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> Wonder if I can polish these Lenses, Yes I can!
Shivers
post Apr 7 2021, 01:48 PM
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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. Attached Image

I was surprised. Takes a light touch. The metals I polish will remove skin they get so hot.
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post Apr 7 2021, 02:00 PM
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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).

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post Apr 7 2021, 02:26 PM
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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
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post Apr 7 2021, 03:50 PM
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Wow those turned out nice!
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post Apr 7 2021, 04:30 PM
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It's just a fabric wheel. Make sure the compound is for plastic.Attached Image Attached Image
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post Apr 7 2021, 07:28 PM
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Great job I'm going to try it on mine.
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