Headlight Restoration: Rubbing Compound

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Using a rubbing compound will help you restore car headlights and enhance your driving visibility. Lear more about rubbing compounds and restoration from a professional mechanic in this free automotive video.

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O'kay in this clip I am going to show you how to use a rubbing compound which of course we have to shake it and I am going to go ahead and plug in my polisher. I am putting my pad on it. My pad is not brand new as you can see it has been used many times so I am just going to clean it. I am going to clean my pad like I said because it is not brand new. I am just going to clip it. The reason I like this pad is because I can control the RPM's. I like to keep it at about 2,500 or 2,000 to 2,500 not too rough like I said you may be able to burn out all the areas of the paints and stuff. I am going to use a compound. Put just a little on there you don't want to put too much because it may spread out and be a mess. I am using 2,000 since it is right there. And that helped it so much and you can see the results just by using a little bit of it. I am going to go ahead and do this edge. I do not recommend you using your hand, do not try to sand it down because it is really going to be hard and a lot of hand work so I definitely recommend you use a machine pad. Now you can see why I use the tape because it is stopping me from getting into the paint. If you see it is getting close you can always tape the edges more to cover it up. I am just going to put a little bit more to finish it up with this, the pad and the polisher.

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