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Old 02-09-2005, 06:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just picked up this 318is, so go easy on me, it needs a little TLC. Had some of this Novus plastic polish laying around, thought i would hit my tired headlights with it. 3-part system. Very pleased with the results!

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Pics hardly do them justice! AND YES, THE LIGHT IN THE BEFORE PCITURE IS PERFECTLY CLEAN! THOSE ARE IMPERFECTIONS, NOT DIRT.

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how do they work at night? could you see a difference?
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Old 02-09-2005, 06:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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how do they work at night? could you see a difference?
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Just did them 30 min ago so i'll have to get back to you on that...but they were definitely dim when I drove it home after purchasing it. Looking at them now, i would expect a considerable improvement. The polishing system took out most of the scratches which i am sure were diffusing the beam.

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Old 02-10-2005, 01:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Mine are starting to get foggy, but I am using that as a sorry excuse to save up for ellipsoid headlights. You are ruining my excuse by making sense.
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Hmnm...why didnt you show before and after pics of the same headlight...y a right and left one..?HMMMMMMMMMMM
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Old 02-10-2005, 12:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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this belongs in FAQ
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Old 02-10-2005, 01:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hmnm...why didnt you show before and after pics of the same headlight...y a right and left one..?HMMMMMMMMMMM
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uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum, because i did the right one and figured that someone on this forum might like to see the difference. figured i would just shoot a pic of the left one instead of scratching up the right one again and starting over. next time i try something that i am not sure will work, i will take a picture anyways before i start to avoid confusing people like you.

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so beeman? did you get to see a difference in the light?
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impressive! good find...
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bump, i wanna know how well they worked out! i dont wanna do it if the light's not better
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i used cleaner wax, and that did the trick
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bump, i wanna know how well they worked out! i dont wanna do it if the light's not better
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I'd like to know how long it will last. I clean mine up with Armor-All cleaning wipes followed by Armor-all protective wipes. It clears them up, but only for 2 or 3 weeks. If this would last longer, I would try it.
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did you notice a difference in light output?
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i guess... it got rid of the foggyness. it probablly helped a little, i just used it to make the lenses look better. I use the silverstar bulbs, and they put out a tremendous amount of light.
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You can just use aluminum polish and it works just as good.
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