Polished cloudy headlights - Chicagoland Sportbikes
Chicagoland Sportbikes
 
4 wheel forum THe spot for anyting with 4 wheels from yugo's to ferrari's

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 03:56 PM Thread Starter

 
1shadyninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Joliet Area
Posts: 1,436
Location: Joliet Area
Sportbike: ZX9R
Years Riding: 10+ years
How you found us: Gixxer Tony
           
Garage
Send a message via AIM to 1shadyninja
Polished cloudy headlights

Before



After



not bad for 10 min of work.


more info on the kit I used ( I also sell mothers products)
http://www.amsoil.com/catalog.aspx?G...057?zo=1667299

I have a couple kits left, pm me if you are interested in one.

Our Company Facebook ==> http://on.fb.me/TYp7jw
First Place Oils
Check out what AMSOIL has for your bike!
See this post ----> https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...1&postcount=16
Click here for our CLSB SPECIAL!" https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...68#post2010368
1shadyninja is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 06:32 PM
Cuddlie as a koala
 
YZFRob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Where its free.
Posts: 7,513
Location: Where its free.
Sportbike: Which bike?
Years Riding: Too long.
How you found us: Ken offered me money to join.
           
Always wondered if that stuff actually works. Is it for glass or plastic lenses or both? My dakotas headlights and driving lights are clouded.

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.
YZFRob is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 07:10 PM Thread Starter

 
1shadyninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Joliet Area
Posts: 1,436
Location: Joliet Area
Sportbike: ZX9R
Years Riding: 10+ years
How you found us: Gixxer Tony
           
Garage
Send a message via AIM to 1shadyninja
Plastic. I couldn't believe how fast they got smooth when wet sanding.

Our Company Facebook ==> http://on.fb.me/TYp7jw
First Place Oils
Check out what AMSOIL has for your bike!
See this post ----> https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...1&postcount=16
Click here for our CLSB SPECIAL!" https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...68#post2010368
1shadyninja is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 08:57 PM
Registered User
 
ThirdgenTa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Aurora
Posts: 1,512
Location: Aurora
Sportbike: 2001 zx6
How you found us: Search
           
Send a message via AIM to ThirdgenTa
Not bad. Maybe its the pics, but they still look a little cloudy. Did you do 800, 1500, 3000 wetsand, compound, polish?
Its actually cheaper to buy the sandpaper, compound and polish seperately. You can then do friends cars as well. I know detailers charge $40-$60 per vehicle.

Also did you make sure to seal them so they don't fade right away?

Last edited by ThirdgenTa; 11-20-2011 at 08:59 PM.
ThirdgenTa is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 10:03 PM
Armed law abiding citizen
 
Dave13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Middleburg, Florida
Posts: 19,055
Location: Middleburg, Florida
Sportbike: '74 Yamaha RD350
Years Riding: idk
How you found us: Google
           
What do you seal them with?
Dave13 is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 11:30 PM Thread Starter

 
1shadyninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Joliet Area
Posts: 1,436
Location: Joliet Area
Sportbike: ZX9R
Years Riding: 10+ years
How you found us: Gixxer Tony
           
Garage
Send a message via AIM to 1shadyninja
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThirdgenTa View Post
Not bad. Maybe its the pics, but they still look a little cloudy. Did you do 800, 1500, 3000 wetsand, compound, polish?
Its actually cheaper to buy the sandpaper, compound and polish seperately. You can then do friends cars as well. I know detailers charge $40-$60 per vehicle.

Also did you make sure to seal them so they don't fade right away?
That mothers kit has 4 pieces of sand paper ( in different grades)
and the polish & buffing wheel, there is probably enough polish to do at least 5 cars.
not a bad set up for about $20.

Our Company Facebook ==> http://on.fb.me/TYp7jw
First Place Oils
Check out what AMSOIL has for your bike!
See this post ----> https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...1&postcount=16
Click here for our CLSB SPECIAL!" https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...68#post2010368
1shadyninja is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 11:48 PM
With your mom.
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: with your mom
Posts: 581
Location: with your mom
Sportbike: bigwheel
How you found us: referred for some reason..
   
Send a message via AIM to Gamble
I've tried the turtle wax kit, 3m kit and meguires kit. They all work, but they still leave them a little cloudy. I still have yet to find one that makes them damn near perfect.
I've tried wet sanding with 1000grit paper and it makes it cloudy.
Mine have came out like yours, look better but still not great.

90 ex500 (Sold)
02 F4i (Sold)
92 F2 (Sold)
04 600RR (Sold)
01 ex500 (Sold)
93 vulcan 150 (Sold)
92 GSXR 750 (Sold)
94 Ex500 - Current
Gamble is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 02:50 PM
Registered User
 
ThirdgenTa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Aurora
Posts: 1,512
Location: Aurora
Sportbike: 2001 zx6
How you found us: Search
           
Send a message via AIM to ThirdgenTa
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave13 View Post
What do you seal them with?

Any good quality sealent. They haze will eventually come back but if you keep resealing them it will take longer. Basically it's like putting sunscreen on.

Here is an article on DIY wetsanding headlights. Dont worry about using the Diamondite kit in the first post, but scroll down and read what others have done.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...storation.html
ThirdgenTa is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 03:05 PM
Si Vis Pacem Parabellum
 
SmartDrug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bartlett
Posts: 11,409
Location: Bartlett
Sportbike: 955i Speed Triple, 100AE Road King, AP1 Honda S2000
Years Riding: 1/3rd of my life.
How you found us: Cave Johnson
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gamble View Post
I've tried the turtle wax kit, 3m kit and meguires kit. They all work, but they still leave them a little cloudy. I still have yet to find one that makes them damn near perfect.
I've tried wet sanding with 1000grit paper and it makes it cloudy.
Mine have came out like yours, look better but still not great.
+1 unfortunately.

I'd say the best I've got them is to about 70-80% of the original clarity.

Brian
NESBA #22
الكافرة مع بندقية سوداء
Si vis pacem parabellum

Quote:
Yeah, I quit doing blow, not being rad!
SmartDrug is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chicagoland Sportbikes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome