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Thread: Can I back out coupe headlight assy for polishing?

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    Can I back out coupe headlight assy for polishing?

    I want to polish my 2006 coupe headlights, but don't want to affect the surrounding components. It isn't easy to slide the headlight assemblies forward an inch or two, amirite??
    2006 6MT Coupe, Alpine White Premium, Cold Weather and Xenon packages
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    Check this youtube video. The guy uses 3M masking tape, just make sure to use plenty (3 or more layers). BTW, the silver e90 used to be my car.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ02drp4BhE
    2005 IR / black / 6MT
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    Gotcha- thank you! And anyone who says "whether it's cordless or battery-powered, it really doesn't matter" gets my vote!

    Thanks.

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    What was that filmy stuff on the headlights? Had you applied some kind of protectant varnish?
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    MFactory 3.38 LSD 27mm M3 bar ECS strut brace Koni FSD's


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    I didn't apply anything on those headlights. It was oxidation due to the elements.
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    Wow!

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    On the hunt for that 3M headlight restoration kit...after 9 years in my possession,....I haven't done a thing to them and it shows.
    CDV delete, KONI STR-T & KYB Excel-G, Weisslichts, Stewart H2O pump....
    http://s900.photobucket.com/user/othibau/media/Junesig.jpg.html][IMG]http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac208/othibau/Junesig.jpg

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    Do you mean they don’t look like your signature pic no more ?
    2005 IR / black / 6MT
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredo View Post
    Do you mean they don’t look like your signature pic no more ?
    Huhhh?, no!
    CDV delete, KONI STR-T & KYB Excel-G, Weisslichts, Stewart H2O pump....
    http://s900.photobucket.com/user/othibau/media/Junesig.jpg.html][IMG]http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac208/othibau/Junesig.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oli77 View Post
    On the hunt for that 3M headlight restoration kit...after 9 years in my possession,....I haven't done a thing to them and it shows.
    If you're referring to the E46, you don't need to restore them. Yours are replaceable; just buy new ones.
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