During the summer the father of a good friend gave me the idea of purchasing a restoration kit. I didn't think much of it at the time.
Fast forward a few months...
The days are becoming shorter and my work hours are becoming longer and as a result I've been driving more in the dark. Bleck. I began to notice that my visibility could stand an improvement. I purchased a $25 kit from Auto Zone yesterday and decided to see if I could make some head way on my headlights.
Notice, below, how I have applied car tape around the headlights to prevent scratching. I asked what the difference was between the green car tape and blue painter's tape and the Auto Zone employee answered that the green tape was thicker and more durable. I did not find that to be true. I think I'll use it to send baseball cards out in the mail. Ha!
The kit came with a drill attachment and circular sandpaper to facilitate the restoration process. Pretty neat idea turning a drill into a sander! I started with sanding the headlights with 100 grit sandpaper*. After quite a few passes I moved to the 300 grit, and then finally to a finishing pad.
*Please note that this sandpaper was not wood grade sandpaper.
Lastly, I removed the sandpaper attachment from the drill and affixed the buffing pad. I added a little buffing goo to the headlights and let the drill do the rest of the work.
Hey, but what about the headlights?