Back to the Future, again
What did you do to your headlights? Wash them with a brick?
yup, you need to go pretty deep into that layer... if you don't you will still notice patches of faded plastic & they will stick out even worse next to a nicely polished piece (unfortunately when the lens deteriorates it doesn't do it uniformly)I see that a lot on weathered Loti's. I think its caused by breaks in the original clear coat (Aforementioned UV coating) by rock chips. This makes weak spots that moisture, pressure washing, and overall wear and tear to eat it away.
When sanding, be sure to remove ALL of this coating.
Thanks, that's what I wanted to know. Too bad.Sorry about the late reply.
No, well technically yes. The seal would work, however there is no need for it as the turn signals are sealed units anyway. Unfortunately the cutouts in the clam for the signals are not as close a fit to the signals as the headlights. Without the seal it only looks worse.
Yeah, that was an earlier photo. I now have all the front grills in. I also did the mesh side intakes from the 2011.
Here you go:How did you seperate the clear part of the headlight assembly from the lower black part? Arent they glued together? How did you seperate them?
As for separating the lens from the bezel, I used a Plastic paint scraper and X-acto knife. You can usually find a weak spot between the two to slip the scraper in between, then just start carefully working around. I use the Knife to cut any stubborn adhesive. Once the lenses and bezel are apart (Took me 30-45min per lens) then you can peel away most of the old adhesive by hand.