Recommended Posts

Don't know if this info is of any use  ................  Aldi, this week are having their limited edition stocks of the above kit for £5.99  :whistling:

Malc

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Interesting that it includes sealant. Something missing from the AG/Meguiars/whoever kits.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is this something for the external area of the lens, mine is sort of unclear, a bit yellowish, '99LS 400

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Greer said:

Is this something for the external area of the lens, mine is sort of unclear, a bit yellowish, '99LS 400

Yes, the yellowing is caused by oxidation of the outer layer of the plastic lens, so you basically sand the oxidation off and then seal with UV-resistant top coat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Herbie

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do we have to take the headlamps out of the houseing to use the sealant, why would we want sealant?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The kit is essentially this by the looks of it 

 

As Herbie points out, if you don't seal the lens after polishing it will just cloud again. 

No you don't have to remove the lamp.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ok thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The sealant will wear off again so generally once they start they will need doing again or the sealant topped up at least once a year.

Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Spray with normal clear-coat. Should last longer than a year.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

did anybody buy this product and try it out yet ?

Malc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Malc,

I called in to my local Aldi and bought one.  I will try when dry in the week and see how I get on.  Will report back.  Thanks for the info on them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If it's anything like the AG kit using the drill attachment it's totally terrifying. When the lenses are quite opaque you think "OMG. What have I done?" but as you use the fine paper they get better and better. Transformed my old V70.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, rich1068 said:

If it's anything like the AG kit using the drill attachment

It's not. It only has small pieces of sandpaper for use by hand so I don't think it'll do as good a job as the 3M or other kits meant for use with drills.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought mine on the proviso it would get through an MoT and the cloudy headlights were flagged up on there even when it passed.

I used the 3M headlight restoration kit on mine which I did a while ago and then ordered the 3M clear coat wipes which I finally got around to doing yesterday and they have really finished the job off nicely.

The headlight restoration kits are great for just sprucing older cars up a bit 

20190223_173612.jpg

20181020_125027.jpg

20190223_173634.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.