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Old 09-26-2016, 06:35 PM   #1
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2003 Alero headlight restore

Hey everyone. Was driving home late from work the other day and noticed I couldn't see 3 feet in front of the car. So today I picked up a meguiars severe duty headlight restoration kit.

I started by removing the headlights from my car and restoring them on my lap. Found that to be easier than doing them on the car. Plus I got huge hands so I was able to hold the light in one hand and sand with the other. Here are some pics and I have to say I am truly impressed with the results. They are not brand new perfect but pretty damn close.
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Here are the pictures. Had to edit so they would upload
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File Type: jpg Alero Head.jpg (90.2 KB, 45 views)
File Type: jpg Alero CLean.jpg (84.7 KB, 45 views)
File Type: jpg ALero PAss.jpg (77.0 KB, 45 views)
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Finished lenses look great
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They sure do Oldsnut and man do did it make a difference


I just went for a night drive. Holy crap what a difference. I can see lol. I can actually see the ditches now. Never could before. It's like going from a stock bulb to a silverstar. I'm tempted to see what a silverstar would do but not sure that I should because of the DRL feature out cars have. They'd burn out to fast.
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Nah my Alero isn't worth that much money. It's just a driver. Drive her til she blows then get a truck.
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It is a safety issue for any car. Better vision equals less chance of accident which equals less output of cash in the long run.
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That is true. I thought maybe about some silverstar bulbs but not sure how long they would past being the car has DRL.
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Disable the DRL.
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I don't understand how that happens to some cars.... bad plastic, heat, UV exposure or road abrasion?

I have a 2000 alero, the headlights are clear as the day I bought the car.

I thought those restore kits were chemical, not sand paper.

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