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What’s your reason for wanting ally?
Didn't, just what aftermarket is for this old motor lol

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I don't have one of those personally. Or if I do, it must be negligible.
 

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Basic servicing finally done - new spark plugs installed, oil and filter changed(ran Wynn's engine flush) & new air filter

Sorted the headlights too (Nick)!


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Basic servicing finally done - new spark plugs installed, oil and filter changed(ran Wynn's engine flush) & new air filter

Sorted the headlights too (Nick)!


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That headlight has come out well :)
 

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That headlight has come out well :)
Quite pleased

After the first pass with 800 I was thinking what have I done lol

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All you needed was toothpaste...............
I did contemplate that lol

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Looks very impressive Rick, so what was the procedure you used for the headlights.
Using my battery drill I proceeded with 800, 1500 & 3000 grit paper - always keeping the headlight and paper moist......

With 800 you are taking the discoloration off, and the others polishing out your 800 passes

Finishing the polishing you can use Tcut, but I opted for a Holt's kit, which had the equivalent in....

Finally you spray & buff with a UV protector polish

I think I can keep on top by just using Tcut in the future

The kit came with 1000 too, but I thought it was so close to 800 that I skipped it

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Using my battery drill I proceeded with 800, 1500 & 3000 grit paper - always keeping the headlight and paper moist......

With 800 you are taking the discoloration off, and the others polishing out your 800 passes

Finishing the polishing you can use Tcut, but I opted for a Holt's kit, which had the equivalent in....

Finally you spray & buff with a UV protector polish

I think I can keep on top by just using Tcut in the future

The kit came with 1000 too, but I thought it was so close to 800 that I skipped it

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That's the way to do it, over here they also use some sort of ceramic coating after to further increase the longevity of the work.

The toothpaste method should improve (slightly) visibility over the faded units but one would need to do it almost everytime the car is washed!

Keep it going Rick :coolup:
 

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I did the offside one first, so here is a before and after


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Big improvement Rick, just got to do the black trim to finish the job.;)
 

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Big improvement Rick, just got to do the black trim to finish the job.;)
Lol that will be removed and thoroughly cleaned when I replace the radiator

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Well actually I have some special cutting polish - so fine it took the swirls out of gloss black RR trim. Also sold for headlight restoration.
 

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Well actually I have some special cutting polish - so fine it took the swirls out of gloss black RR trim. Also sold for headlight restoration.
Cheat.....not quite toothpaste

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