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Old 03-19-2010, 12:06 AM   #1
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Fastest/ Easiest way to Deflute plastic headlight lens?????????

sorry mods i know this is the wrong section, but maybe u detailing pros have more experience with this type of equipment.

i need to deflute my plastic headlight lens, those lines in ur lens, so i can make it into a clear lens if you dont know what defluting is.

tried sanding by hand with 100 grit sand paper but progress is real slow and very tiring. tired using dremel but the bits wear, and break very quickly.( i don't know if its cus its the shitty bits that it comes with)

any one know of any other things i can use to sand down the flutes? i can only think of electric sander, maybe a sander head that i can attach to cordless drill? but the thing is if its flexible to follow the contour of the lens. and is the grit adjustable? cuz i need to use finer and finer grits.

any suggestions? thanks!!!!

need help ASAP!!! hopefully my car will be back together by RS meet !!!!!!
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:19 AM   #2
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hmm would it help if u chiseled or somehow cut abit of it off first before u sanded it?
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:22 AM   #3
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cant really chisel cuz one slip of ur hand and it might make even deeper scratches in ur lens, which is unremovable unless u sand it down even more
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:26 AM   #4
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Sanding is basically the only way. Are you doing this for retrofits ?
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:13 PM   #5
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:00 PM   #6
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lol you're probably better off buying those shitty ebay headlights and taking the lenses off those and putting them on yours
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you sure?

u sure about that? Doesn't look like it to me!
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u sure about that? Doesn't look like it to me!
You went through the entire signup just to post one thread thats 1 Year overdue?...
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