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3M headlamp polish/restore works great!
ridgeback Offline
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I tried this 3M headlamp restore kit and it worked perfect. See pic link for "before & after". Almost forgot what the headlamps originally looked like under all that yellow haze! Makes a big difference as far as it not looking its age... kind like "a touch of gray" for men!
Ron

Black 87 TC, 2nd owner since 1990[email protected], [email protected]
Current Mods: Gillis valve @18psi. K&N Cone. Removed AC components, New: Esslinger Aux. Shaft, Seals, Melling Oil Pump, Heater core. Ranger cam & rollers, new tower bearings, Walbro 255 fuel pump
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Pete D Offline
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#2
Ron, that looks nice. Did they give you any kind of protective coating to put on after it's polished?
Pete Dunham


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squeeky Offline
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#3
Something else that works really well is aluminum polish. Clean with the aluminum polish a couple times and then put on a good coat of polish......
88 turbocoupe, gillis valve, k&n, short throw shifter,3" exhaust with magnaflows,Garrett(turbonetics) T3,AFPR,18lbs boost for now.....
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ridgeback Offline
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#4
no special coating.

Kit had a few different grit disc pads, a final wet sand pad and a polish/buff pad with a packet of their polish and also a drill attachment with velcro to quick attach/remove pads. Actually went really quick and easy with my DeWalt 18v drill. Much easier if lenses are removed so you don't risk scuffing the surrounding paint but that takes more time and I need a paint job anyways so I went with the quick n easy route. They say to mask around the lens with 2 layers of tape to help protect the paint but I skipped that part also and went reeeeeeally carefully around the lenses.

I guess a good wax polish would help protect it after the buffing which i will soon do. I saw one guy spray coat the lenses with a UV clear coat after the 3M buffing, then polished the clear coat then waxed it.... all fine and good if you have the time.
Ron

Black 87 TC, 2nd owner since [email protected], [email protected]
Current Mods: Gillis valve @18psi. K&N Cone. Removed AC components, New: Esslinger Aux. Shaft, Seals, Melling Oil Pump, Heater core. Ranger cam & rollers, new tower bearings, Walbro 255 fuel pump
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ridgeback Offline
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#5
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here is the kit. I only used it because my friend gave it to me for free. Costs around $17 at Walmart when I googled it
Ron

Black 87 TC, 2nd owner since [email protected], [email protected]
Current Mods: Gillis valve @18psi. K&N Cone. Removed AC components, New: Esslinger Aux. Shaft, Seals, Melling Oil Pump, Heater core. Ranger cam & rollers, new tower bearings, Walbro 255 fuel pump
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turbo80sdriver Offline
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#6
I must say that I've had outstanding results from the Sylvania resto kit - the makers of the turbocoupe headlight lenses, by the way. I've done 3 sets with great results.


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anasazi4st Offline
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#7
turbo80sdriver Wrote:I must say that I've had outstanding results from the Sylvania resto kit - the makers of the turbocoupe headlight lenses, by the way. I've done 3 sets with great results.

That's what I've used, also with great success.
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1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Got it in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 1 T5OD full rebuild, 5 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....
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