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Polishing B10 headlamp covers

 
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Chas
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:19 pm    Post subject: Polishing B10 headlamp covers Reply with quote

I'm sure this is covered elsewhere but I decided to improve 17 years of grit and stone chips on the headlamp covers, which were letting the car down after her recent paint refresh. 20 minutes with some cutting compound on a Porter Cable and I'm happy with the results. I could take it much further with an appropriate pad but this isn't bad 😎

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work, makes such a difference to the front end.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That always freshens up the front of the car, I'd recommend putting some 3M clear film protection on them as it will stop them yellowing again and keep the stone chips at bay.

This place is local to me so I popped along and he fitted them but they look easy enough to fit and he has a template so they're cut to the right size & shape: http://paintguard.co.uk/
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a difference Chas. Well worth the effort by the looks of it Cool
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