How many pads do you use?

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How many pads do you use?

Post by stetsonxd » August 30th, 2013, 5:04 am

I am newer to HLR and wondering how many pads you guys are using for a pair of headlights? I know some may be harder than others, but average figures for a pair of headlights. Is it like one pad of each grit for each headlight or do you use the same pad on both headlights?

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Re: How many pads do you use?

Post by t4k » August 31st, 2013, 5:00 am

Same pad for both lights. Just keep your pads clean (dry sanding) or you will start to get pigtails.
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Re: How many pads do you use?

Post by stetsonxd » August 31st, 2013, 6:32 am

oh ok i was under the impression you use one pad of each grit for each headlight. thats good to know thanks

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Re: How many pads do you use?

Post by candyman » August 31st, 2013, 1:23 pm

If you are using DK's method; For most headlights you only need one pad for each size rquired for both headlights. If I start on the left with the 320, I will start the next size pad on the right with the 500. This method seems to work best for me. Alternating sanding ensures each lens is sanded and smooth. I wipe the lenes down between pads to reduce pigtails. I clean the lens prior to using the 1500 & 3000. You will see what Iam talking about after you have done several. You will always have a few HLR that you will need 2 or more of the 180 or 320 pads to get to the surface of the lens.
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Re: How many pads do you use?

Post by t4k » August 31st, 2013, 1:50 pm

candyman wrote: For most headlights you only need one pad for each size rquired for both headlights. If I start on the left with the 320, I will start the next size pad on the right with the 500.
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Re: How many pads do you use?

Post by stetsonxd » August 31st, 2013, 4:00 pm

Thanks for the replies guys, thats a lot of help.

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Re: How many pads do you use?

Post by Old Blue 66 » September 3rd, 2013, 6:55 am

candyman wrote:If you are using DK's method; For most headlights you only need one pad for each size rquired for both headlights. If I start on the left with the 320, I will start the next size pad on the right with the 500. This method seems to work best for me. Alternating sanding ensures each lens is sanded and smooth. I wipe the lenes down between pads to reduce pigtails. I clean the lens prior to using the 1500 & 3000. You will see what Iam talking about after you have done several. You will always have a few HLR that you will need 2 or more of the 180 or 320 pads to get to the surface of the lens.
Excellent. We do the same thing. Thats never been mentioned here as far as I can remember
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