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Old 24th July 2013, 14:00   #46
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Buy a 3M headlight restoration kit; it will have all that you need to do a splendid job

do not be aggressive in cleaning the lens; just use colin and microfiber; if that chrome goes; its tata bye bye

removing the dome may just increase glare


lastly your engine revs going down.. no clue.. maybe power load?
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Old 24th July 2013, 15:06   #47
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@Deepak

Couldn't get hold of the 3m headlight restoration kit anywhere in bangalore.

Anyone has any idea where I can get it?

What is colin?
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Old 24th July 2013, 15:43   #48
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@Deepak

Couldn't get hold of the 3m headlight restoration kit anywhere in bangalore.

Anyone has any idea where I can get it?

What is colin?
Colin is a household glass and other surface cleaner. You can get it in any supermarket/mall. Costs around 50-60 if I remember correctly.

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Now here are my questions:
- Would removing the cup of the reflector improve the visibility? I have seen a lot of cars like Innova, i20 which donít have these cups on the reflectors.
The cups reduce glare and actually increase bulb temperatures somewhat by reflecting IR back on the filament, increasing light output without increasing power consumption. So removing it is not advisable.

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- What could I use to improve the reflectors? Mainly the reflector cup which is on the main reflector which is a little rusted?
Use a buffing machine/use fine paper. Finish with jeweler's rouge.

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- Where can I get 2000 grit sandpaper or higher to fine sand the lens in Bangalore?
Look for shops dealing in paints. They'll have the fine grit wet-and-dry papers you want.

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- Iím planning on fixing white led strips which I also plan to connect to the indicators, any suggestions?
First- connecting them to indicators? You want white turn signals? Most people attach them to parking lamps.
Second- Bad quality LED strips will not last long.

I think it just looks ridiculous unless you go for a proper angel eyes effect.

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- Another interesting thing is that whenever I switch the headlights, the engine revs down for some time, any ideas how to diagnose this? This is not only for the headlights, but even for the power windows and definitely the A/C, but maybe this should be in another thread.
This is common across cars, the ECU takes some time to readjust idle. But if it is inordinately long, perhaps the battery/alternator needs to be looked at.
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Old 25th July 2013, 01:11   #49
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Thanks rm2488.

I searched around in a lot of paint shops, they never heard of 2000 grit sandpaper, though I was able to get 1200 grit in one shop.

Jeweler's rouge sounds good, will be trying to get that.

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This is common across cars, the ECU takes some time to readjust idle. But if it is inordinately long, perhaps the battery/alternator needs to be looked at.
The idle lag is not for a long time.
Hmmm, I guess the alternator send signals to the ECU...
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Posting the pics after the work....
Looks fine, better than what i expected..


Thanks everyone...
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Default Re: DIY Guide : How to get the sparkle back in your old (dull) headlights!

My headlights are not dull though they are not new as well (6 yr and 55k kms old). On top of that, I have started using 100/90W bulbs in it now.

I see that there a thin plastic layer peeling off in some areas of the headlight. Is it the clear coat? Will it hasten the deterioration of the headlights? Can I stop it in anyway?

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