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Old 16-07-18, 06:20 AM   #1401
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Sanded back and polished my headlights

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Old 16-07-18, 08:36 AM   #1402
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Did you use cutting compound to get a good finish. I know some people have used toothpaste.

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Yeah it's a headlight kit. You get different grades of sand paper plus a compound that you mop on.



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Old 16-07-18, 09:11 AM   #1403
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Yeah it's a headlight kit. You get different grades of sand paper plus a compound that you mop on.




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I really miss my arctic blue 182, had to sell it after 5 enjoyable years to get a van, very boring

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Old 16-07-18, 09:39 AM   #1404
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Yeah it's a headlight kit. You get different grades of sand paper plus a compound that you mop on.
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About once a month I treat my car and bike headlights with AutoGlym super resin polish. The surface of plastic degrades through UV and atmospheric pollution, if you can clean it off (gently) and leave a wax film behind (like suntan cream for the plastic) if seems to obviate the need to take an angle grinder to them later on. Once the OEM UV protection layer is removed they seem to degrade more quickly (like when you pressure was the patio slabs the moss and lichen comes back more quickly because you have destroyed the surface).

Funny how people will wax and polish their cars paintwork but ignore headlight plastic until it clouds over... (being lazy in the car cleaning area I had dealer applied paint protection and every time it rains it cleans the car, the only bit I have ever cleaned regularly is the headlights - and it seems to work). I did a family members car with Fenwicks caravan window cream and it removed the cloudiness very well with just a cotton cloth and the cream.

The AutoGlym super resin polish is also great for keeping UPVC ( or PCV-U ) window frames in great shape, just once a year is all it needs.
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Old 16-07-18, 09:55 AM   #1405
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I really miss my arctic blue 182, had to sell it after 5 enjoyable years to get a van, very boring

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I had a black gold 182 a few years ago and sold it to get something sensible. Missed it ever since. Bought this RB a couple of weeks ago


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About once a month I treat my car and bike headlights with AutoGlym super resin polish. The surface of plastic degrades through UV and atmospheric pollution, if you can clean it off (gently) and leave a wax film behind (like suntan cream for the plastic) if seems to obviate the need to take an angle grinder to them later on. Once the OEM UV protection layer is removed they seem to degrade more quickly (like when you pressure was the patio slabs the moss and lichen comes back more quickly because you have destroyed the surface).

Funny how people will wax and polish their cars paintwork but ignore headlight plastic until it clouds over... (being lazy in the car cleaning area I had dealer applied paint protection and every time it rains it cleans the car, the only bit I have ever cleaned regularly is the headlights - and it seems to work). I did a family members car with Fenwicks caravan window cream and it removed the cloudiness very well with just a cotton cloth and the cream.

The AutoGlym super resin polish is also great for keeping UPVC ( or PCV-U ) window frames in great shape, just once a year is all it needs.
Good tips there. I'm going to try to keep on top of it and maintain the finish with regular light hand polishing.
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Old 16-07-18, 07:40 PM   #1406
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I had an iceberg ph1 172 before my 182 then before that a Naples Red 1.8 16v clio, loved all of them

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Nice. Yeah there's just something about them
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Old 19-07-18, 07:09 PM   #1408
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Oil and filter arrived today so changed them on the SV in preparation for our trip to Scotland on Sunday. Need the new tyres to arrive now so that I can change them too. The rear is squared off now and there's not enough tread left on it to complete the trip.
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Old 22-07-18, 07:20 PM   #1409
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Totally fixed my exhaust. (The standard lump of lead wont fit)

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Old 22-07-18, 07:32 PM   #1410
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Nice - needs one more zip-tie just to make sure it's properly mounted, I reckon
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