Headlights restored! Ceramic coated

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  1. elneilios

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    So I found a great detailing place right next door to work that specialises in ceramic coating. I got them to restore my headlights which included the ceramic coating for scratch and UV protection and I think the results are fantastic! What do you guys think?

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    Martin 1 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Beautiful with a capital B. Love the colour. :)
     
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    Fantastic, what a lovely job they have made.
    Did they do that without removing the lights?
    I'm needing this done on my Lotus as the lacquer is breaking down.
     
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    Great job they look brand new!:)
     
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    All done with wet sanding and finished in ceramic coating. They said they use many more grades of sandpaper than a DIY job to get it so clear.
    £30 per light so more expensive than DIY kit but a) the result is brilliant and b) I didn't have to do it myself!
     
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    Superb!
     
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    Did they do it without dismantling the headlights?
     
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    They didn't dismantle the lights, all done by polishing and the ceramic coat to add extra gloss and protection. I'm very impressed with their work!

    I don't have a good before picture but the car is from 2004 and the lights were yellowing and a bit cloudy before. You can kind of see it in my avatar picture.
     
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  9. clk320x

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    That’s a great price. Please post the details of the company :)
     
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    Lovely job. Like new
     
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    Having spent an hour doing one of my lights today with the 3M kit, admittedly slower than intended due to allowing both my drill batteries to run low without realising, I wish I wasn't at the other end of the country, lol. They have done a fantastic job.
     
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    £30 per light is the bargain of the century.
     
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    What grade did they start with ?
     
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    Fantastic job. This is why its usually better and probably cheaper to pay someone who knows what they're doing, rather than attempt it yourself.
     
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    That looks excellent, I’ve used the Autoglym kit before and that was pretty good. Lasted about 18 months before I had to do it again. Retails at £27 now so to get yours done professionally, that’s an excellent price when the only work you’ve done is hand over the cash.
     

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