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Old 11-15-2014, 06:58 AM   #1
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Angry Please help me restore my fog light!!!

My left fog light was foggy, so i wanted to try the sandpaper method. But I guess I screwed it totally. Please someone help, how I can restore them back?


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What grit sandpaper did you use?? To fix it you have to move up in progressive grits until it becomes clear again. I have a Micro Mark finishing kit that I bought for model cars and guitars that works well for clear plastic. The kit ranges from 2000 grit to 12000 grit and is followed by fine polishing compounds.
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I have no idea about it's grit value

I have no idea about it's grit value, do you mean that I need to sand it again but with higher grit?

Is there any other method for it?

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I found out that the grit value is written behind the paper, it says 220
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It seems like you used too rough of a sandpaper and it actually scuffed the lens. I would try getting a kit made for plastic lenses and try fixing it.

When I polished my headlights I used a 1500 grit and then a polishing compound to get it to shine again. When dealing with lenses you really want to use a sandpaper so fine it hardly feels corse so it's more of a polish opposed to sanding the plastic away


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It seems like you used too rough of a sandpaper and it actually scuffed the lens. I would try getting a kit made for plastic lenses and try fixing it.

When I polished my headlights I used a 1500 grit and then a polishing compound to get it to shine again. When dealing with lenses you really want to use a sandpaper so fine it hardly feels corse so it's more of a polish opposed to sanding the plastic away


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I guess I'll take it to a professional detail shop to fix it for me, I don't want to mess it up more

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It seems like you used too rough of a sandpaper and it actually scuffed the lens. I would try getting a kit made for plastic lenses and try fixing it.

When I polished my headlights I used a 1500 grit and then a polishing compound to get it to shine again. When dealing with lenses you really want to use a sandpaper so fine it hardly feels corse so it's more of a polish opposed to sanding the plastic away


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I guess I'll take it to a professional detail shop to fix it for me, I don't want to mess it up more
Thanks anyway
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