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Old 10-31-2018, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by projektvertx View Post
Let us know how that sealant holds up
don't you worry, I used Opti-lens as a sealant.

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Looks good! how did you do it? what kit did you use? my headlights need to be restored.
wet sand with 2000 grid then moving up to 2500 grid and finish with 3000 grid. I then buff the headlight with M105 (you can touch up with a 205 if needed) and do the final touch up before applying Opti lens coating. Sorry those headlight restore kit will never get my money.

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Originally Posted by truonghthe View Post
don't you worry, I used Opti-lens as a sealant.



wet sand with 2000 grid then moving up to 2500 grid and finish with 3000 grid. I then buff the headlight with M105 and do the final touch up before applying Opti lens coating.
Does Opti-Lens have a time rating like their other products?

I washed my RL today
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Originally Posted by projektvertx View Post
Does Opti-Lens have a time rating like their other products?

I washed my RL today
I don't see a rating time like their coating, however I used opti-gloss on the headlight before and it lasted about 2 years under Texas sun before showing any sign of fade.

I know people told me "why you don't clear coat the headlight" I had my fare share with the clear coat except when they start to peel off and its a PITA trying to remove that clear coat. I would rather deal with this every 3 years or so.

I did my TL earlier this year.






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Originally Posted by truonghthe View Post
don't you worry, I used Opti-lens as a sealant.



wet sand with 2000 grid then moving up to 2500 grid and finish with 3000 grid. I then buff the headlight with M105 (you can touch up with a 205 if needed) and do the final touch up before applying Opti lens coating. Sorry those headlight restore kit will never get my money.
Thanks, Truong. Did you do this by hand or with a drill?
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^^^^ DA polisher from Meguiars G110V2 that I bought several years back.
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Originally Posted by truonghthe View Post
I don't see a rating time like their coating, however I used opti-gloss on the headlight before and it lasted about 2 years under Texas sun before showing any sign of fade.

I know people told me "why you don't clear coat the headlight" I had my fare share with the clear coat except when they start to peel off and its a PITA trying to remove that clear coat. I would rather deal with this every 3 years or so.

I did my TL earlier this year.





Clear coating them is such a pain in the behind. Thatís why I like products like opti lens Good to know itís about 2 years in extreme conditions.
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going to buy myself some opti!
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I did following on 2008 RL:
spark plug change- fairly easy. One of spark plug was finger loose..hmmm.. I tightened it to service manual recommended torque setting with anit-seize applied instead of over tightening it.
serpentine belt tensioner replaced - this was bit of challenge. According to manual you have to take off splash guard but I didnt have to do this. I took off the belt and was able to take out the tensioner through top of the engine bay. Only thing was that I couldnt do was to torque main bolt to 33ft-lb. It was too tight even with low profile socket. I just hand tightened it. Whining noise was gone!
wiper blade replaced - fairly easy - just have to not lose screws and pay attention to how things are assembled.
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Unburied

Dug her out and went for a neighborhood drift.

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Shoveling: an hour, all told. Drifting: 15 minutes. 😁
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New battery (this one under warranty). Oil change. Cancelled XM.

Had to reprogram remote and rear windows myself, though.

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On my 2008 RL, Alternator went bad last night, stranding me. If you see "Check your charging system" warning, DO NOT keep on driving it. I was on my way to Adv Auto when car died on me.
Replaced battery and Alternator today with DENSO 2100580 re-manufactured part. Paid mechanic $100 so for $300 got it done. I wanted to attempt it but it was 30s so.....nahhh...
Within month... series of things went wrong... tensioner pulley, alternator... whats next...?
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Does anyone know how the fix the electric outlet flap beside the shifter? Mine is stuck and wont close.... Thanks!
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