Diy Headlight Restoration - No More Cataracts!

Slapdash Racing Nov 19, 2020

  1. Slapdash Racing

    Slapdash Racing Bought an X

    Eastern CT
    This is over on my build thread as well, but thought I'd toss it in here if anyone's interested.

    No more cataracts!

    Finally got around to restoring my headlight lenses. Drove at night for the first time in a long time and thought I forgot to turn the lights on. Turns out they just had cataracts. Fixed that today though, with remarkable improvement and now night-time vision!

    The process was easy, if a little tedious, but I liked the results. I used Sylvania Headlight Restoration Kit (no affiliation), which I found on Amazon, via Buzzfeed, for $20. Well worth it for me.

    Right side doesn't look as clear, but I noticed that the assembly was cracked and water had infiltrated a while ago.

    You don't have to, but I went through the (minor) trouble of removing the lights from the buckets and removing the trim as well. Made for easier sanding -- and there's a lot of sanding -- and there's less of a hack-job finish on the bezels, like the last time I tried this sort of thing.

    Before, full:


    After, full:


    Before, left:


    After, left:


    Before, right:


    After, right:


    And before and after, side-by-side:


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