Welcome, Guest
Please Login or Register.    Lost Password?
Go to bottomPage: 1
TOPIC: Dull Rear Lights...
#53875
Dull Rear Lights... 4 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 57
Not sure if this is the right section but here goes...

My rear light plastics are quite dull and sort of "hazy". I know plastic polish exists and I've even heard of people using toothpaste to restore them but has anyone any recommendations on how to restore them from experience? I know I've seen someone on here that had them restored professionally and they looked mint but I'm looking for something I can do myself....

You can really see it in the pic below


_KUNENA_BBCODE_HIDEIMG



any advice is appreciated ;)
Bommie
Senior Boarder
Posts: 797
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Waterford Birthday: 03/24
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#53878
Re: Dull Rear Lights... 4 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 154
Some wet sanding with some light sand paper followed by some polish and polisher if you have one, should bring them up a treat.
I've also seen some people spray black around the outlines of the tail lights after doing this and it really makes them stand out even more.
I think Frank on here might have done this?
Infamous
Petrol Head <(+_+)>
Addict
Posts: 2150
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Derry/Donegal Birthday: 04/22
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#53889
Re: Dull Rear Lights... 4 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 57
Cheers infamous, must give that a go, wrecking my head looking at them the way they are
Bommie
Senior Boarder
Posts: 797
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Waterford Birthday: 03/24
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#53890
Re: Dull Rear Lights... 4 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 90

_KUNENA_BBCODE_HIDEIMG
If ya around Mallow I'll be happy to convert them into new pieces for free ;)
I use non corrosive/non toxic way to restore them. Alternatively pm for instructions of doing it yourself ;)
silverlux
WITH SPOILED MR2
Expert Boarder
Posts: 922
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: CO.CORK Birthday: 03/13
Last Edit: 2013/02/01 15:23 By silverlux.
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#53895
Re: Dull Rear Lights... 4 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 114
Convert to new plastic? am insterested in these instructions?
T
b4ss
Admin
Posts: 626
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#53896
Re: Dull Rear Lights... 4 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 80
a bit of autosaul or rubbing compound should sort them out if not wet and dry sandpaper a really high grade like 2000gritt and then a good polish after
cozzy90
i hate diesel
Addict
Posts: 1621
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: mallow
<img src="imageshack.us/a/img707/4755/7bn2.jpg" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us"/><br/>
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#53897
Re: Dull Rear Lights... 4 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 284
T-cut works aswell
dshamrock2000
Moderator
Posts: 2593
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male dedmonds3@hotmail.com Location: Kildare
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#53898
Re: Dull Rear Lights... 4 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 90
b4ss wrote:
Convert to new plastic? am insterested in these instructions?
T

PS. Unless they're beyond repair with burned or cracked plastic surface;)
silverlux
WITH SPOILED MR2
Expert Boarder
Posts: 922
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: CO.CORK Birthday: 03/13
Last Edit: 2013/02/01 16:06 By silverlux.
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#53927
Re: Dull Rear Lights... 4 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 0
you may have to register on mr2oc to view this, but it's worked pretty well for a lot of folks and is more permanent than a polish/wax. Seems the pictures aren't present anymore so hope this helps somewhat.

www.mr2oc.com/showthread.php?t=256740&am...ht=clean+tail+lights
mr24fun
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 3
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Last Edit: 2013/02/02 06:55 By mr24fun.
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#54116
Re: Dull Rear Lights... 4 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 15
Throw them in the dish washer. .. im not kidding.
greg 1973
Senior Boarder
Posts: 797
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: north Co.Dublin
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#54117
Re: Dull Rear Lights... 4 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 90
greg 1973 wrote:
Throw them in the dish washer. .. im not kidding.
and make sure that there is plenty of salt in it. otherwise they get more duller from limescale..i'm not kidding too
silverlux
WITH SPOILED MR2
Expert Boarder
Posts: 922
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: CO.CORK Birthday: 03/13
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#54125
Re: Dull Rear Lights... 4 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 57
Loads of great suggestions here lads, thanks a million, will let ye know how I get on
Bommie
Senior Boarder
Posts: 797
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Waterford Birthday: 03/24
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#56058
Re: Dull Rear Lights... 4 Years ago Karma: 0
hmm you can restore them by using a sand paper or if it not works then you can chenge red plastic part.... because its not much expensive to work hard on that. So I think its the best solution replace them with new one.
Aldis01
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 6
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#56072
Re: Dull Rear Lights... 4 Years ago Karma: 152
Infamous wrote:
Some wet sanding with some light sand paper followed by some polish and polisher if you have one, should bring them up a treat.
I've also seen some people spray black around the outlines of the tail lights after doing this and it really makes them stand out even more.
I think Frank on here might have done this?


yes i have. very easy step to do. pretty much what Infamous has say. i use 1000 grid sandpaper first. then move to 2000 wet sand. then, use plastic polish. after you polish it. spray a light coat of clear over it. and BAM!!! you got yourself some new looking tail light.

for extra work on your tail light. you can bring it out with painting the border black then clear coat it. look alot better. cheer and hope you get it back to new mate
frank-the-tank
Senior Boarder
Posts: 760
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#56095
Re: Dull Rear Lights... 4 Years ago Karma: 154
Do you have a link to the pics of your lights after you refurbed them Frank?
I can remember seeing pics of yours but I couldn't remember if it was from on here on mr2oc and if you did a how to or not?
Infamous
Petrol Head <(+_+)>
Addict
Posts: 2150
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Derry/Donegal Birthday: 04/22
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#56098
Re: Dull Rear Lights... 4 Years ago Karma: 35
heres my lights, one dull, one wet sanded and compounded with 5 grades or 3m paste

_KUNENA_BBCODE_HIDEIMG
mjmitch
Junior Boarder
Posts: 290
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#56099
Re: Dull Rear Lights... 4 Years ago Karma: 27
Holy shit ... that's a nice job Mitch, did you lacquer them ?
Mister2
Rev3 T-Bar Turbo
Senior Boarder
Posts: 454
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Limerick
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#56100
Re: Dull Rear Lights... 4 Years ago Karma: 35
No, just some 3000 water paper and then machine polished with different grades of paste
mjmitch
Junior Boarder
Posts: 290
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#56101
Re: Dull Rear Lights... 4 Years ago Karma: 152
Infamous wrote:
Do you have a link to the pics of your lights after you refurbed them Frank?
I can remember seeing pics of yours but I couldn't remember if it was from on here on mr2oc and if you did a how to or not?


i do. but, i can't remember where i paste it.

mjmitch... nice job. that's how it will turn out.
frank-the-tank
Senior Boarder
Posts: 760
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#56106
Re: Dull Rear Lights... 3 Years, 12 Months ago Karma: 90
Nice proper job on lights Mitch, like new again
silverlux
WITH SPOILED MR2
Expert Boarder
Posts: 922
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: CO.CORK Birthday: 03/13
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
#56131
Re: Dull Rear Lights... 3 Years, 12 Months ago Karma: 5
thats a great job mitch there top class
colm
Junior Boarder
Posts: 59
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: sligo
Comments? Suggestions? Register above to have your say!
 
Go to topPage: 1