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Re: Renault Laguna 1 - Phase 2 Headlight Restoration

Here are said, promised photos!

Here is a good representation of what they looked like:

I then proceeded to use 400-600-800-1500-2000-2500 wet and dry paper to get the lights incredibly smooth like this (I left the final sanding lines horizontal to prevent the clear coat from running) :

The car was then protected from the imminent clear coat!

Before applying the clear coat, I removed any grease/dust from the lights using isopropyl alcohol, or you can use paint preparation wipes.

The clear coat was applied (three coats).

The day after:

Though I did make a mistake, upon removing the masking tape some o the adhesive became a little stubborn. I used a dish sponge to try to lightly remove it. Bad baaaad idea. I now have very neat fading around the lights.

Hopefully nothing a bit of Maguires ultimate compound, Polish and liquid wax won't sort out... (A 60 mistake )

Hopefully this helps you all

Cheers Lagtdi.
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