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      01-03-2023, 11:34 PM   #2113
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Dirty, but I couldnít help but keep staring at this pic after I restored the headlights. Really refreshed the look of the car.
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      01-09-2023, 10:41 PM   #2114
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Dirty, but I couldnít help but keep staring at this pic after I restored the headlights. Really refreshed the look of the car.
Killer job restoring the headlights, mind sharing your process and what you used?
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      01-09-2023, 11:27 PM   #2115
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Killer job restoring the headlights, mind sharing your process and what you used?
Step 1: thoroughly clean headlight.

Step 2: grab spray bottle and fill with water. Spray down headlight.

Step 3: I started with 3000 grit sandpaper and went in ONE direction (I went parallel with headlight left to right). Kept the headlight wet with water when sanding. Roughly 5 mins worth of sanding.

Step 4: I switched to 2000 grit and dod the same method of sanding, keeping it wet. Also roughly 5 minutes worth of sanding.

Step 5: I sprayed light down with water one more time and wiped it down. Very, very thoroughly dried the headlight. Can use compressed air if you have it. This step is super important because of the next stepÖ.

Step 6: I used a ceramic coating and wiped the headlights in one motion (again, left to right) using those little fiber towels they come with, overlapping 50% each sweep. Not those spray on ceramic coating but the one that comes in a small bottle. I donít think it matters which one you use. Ceramic coating is hydrophobic and thatís why step 5 is extremely important.

Obviously, do this at your own risk as Iím not responsible for any damages 😁
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Wait, you started with the finer grit (3000) and then to a coarser grit (2000)?
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      01-17-2023, 01:55 PM   #2118
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I'm not a fan of black cars, but I have to say that these E82 coupes look good in black
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      01-20-2023, 10:39 AM   #2120
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I'm not a fan of black cars, but I have to say that these E82 coupes look good in black
Ha thanks!
Black is never my first choice, though black sapphire is a good black, as far as blacks go.
Have to make some sacrifices when finding good examples of cars that went out of production 10 years ago
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      01-23-2023, 05:30 PM   #2121
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Ha thanks!
Black is never my first choice, though black sapphire is a good black, as far as blacks go.
Have to make some sacrifices when finding good examples of cars that went out of production 10 years ago
Dude, same. I love my Space Grey coupe, but no amount of polishing or waxing will likely ever get it to shine as deeply as a black one!
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      01-25-2023, 11:15 AM   #2122
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Ha thanks!
Black is never my first choice, though black sapphire is a good black, as far as blacks go.
Have to make some sacrifices when finding good examples of cars that went out of production 10 years ago
I've got a mate who drives an E60 545i which I swear is black. He had owned it for about six months before I realised that it is actually blue lol
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      01-25-2023, 12:36 PM   #2123
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      01-25-2023, 09:56 PM   #2125
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mmmm carbon black

Here's the "Carbon Black picture" thread, if you're interested. It's not very long.

https://www.1addicts.com/forums/show....php?t=1224809
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Looks nice and clean

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