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Old 01-01-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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Headlight Upgrade

One of my low beam lights when out so I decided to replace the OEM bulb with Sylvania Silverstar bulbs. I also noticed that my lens had become cloudy so I got the 3M Headlight restoration kit. Changing the bulbs was easy just a little tough the twist the holders to get them out due to the way Monaco mounted the headlight assembly. Using the 3M kit way easy just took about 30 min per lens.
The lens turned out great will see how the new bulbs work the next time we have to drive at night.
Here are the before and after pictures.

The 3M kit had wheel for the drill with 500 and 800 grit sandpaper then a 3000 grit disk finally a foam pad with rubbing compound. As you can see it did a great job.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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I've performed that process a couple of times on mine. And this winter, they look pretty sad.

If I sell my rig (no plan to do it anytime soon), I'll spiff her up with new inserts from Buick.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:52 PM   #3
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I've tried a few different approaches. Every time I take the coach out I have to buff the headlamps (well - in June - July I don't because the sun sets so late up here I don't use them).

I just mask the headlights off, get a fine polishing compound and a Mother's ball (sold as a kit) and it takes about 10 minutes.

Once you remove the anti-oxidation UV protection on the surface of your lens (it is typically done at this point so it doesn't matter), the plastic will yellow and haze really quickly, so I treat it as a minor maintenance item. It takes longer to check the tire pressures.

Curious how the new bulbs work. Too bad you didn't do it in two stages so you could let us know how much of a difference the bulbs make.
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