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Posted: 12/26/2005 10:10:42 AM EDT
I beleive that my cars headlight lens is made of lexan or some other plastic. I need to sand the pattern down in it for a project. So far I have been using 36 grit silicon carbide and it is working but it is taking a whole on my hands.


If there any other way to sand down the plastic that will be easier on my hands?
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 10:25:45 AM EDT
Belt sander ? What do you mean ..."sand the pattern down in it " ? Remove the ridges that help focus the light ? Or "buff" out scratches ?
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 10:36:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 10:37:13 AM EDT by Not_so_Clever]
You are trying to sand down the fresnel lens on an auto headlight?
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 3:18:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Not_so_Clever:
You are trying to sand down the fresnel lens on an auto headlight?



This does not involve resurfacing it with colored plastic does it? BTW: Where in Iraq are you allowed to have a car?
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 3:20:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 3:23:44 PM EDT
BMW has a reconditioner fluid and pads to do this exact job.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:29:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
BMW has a reconditioner fluid and pads to do this exact job.



How does that work? Any links?


Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
mouse detail sander



Which one?


I am sanding down the fluting on the lense. I am installing HID lamps and they need clear lenses, not fluted ones like I have now.

I am doing this now because I have plenty of free time over here in iraq. I am not allowed to have a POV over here but for a while our S-3 Maj had one till our BC found out.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:18:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:12:43 PM EDT
BTT
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 12:57:01 AM EDT
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