In 85' I finally replaced the broken, cracked and aged lenses. Bought brand new hella's for the front and rear. Been working on the front sheet metal and every time I looked at the front lenses I'd get bumbed out. They looked so good new. I had built a polishing machine and have been doing metal for years. But never did plastic, I was afraid the high speed of the machine would melt the plastic. But I had to try.
I was surprised. Takes a light touch. The metals I polish will remove skin they get so hot.
Those came out nice, but I say you were lucky.
For others out there - use Mother's Plastic Polish by hand - much safer done by hand, & same results without risking expensive Hella lenses.
In 2013-14 I did all sorts of plastics surfaces on our `88 Westy to resto the interior & any lenses not available new/NOS to take off 28 years of family camping, & everything came out fresh as new.
BTW - Porsche Classic is still selling these USA Front TS Lenses new (again).
Lucky, sounds about right. But I need a light tough for gold and silver also. So maybe a little skill and a lot of luck. You also need the right compound or you'd be screwed, first touch. I'd have to agree, by hand is safer
Wow those turned out nice!
It's just a fabric wheel. Make sure the compound is for plastic.
Great job I'm going to try it on mine.
I had good luck using a 3m headlight polishing wheel on a drill with a liberal amount of Liquid Ice polish on my fire damaged lenses ... they turned out great, including the gauges. crystal clear
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