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Mk5 aftermarket headlight assembly experience?
« on: December 04, 2017, 01:50:28 PM »
Hi folks,

Finally got myself a GTI from a member on here :)

The lights are hazing and I was wondering what people's experience are with the aftermarket ebay jobbies? Seem to be about £125 a pair?

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Paul.

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Re: Mk5 aftermarket headlight assembly experience?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 12:38:00 PM »
After a search I've decided I'll go down the sanding/polishing route :)

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Re: Mk5 aftermarket headlight assembly experience?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 12:24:09 AM »
I would be interested in any replies regarding the eBay headlights at 120 quid.

Reason being I've sanded/polished mine twice over the last few years and now they need doing again. Maybe I'm not sealing them properly after doing work? But I really can't be bothered to do them again.

Amy thoughts would be great

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Re: Mk5 aftermarket headlight assembly experience?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 10:18:32 AM »
I would be interested in any replies regarding the eBay headlights at 120 quid.

Reason being I've sanded/polished mine twice over the last few years and now they need doing again. Maybe I'm not sealing them properly after doing work? But I really can't be bothered to do them again.

Amy thoughts would be great

Cheers

You’d need to seal them every 3 months. first with the polish after you’ve sanded then with wax, then wax every 3 months that could be why yours keep fading.


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Re: Mk5 aftermarket headlight assembly experience?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 07:58:09 PM »
Thanks for reply but I'm looking at getting new.

Just dont have the time or inclination to do them again let alone every 3 months.


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Re: Mk5 aftermarket headlight assembly experience?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 11:35:35 AM »
I just run http://amzn.to/2m6C9jm over mine with polishing mop in the battery drill followed by microfibre for a good rub after I wash the car, it's not super often but it helps a bit.
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Re: Mk5 aftermarket headlight assembly experience?
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 10:30:48 PM »
Hi folks,

Finally got myself a GTI from a member on here :)

The lights are hazing and I was wondering what people's experience are with the aftermarket ebay jobbies? Seem to be about £125 a pair?

Cheers,
Paul.
Iv just got a gti major haze on headlights mate .. easy fix .. 1500 sand paper till white liquid then 2000 sandpaper with water again then 2600 cutting compound using DA polisher and then final finish polish good as new ..see before and after below left light before right after

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Re: Mk5 aftermarket headlight assembly experience?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 12:45:44 PM »
This is what I ended up doing, although I don't have a DA polisher and I can't get a good finish by hand, went to 2000 on the wet and dry, but waiting for a polishing kit to turn up so I can try that :)

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Re: Mk5 aftermarket headlight assembly experience?
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 02:35:13 PM »
Although I haven’t personally tried them on my headlights, the Novus range of plastic polishes do a great job of getting scratches out of cds/dvds and could be worthwhile here.

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Re: Mk5 aftermarket headlight assembly experience?
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2018, 04:09:51 PM »
Skullofalion, the lights look great mate!
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Re: Mk5 aftermarket headlight assembly experience?
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2018, 09:04:52 PM »
Forgot to take photos of mine but I basically did this, just used a drill with a polishing attachment and it works a treat :D