date: May 2012
Location: herts
Posts: 109
Club ID#: 34518


Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
Try scratch-rx I use it on my all the time gets rid of oxidisation for a least a month.
daz7865 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2014, 08:05 PM   #14
Seasoned Member
 
daz7865's Avatar
 
Drives: r33 gtr v-spec
Join Date: May 2012
Location: herts
Posts: 109
Club ID#: 34518


Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
Sorry that's what I was thinking of, 'Meguires Plastic x. Works really well
daz7865 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2014, 08:31 PM   #15
Seasoned Member
 
Drives: R34 GTT
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Romford, Essex
Posts: 108
Club ID#: 40807


Trade Feedback: (0)


View My Pictures
I wet sanded and professional laquered.

if not that bad. Remove and polish.
Bwilkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©2002 - 2019, Verticalscope Inc.