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REMOVING PEELING FROM YOUR FTO headLIGHTS

Step by step guide

By Daryl

(Btw, I take no responsibility for any damage to your headlights)

 When it comes to the wet-n-dry and cutting paste, be careful with regards to your paintwork around your headlamps


This is how bad my Right headlight was.

Headlight Peeling DIY Guide

Headlight Peeling DIY Guide


Tools used

Headlight Peeling DIY Guide


 

Try to use the flat of your fingers rather than the finger tips when applying pressure.

You can feel though the paper when you are rubbing on effected areas, but do the complete headlight.

I used 1500 grit wet-n-dry from Halfords, keep it wet and don't worry when it starts to do this.

 

 

Headlight Peeling DIY Guide


 

This is how it will look when the wet-n-dry process is complete

 

You will notice the discolorations around the edges, I left it at that as the next step sorts that out.

 

But try to get it as flat as possible. 

 

Headlight Peeling DIY Guide


 

Next apply the cutting paste which is also available from Halfords

Just follow the instructions on the tube, this process only takes a matter of minutes.

It cuts very fast.

 

Headlight Peeling DIY Guide


 

You will notice as your using the paste layers appearing like this on the bottom right.

 

Headlight Peeling DIY Guide

 


 

Just keep rubbing until no more dull areas appear, Photo below is same area as above but with a few extra seconds of rubbing

 

Headlight Peeling DIY Guide

 


 

Give it a good clean with a dry cotton sheet and you should end up with something like this.

 

Headlight Peeling DIY Guide

 


 

I then gave it a quick T-cut for a couple of minutes and below are the completed results.

 

Headlight Peeling DIY Guide

Headlight Peeling DIY Guide

 


 

I also found after doing this the light is a lot more white at night thus improving visibility (Before it had a yellow appearance)

 

Anyway

 

Hope this help someone and alleviates any fears of using wet-n-dry on your headlights

 

Regards Daryl