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Hey guys,

So I just got my M5 about 3 days ago, and i have noticed a lot of rock chips in the front of the car. It looks like my hood and bumper needs to get re-painted.

But I don't know what to do with the headlights. It seems like I don't have a lot of light on the road, and all I can think of is that the headlight have just as many rock chips as the car if not more.

So I looked up refinishing up headlights and I came across this 3M product, But I dont know if this will fix rock chips? I'm wondering if anyone has tried this before and what is their success story with this item?

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/...rmarket/Products/Featured_Products/Headlight/

Let me know thanks.

Harry
 

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I wouldn't recommend refinishing the headlights yourself, it's a fairly tedious process. I had a local wheel refinisher do mine when he did my wheels. I think I paid him $80 for the lights and they look good as new. Body shops are also familiar with the refinishing process, I'd have one of them do it.
 

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I wouldn't recommend refinishing the headlights yourself, it's a fairly tedious process. I had a local wheel refinisher do mine when he did my wheels. I think I paid him $80 for the lights and they look good as new. Body shops are also familiar with the refinishing process, I'd have one of them do it.
Agreed, But i wonder if the rock chips will be gone if i do this? I do need to find a good dealer that will do this for me and do a good job, as i need the fogs and head lights to be done.
 

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There are posts on here on how to rough sand them down, wet sand, polish, and wax to bring them back up to looking normal. I've simply used a random orbital buffer with various grades of Menzerna polish and improved mine about 70%. BTW when I opened my lights to fix the adjusters I used glass cleaner to clean the ellipsoid lenses and reflectors, etc with good improvement. A decade of particulates and condensation on these surfaces has left most everyone's lights a tad weaker. The 2003's however can't be opened without major surgery on the plastic (do a search here). Hope this helps.
 

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I had used the 3m product on my MY00, after ten years the light covers looked awful, and I was very impressed with the results. It took me around 2 hours to do. I did have to buy another kit because I ran out of one type of pad and they don't sell them individually. It was a very easy project as long as you have the right rpm drill. I tried using a cordless drill and it wasn't fast enough so I used a corded drill. Good luck.
 

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I used the 3M kit on my headlights and came up like new. As Chris_M5 says a cordless drill probably won't be fast enough. Just takes time and patients at each stage to get the best finish.
 

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Thanks a lot guys, I'm going to give it a try and see what i come up with
 
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