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by HW Miles
February 5th, 2016, 12:59 pm
Forum: Headlight Restoration
Topic: Before & After Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 2313

Before & After Photos

What works best for before/after photos? Do you use your smart phone or a dedicated camera? Any angle or lighting tips?
by HW Miles
January 21st, 2016, 1:45 pm
Forum: Headlight Restoration
Topic: Marketing Strategies for Startup
Replies: 13
Views: 5030

Re: Marketing Strategies for Startup

Here is a quote from an article I ran across today on car design. It seems like a powerful argument to make to a used car dealer that doesn't restore his headlights. “We’ve done studies that specifically look at how people are anthropomorphically connected to car designs,” Sam Livingstone, automotiv...
by HW Miles
January 15th, 2016, 9:07 am
Forum: Headlight Restoration
Topic: Toyota headlights
Replies: 6
Views: 1528

Re: Toyota headlights

Ive restored about 3 sets now and they all seem to have imperfections that look like ghost like whitish wisps all the way through the headlight in a couple places. You can only see this in certain light,like sunlight. I am as much a newbie as you are, but I have noticed the same imperfections and i...
by HW Miles
January 4th, 2016, 9:57 am
Forum: Headlight Restoration
Topic: headlamp coating
Replies: 8
Views: 3073

Re: headlamp coating

Happy New Year Brent, I appreciate the effort, but I didn't mean to give you a homework assignment. In another thread you posted: We used an accelerated weather machine to test Infinity 4.1 side by side with Coat2Protect and several other leading headlight coatings. The Infinity 4.1 lasted several t...
by HW Miles
December 30th, 2015, 11:35 am
Forum: Headlight Restoration
Topic: headlamp coating
Replies: 8
Views: 3073

Re: headlamp coating

FYI, When Infinity 4.1 was developed we ran a series of accelerated weather tests comparing it to other popular products on the market and after making a couple of formulation changes in the early stages of testing it outperformed everything we tested it against. We even tested it against some off ...
by HW Miles
December 28th, 2015, 3:08 pm
Forum: Headlight Restoration
Topic: Marketing Strategies for Startup
Replies: 13
Views: 5030

Re: Marketing Strategies for Startup

Before I open for business, I intend to go to ask salvage yards if they will allow me to bring my mobile setup onto their yard so I can practice headlights. It seems like a good deal for the salvage yard since they get worthless lights converted to new looking lights for free. Has anyone tried this?...
by HW Miles
December 22nd, 2015, 2:07 pm
Forum: Headlight Restoration
Topic: Headlight fogged at 41 degrees
Replies: 15
Views: 3752

Re: Headlight fogged at 41 degrees

I have a pop up canopy similar to this that I can set up by myself in just a couple of minutes. It's not a perfect solution In a tight parking lot or if you don't have keys to the car, but in Oregon you can't always wait for for a sunny day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqnpWwf_aPA With the prope...
by HW Miles
December 14th, 2015, 4:22 pm
Forum: Headlight Restoration
Topic: Marketing Strategies for Startup
Replies: 13
Views: 5030

Re: Marketing Strategies for Startup

Thanks for the insight Old Blue 66, I have not yet decided to enter this business but, if I do I will tackle the items on your critical list first. I saw your lifetime warranty on you website and I really like that idea. No claims after 4 years? That speaks well of the warranty and of Infinity 4.1. ...
by HW Miles
December 10th, 2015, 2:54 pm
Forum: Headlight Restoration
Topic: Marketing Strategies for Startup
Replies: 13
Views: 5030

Re: Marketing Strategies for Startup

Thanks Brent, That is very encouraging. Before I open for business, I intend to refine my skills at salvage yards until I am very confident in the quality of my work. I just figure that If I am a dealer or fleet manager, I would want to know that my suppliers have been in business for a while, but I...
by HW Miles
December 8th, 2015, 3:06 pm
Forum: Headlight Restoration
Topic: Marketing Strategies for Startup
Replies: 13
Views: 5030

Re: Marketing Strategies for Startup

Brent, I agree with you. There is a clear need, but little demand in retail. Is it reasonable to get dealer work for a new startup? What is the best way to gain experience and get established?