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post #11 of 77 (permalink) Old 01-21-2018, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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why dont u do your testing on the wings and if you fix that just buy a new one and add the wings to it
Considering the condition of the '85 shield, it seems an obvious candidate for an experimental base. If I do get it "usable" it will be a miracle.

And new shields simply are not available.

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McGuire’s has a compound that works. Wonders on headlights,might be fine to use on windshields too.

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I once used the 3M headlight restoration kit on my 5 series BMW headlights, its was a quality kit & worked really well, if you watch the video on You tube it might give you some inspiration to try some or all of it, most of the kit components can be bought separately , if anything works let us know as its something we probably all will do at some point.
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Like I posted before, the headlight restore stuff does not work. Takes away the cloudiness, but makes it blurry.

Meguiar's G2000 Perfect Clarity Two Step Headlight Restoration Kit

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00P9...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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I have been reluctant to mess with my car's headlights..

I see toothpaste, babbo, cooking powders, etc....

all seems to be a good way to screw up an expensive fixture.

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The 3m kit works a different way, its not a clean & spray like maguires.

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Good video. That's the technique I referred to when I mentioned the progressive sanding down to 1500 grit. I might try that as I have the sandpaper already. Just a lot of area to be sanding, two sides. Glad I took the lazy way before and just bought a new one, lol. Plus I can just quit sanding if it becomes too much, because I already have a new one!

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Yeah, I've know all along that I will need to follow the steps shown in that video. I've tested in small areas, by hand, using some 320, then 600, then McGuires. It worked pretty well but needs the finer grit paper.

Having some trouble finding the finer grit paper. Also undecided if I should get a 6" sanding pad that fits on a drill, or spring for one of those Ľ sheet sanders from Harbor Freight.

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If you can get the kit in the states everything is in the kit.
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If you can get the kit in the states everything is in the kit.

It would take a half dozen, or more, of those kits to do this job. Plus the 3 inch pads might leave rows on the shield.

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