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Old 05-10-2019, 04:36 PM   #31
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:07 AM   #32
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I ended up ordering the one I needed from a salvage yard for $450 shipped.

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Old 05-13-2019, 06:25 AM   #33
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If it were me, the money I'd spend would be determined by the type of driving they'd see. For a DD that you know will be seeing damage in the future, I'd go with aftermarkets. I really wouldn't give a hoot what other people say how cheap they look.

For a GTO that is not a DD and usually enters into car shows, it would be OEM's only.

And yes, headlight armor, weather tech headlight vinyl, clearcoat, etc. is a very good idea on any new or used headlights that are in nice condition. As mentioned here in a different thread, apply a good protectant on the vinyl every few months to help them looking good and protect against UV damage.

I understand what you're saying about "beyond repair", but what exactly type of damage does your current set of headlights have?...Pics?
Do you think a good wetsanding and clearcoat can help them?
Once replaced, you can send the old ones to me and I will see what I can do for refinishing. I enjoy projects like that.





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I'm going to have to do something soon. Mine aren't yellowed, but look a bit hazy, almost as if you had stuck a saran wrap on certain areas on the front. The car is inside most of the time.

I hit them with some polishing compound and a 3" buffer a few months ago, after taping off the paint around them. It got better but not perfect.

To do a better job, I'd probably have to remove them. Does the bumper have to come off to do that?
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Heres a before and after of my headlights.

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To do a better job, I'd probably have to remove them. Does the bumper have to come off to do that?

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Heres a before and after of my headlights.

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Looks great! Did you just buff it, or replace it?
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:36 PM   #38
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On my car the passenger side is sand blasted and the drivers side while not new is clean and looks pretty good. Kind of odd. Both original, bought the car new.
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I put Lamin-X on my headlights as soon as I got the car in 2010. They still look like new.
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The junkyard one had a small crack in the corner, now I am ordering a new one.

Pretty sad since it was in great shape otherwise.

My son installed it anyway since it's still better than the one I had in there with a hole the size of a 9mm.
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Heres a before and after of my headlights.

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Looks great! Did you just buff it, or replace it?

Buffed and polished.
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