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Old January 31st, 2009, 07:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Headlight restoration.

We started a new service at walmart where we turn your old dingy yellow headlights back clear.

Funny I still had to show the shop manager and the rest of the techs how to do it because none of them knew how to wet sand. they ****ed up some lights bad one day when i was gone haha. anyways on the the pics.


Camaro before





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Grand Prix before





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Old January 31st, 2009, 07:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old January 31st, 2009, 07:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How much does walmart charge for that? I bought a kit at Meijer and it worked decently. I think it was $10
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Old January 31st, 2009, 08:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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We charge $40 to do it or you can buy the kit we use for $20 off the shelf.

This is the exact stuff we use.

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Old January 31st, 2009, 09:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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.......................that was a bonneville lolz.


I actually need to do that to a friends car, will be in the same boat soon.
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Old January 31st, 2009, 10:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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had vin tags off a grand prix then cause thats what the work order pulled up when it was scanned in. Idk **** about Pontiacs so yeah haha.
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Old January 31st, 2009, 11:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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lolz its basically the same thing for the most part, se's having the l36 and the ssei having the l67.
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Old January 31st, 2009, 11:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old January 31st, 2009, 11:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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ok fine, the l36 is the 3800 series 2, naturally aspirated engine, and the l67 is the supercharged series 2 3800. Specifics? yea, I play with alot of pontiacs...
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Old January 31st, 2009, 11:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I drive a pontiac.

I hate it.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 12:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
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ok fine, the l36 is the 3800 series 2, naturally aspirated engine, and the l67 is the supercharged series 2 3800. Specifics? yea, I play with alot of pontiacs...
Sweet you know a little bit about one engine. Lawl.

$40 is a rip off. All I need is plastic wax and a buffer.. I wetsanded the old headlights on my old DSM and they looked amazing. It's really easy to do, just takes a little bit of work. IMO it's much easier and you get better results when the lights are off the car.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 01:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Sweet you know a little bit about one engine. Lawl.
what other engines do you want to know about? I didn't know I had to explain all engines ever created when we were talking about the similarities between a grand prix and bonneville...



I'm gonna buy the 3m kit, its only $20, and I get a discount on it too. anyone use it before?
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Old February 1st, 2009, 04:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I did something like this to my tib. Turned out great, for about three months, then started to haze badly. Honestly, I wouldn't spend money on it b/c I never had much luck with it in the past. That and it gave me an excuse to buy 05 lights
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Old February 1st, 2009, 10:23 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Sweet you know a little bit about one engine. Lawl.

$40 is a rip off. All I need is plastic wax and a buffer.. I wetsanded the old headlights on my old DSM and they looked amazing. It's really easy to do, just takes a little bit of work. IMO it's much easier and you get better results when the lights are off the car.
I think its a bit pricey as well, I would just buy the kit for $20 and do it my self.

Walmart doesnt pay me enough to disassemble em and do em lol. Its bad enough I had to show the shop manager how to do it and he is the one thats supposed to train us.

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what other engines do you want to know about? I didn't know I had to explain all engines ever created when we were talking about the similarities between a grand prix and bonneville...



I'm gonna buy the 3m kit, its only $20, and I get a discount on it too. anyone use it before?
If its as good as the other 3m automotive products I they make I would say its good.


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I did something like this to my tib. Turned out great, for about three months, then started to haze badly. Honestly, I wouldn't spend money on it b/c I never had much luck with it in the past. That and it gave me an excuse to buy 05 lights
This stuff has a lifetime guarantee not to fade and turn yellow. idk what they do if they do fade or turn yellow, but yea its got a guarantee lol.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 10:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Just treat it like it's a scratch in a car Allen. Wetsand heavy to light, then buff out with heavy to light polish finishing as fine as you can. Then seal it and wax it.

Yellow headlights can be a ***** if you don't seal it right, they will keep coming back, no doubt.
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how long did it take you? mine are in definite need of restoration.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 02:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
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taking my time, about 30 minutes.
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thats not bad at all. and what is the kit called? where can i find it?
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Old February 4th, 2009, 02:51 PM   #19 (permalink)
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thats not bad at all. and what is the kit called? where can i find it?
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