THE GEAR

Fast Car - - DIY DAY JOBS -

Job Time: You’ll have this nailed in well un­der an hour, easy.

Costs: Not much, just a few quid for mask­ing tape, wet & dry and pol­ish.

Even though we’re tak­ing the Build-Off MR2 and do­ing this the old skool way (us­ing stuff we hap­pen to have knock­ing about in the work­shop), there’s a load of spe­cial­ist prod­ucts on the mar­ket de­signed to do the job per­fectly. But no mat­ter what they’re called, or how they’re mar­keted, these sort of ‘headlight re­stor­ers’ are ba­si­cally all-in-one kits con­tain­ing a scaled down ver­sion of all the stuff we have here. We’ve tested a few out over the years, and they’ve all been very good for (mostly) do­ing a sin­gle set of lights.

What­ever route you choose, though, the prin­ci­ple is still the same. You’ll need a vary­ing se­lec­tion of abra­sives, work­ing their way down from rel­a­tively fine grades of wet & dry pa­per, to ex­tremely fine pol­ish. All will be re­vealed.

Spe­cial­ist Tools: None apart from a spray bot­tle. We’ve cov­ered the rest.

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