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    Bi Xenon Head lamp damaged by mother nature - KC the Detailien

    My buddy went off overseas for some years & upon return he found his pair of Xenon Head lamp


    as they have too many cars but very less of shaded place




    at my previous class, I taught about about restoring oxidized Head Lamp...due to car wash ...aggressive sanding by road side ..... due to wear & tear Car detailer: The complete car care / car detailing hands on clinic by Malaysia Car Detailing guru KC's

    2 factor contributing to such oxidations,
    firstly the roadside foam wash (harsh chemicals & sponge use during washes) often this sponge soaked & filled with dirt, grim and sand that is not wash away became - TA DA sand paper) try to send for just one wash on just detail black car and check out the finishing
    this is the 2 most thrased exterior part of the car (our halogen uses heat the filament to a greater degree create light during night use -Reflector optics) and sun during the day..and combine with the roadside sand paper wash..ta da.. it is just like scrapping off the UV resistance protector, worst still if it is Projector (polyellipsoidal) with a High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps

    BUT as for this pair.....it was hardly washed by others, hardly driven at night but still the damages
    so, he went to check out this pair of replacement Xenon - it cost more than RM8k = USD 2600


    look at the extreme close up pic (was shot by a PAS camera)


    evenly chalked up by mother nature threads





    completely washed out by Mother nature ( as we are in Tropical Rain forest - full with acid rains as well)

    see again


    extreme close up


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    I always like to take up impossible task, as if I fail....no one can blame me....but If i succeed ...It must be the Higher hands

    before pic



    after polished with PlastX Clear Plastic with rotary, both wool & foam pad at 1500 rpm


    close up




    ta da


    ....isnt that a money shot????? convincing enough

    another extreme make over

    close up shot



    see again


    close up


    how can I just walk away (closing a blind eye) - although it only took me less than 30 minutes to get each side done.......


    I CHOOSE NOT.... but FACING THE GIANT Facing the Giants - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    inspired and reminded by this movie......i took up the challenge

    for the next 4 hours.....


    taping the side of the paint & chrome parts.....ensuring it is protected when sanding take place - safety come first

    1. after taping non affected area (3-4 ply of taping)
    2. SANDING begin Lube with ONR (invest in a sanding backing plate - i trim in smaller for these curvy areas)
    2a. Begin with - 1500 grit
    2b. followed with - 2000 grit
    2c. Finish off with -2500 grit

    * use abundance of water - helps alot
    an evenly sanded pic
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    Restoration continues with polishing off
    Compounded double side wool Pad then Step down to 3" wool pad @ 1500 RPM rotary

    finishing off with polish - foam pad & 3" polishing pad @ 1200 rpm finishing at 600 rpm

    from here


    ta da


    it was COATed for protection

    tested with fire - xenon lighting



    I could have save my time & effort by walking away.....


    choose this day



    to face or not to face......that thin line make a huge difference....


    thanks for viewing again

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    Re: Bi Xenon Head lamp damaged by mother nature - KC the Detailien

    Fantastic work KC's, I love the passion you put into your work.
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    Re: Bi Xenon Head lamp damaged by mother nature - KC the Detailien

    Great work!!! Those lights look brand new!

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    Re: Bi Xenon Head lamp damaged by mother nature - KC the Detailien

    Nice work as always kc's. The second the last picture is the best

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    Re: Bi Xenon Head lamp damaged by mother nature - KC the Detailien

    Quote Originally Posted by LegacyGT View Post
    Fantastic work KC's, I love the passion you put into your work.
    Thank Bill
    for your kind words

    Quote Originally Posted by Flannigan View Post
    Great work!!! Those lights look brand new!
    Thanks Flanning for your kind words

    Quote Originally Posted by SkateForGirl View Post
    Nice work as always kc's. The second the last picture is the best
    Thanks SkateForGirl for your kind words
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    Wow. Fantastic work.

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    Re: Bi Xenon Head lamp damaged by mother nature - KC the Detailien

    AWESOME!!!!!

    Work and perserverence paid off for you!

    Awesome side by side comparo's!
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    Re: Bi Xenon Head lamp damaged by mother nature - KC the Detailien

    Fantastic work!
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    Re: Bi Xenon Head lamp damaged by mother nature - KC the Detailien

    Great work KC! What kind of car was that? The head lamps were really cool.
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    Re: Bi Xenon Head lamp damaged by mother nature - KC the Detailien

    Quote Originally Posted by shoeless89 View Post
    Fantastic work!
    Thanks Shoeless for your kind words

    Quote Originally Posted by jjkacz View Post
    Great work KC! What kind of car was that? The head lamps were really cool.
    Thanks JJKACZ for your kind words

    Quote Originally Posted by Nappers View Post
    AWESOME!!!!!

    Work and perserverence paid off for you!

    Awesome side by side comparo's!
    HI Nappers Thanks for your encouraging words

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard View Post
    Wow. Fantastic work.

    Sent from my GT-I9003 using Tapatalk
    Thanks Bernard for your kind words
    Live life to its fullness!

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