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Best thing to sand / polish the headlights

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I’ve bought a pair of the Aliath PPF films for my headlights from eBay.

My lights have no lacquer on them as the previous owner sanded it all off.   So I want to get them protected ASAP.

However there are some fine swirl marks on them.   What’s the best way to remove these before I apply the films?  I do have a DA polisher.   I’ve recently bought loads of very fine grit wet and dry sanding sheets (up to 2400 grit) so could do them by hand.

Alternatively I could lacquer them….

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When I did mine I finished off with 3000 grit followed by Meguair's M105 Mirror Glaze Compound using a DA polisher then applied the PPF film. 4 years on, the film is just starting to lift slightly in a few spots around the edges but other than that they look good.


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