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Excellent results for such a low price
on 5 December 2015
Cheaper than the 3M alternative and includes UV sealant that the 3M kit doesn't. Get some broad automotive tape and you have all you need to do the job, don't skip this step as it makes it a lot easier go right to the edge. I found it easy to stretch the kit to do three headlights so it works out very cheap per light. It took a fair amount of elbow grease and around 30 minutes for each light. I was pleasantly surprised how effective it was at taking a yellow cloudy light to white and clear.
It works really well but if you've never done this before I think some additional instructions would go a long way to getting a good result:
1. Use a spray bottle or sponge to keep the entire headlight wet while you work with the sanding papers and work in long smooth strokes.
2. When you start with the first paper at 2000 grit keep working it until the slurry produced goes white. Initially it'll come off a dirty yellow colour, rinse it off and work it again until you have removed all the discoloured acrylic indicated by white slurry. If you don't get all the yellow off with the most abrasive paper it will only take longer and be harder to do with the next.
3. Don't move on to the next paper until you have removed all of the lines from the previous. As you do each finer level perpendicular to the last, alternating between horizontal and vertical, you can tell when to move onto the next when you can't see lines going to other way to the current direction.
4. The final polish in the squeeze tube is just a very fine abrasive compound, when you've worked the 5000 grit paper and have a hazy light this stuff will suddenly make it pop and shine, put plenty of work into this step.