View Full Version : Scratched Light Housing

Jun 23rd, 2009, 10:33 AM
Hi.At last got some time to repair my front/side-position/indicator light housing.
I decided to remove from the car as there was quite a lot of dirt/algae around the rim and they were a bit dirty inside too.Cleaned with heavy duty soap and dried out with air compressor.

1] A picture of the scratch.
2] Wetsanded with 1000
3] Wetsanded with 1500
4] wetsanded with 2000
5] Polished by hand with PlastX
6] Finished and back on car.







Actual working time 45-60mins.

PlasticX gave a real good polish at the end.Even by hand.

Jun 23rd, 2009, 10:48 AM
Awesome!! Looks fantastic!! :xyxthumbs

Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:19 AM
Wow looks great.

I can't wait to use some PlastX on a scratch that's been bugging me on my headlights for a long while...

Alex C.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:28 AM
That's awesome Eddie. You took that scratch right out. Great work!

Mark Kleis
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:31 AM
Those were some deep scratches, and you did an excellent job of restoring clarity to the headlight. Well done :xyxthumbs

Michael Stoops
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:47 AM
Very nicely done, Eddie!!

Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:47 AM
Absolutely outstanding. You are a master of the craft of plastic polishing! :xyxthumbs

Maserati Mario
Jun 23rd, 2009, 02:48 PM
Nice job!
Not to hard to do is it?

Jun 23rd, 2009, 03:19 PM
Looks great.

Jun 23rd, 2009, 03:42 PM
Hi,Thanks everyone for the compliments!!!

The scratches were a bit deep,but it turned out better than I thought it would.I was so glad to have got it done.It had been like that for a long time and was bugging me because I couldn't find the time to get onto it.

Ha-ha Mario.It's certainly not as hard as polishing glass!!

My glass is quite bad,a lot of wiper scuffs.I'll try out your methods on dummy pieces and see how I get on.I'll pm you if there is something I'm not sure about.

Thanks again!:wavey

Maserati Mario
Jun 23rd, 2009, 03:53 PM
Okie dokie pokie!