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Headlight Cleaning

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I got a deal on my 04 Envoy because of crash damage. Nothing serious, but the goal was to make it much more respectable. Headlights were the first project so far because they were ugly, the left side on was scratched from the accident and they stunk driving at night...

I wet sanded with 400, 800, 1000, 2000 and 3000. Then I polished with Meguiar's G12310 PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish.

Here's the side by side view:
Car Land vehicle Vehicle Vehicle registration plate Grille

After from above:
Automotive parking light Automotive side marker light Grille Automotive lighting Hood

After from the front:
Automotive parking light Automotive side marker light Automotive tail & brake light Wheel Tire

Before from above, notice the scuffs on the top and bottom of the side marker light:
Automotive parking light Automotive tail & brake light Hood Grille Automotive lighting

Before front:
Automotive parking light Tire Vehicle Automotive side marker light Vehicle registration plate

And here is what I wiped off the headlight after the first sanding with 400... Nasty!
Dress Wedding dress Sleeve Embellishment Beige

Next up I found some black body parts in decent but not perfect condition and I'm going to pick them up on Saturday. Once I swap the panels and clean the rest of the truck up it should look pretty nice. It'll almost be too nice for me then... :)
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There is a guy on YouTube that shows you how to clean and prevent the yellowing from coming back….. and you can see in the video that he didn’t edit any part of him doing the cleaning, so I believe it really works,(not saying you didn’t do a great job because they look awesome) but he shows you a preventive measure to take to stop the yellowing from coming back. Here’s the link to the video
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