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Old 09-19-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
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My mechanic quoted me $160 to refinish my hazy headlights. It turns out, there are some drill mounted kits out there that work just as well, for around $15 to $20. I ended up using one made by 3M. It takes about an hour and a half, but is worth it for the money you save.

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If you have a decent orbital buffer and some compound you can also wetsand the lenses with 2000grit by hand for the same result.


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Yeah, I think this kit approximated that, except you put the attachment on your drill. There was an adapter with two different sandpapers, and then two buffers and some sort of buffing compound.
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