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How To Restore Headlights - EricTheCarGuy

I've probably been asked about doing this video more than any other. The Subaru makes a prime candidate to test this out. I did make some mistakes when it came to using the buffer so try and learn from those by not using the terry cloth attachment and also making sure you don't stay in one place too long, otherwise stick to the directions and do stuff by hand, do it fast enough and it will be good cardio. You can find the Quixx kit that I used at Walmart, Pep Boys, and Autozone in addition to your local auto parts supplier. Also here at this link. http://www.amazon.com/Quixx-00084-us-Headlight-Restoration-Sealer/dp/B0072AWXZ6/ref=sr_1_3/190-2740804-0040133?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1386608302&sr=1-3 Visit Quixx: http://www.quixx-usa.com/ The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Mighty Car Mods Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy_WF5Iei_I&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLD7B310EFF13BDC1C Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Information on Premium Membership: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay Dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.


 


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Regular Oil vs Synthetic Oil -EricTheCarGuy
Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ Lately I've been seeing a lot of posts over at the forum talking about switching to synthetic oil with less than ideal results. Instead of typing out the same answer over and over I thought I would make this short video to help explain my experiences with synthetic oil. I'm not saying synthetic oil is bad, in fact it has it's place but my opinion is that place is not in your 15 year old Toyota or Chevy. The reasons as explained in the video are that synthetic has different flow characteristics and can actually cause your engine to leak oil and run noisy. It's perfectly OK to run conventional oil of the correct viscosity and change it on a regular basis. You don't need to spend the extra money on synthetic oil if your owners manual does not call for it. I look forward to your comments on this. How Oil Pressure Works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f2fcbTh5yw Discussion about this video: Stay dirty ETCG





How To Recharge an AC System - EricTheCarGuy
Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ Finding leaks video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95RdGLFIbL8 Basics of AC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w17DpGCcRj8 AC Performance Test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU_A4wNuHXI AC pressures: http://www.aircondition.com/tech/questions/82/ AC pressures 2: http://www.idqusa.com/faqs.php?faq=74&faq_id=74&category_id=18 As I said in the video you need to be responsible when dealing with refrigerant, also in some locations it's not legal for you to perform your own AC work so keep that in mind and observe your local laws. --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





Learn How A Clutch Works In Less Than 5 Minutes - EricTheCarGuy
Learn How A Clutch Works In Less Than 5 Minutes - EricTheCarGuy http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ This one is actually part of a series on clutches so be sure to check out the Integra full length clutch video as well as Adjust A Cable Operated Clutch. --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





How To Replace a Front Wheel Drive Axle - EricTheCarGuy
If you start to notice your FWD vehicle clicking when you make a tight turn, you might have an issue with the outer CV joint. If you make a right turn, it's usually the left side that's bad and vice versa. Most axles are easy to replace and the one depicted in this video is fairly typical of what you run into. The main differences come in with how the lower ball joint is attached. I think this part will give you the most trouble. I often get asked about what to torque the axle nut to. To be hones, I don't know. I've only ever run them down with my impact. I've never had an issue doing it that way and I don't think you would either. Just be sure to stake the nut or install the cotter pin and retaining clip if it has one. If you'd like more information on how to deal with suspension noises, check out this article I wrote on the topic. http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/diagnosing-noises-in-your-car Video on CV boot replacement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S-ofMoWsr0 The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Information on Premium Membership: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay Dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





Headlight Lens Restore using Toothpaste!
CGHQ Website: http://www.classicgamershq.com Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?src_vid=cTUDMqGVZTQ&add_user=big 2000dave&annotation_id=annotation_456191&feature=iv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Classic-Gamers-HQ/206873449382847 Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/classicgamershq Headlight lens restoration using regular toothpaste is real. It doesn't take much effort, but the type or brand of toothpaste does make a difference. Watch to see the results i came up with.





How To Clean Civic Type R Headlights with Toothpaste
We show you how to clean the misty haze layer that can appear on your plastic headlight lenses over time making them look dull and transform them into new shiny headlights! All you need is toothpaste and a cloth! Click here and SUBSCRIBE for more videos like this! http://www.youtube.com/techtuners LIKE our CTR EP3 Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/civictyperep3 LIKE our TechTuners Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/techtuners Civic Type R Oil Change Tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvoPudtxNTc Remove & Paint Civic Type R Rocker Cover http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w3vj8CT3BM How To Replace Civic Side Lights (Facelift EP EP3 2004 - 2005) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEMZPcfLg9I Heko Wind Deflector Civic Type R EP3 - Fitting Tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E-w1lTvmrg Watch our VTEC Compilation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ccYrpuiZg8 Red JDM Civic Type R Floor Mats http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxoLcHhkC1w





How to repair a headlight with moisture/water in it!
This is how I fixed a leak in a headlight. Just remove the light and put a bead of silicone around the seem between the lens and rear housing. Remember to remove the moisture, water, condensation before you seal it. It seems most people think water gets into a headlight from rainfall and water dripping into the light some how... but I don't think this is the case. I believe when you turn your headlight on the temperature inside the light rises drastically and once you turn them of,f a suction is created and if the outside moisture is high then the moisture gets drawn into the light and later condensates. I might be wrong..... What are your thoughts? Get the Air Pencil for moisture removal on amazon here....http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LFUPV6M For step by step repair instructions Visit http://www.how-to-detail.com/common-problems-and-solutions/ Also for permanent headlight restoration repair products visit http://www.amazon.com/Pro-method-Headlight-Restoration-Recoating-Permanent/ dp/B00LSYLFT2/ref=sr_1_187?ie=UTF8&qid=1406046873&sr=8-187&keywords=headlig ht+restoration





How To Clean and Polish Your Plastic Headlights
Here is a how to video or how to use the NEW 2009 Headlight kit to clean and polish your headlighs! Enjoy! Customer Raves: Headlight Restoration Kit - G1900 "I recently purchased the Headlight Restoration Kit, and all I can say is WOW. I own a 1998 Mustang GT. It's my daily driver. Here in Wisconsin, cars take a beating. The headlights were in really bad shape. I tried another product that I found in a hardware store and it didn't do much. I was contemplating buying new headlight kits. I saw your ad in Autoweek, and watched the demo on your website. I thought I'd give it a try. I am very pleased with the result. The money I spent and the half hour of my time was worth it. I'll be looking for some of your other products to help bring back the exterior finish. If you have suggestions, I'm listening." J.K. -- Sheboygan, WI "I used your Headlight Restoration Kit and it worked really well. I had a lot of build-up on my headlights and I am definitely impressed with how well it worked. I had tried other products that hadn't worked and am definitely impressed with yours. Thank you!" B.K. -- Silvan Beach, NY Learn more with our mobile app at: http://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/meguiars-asia-news-events/id519991510?mt=8





DIY: Headlight Restoration using Clear Coat
Video tutorial on how to refinished hazy/foggy plastic headlights by applying clear coat. This is intended to be a long term method compared to the other two methods which I have done in the past that was the wet sanding/polishing method and the method using strictly toothpaste. The headlights do not need to be removed from the vehicle or disassembled as I have shown the in the vehicle. Removing the headlights from the vehicle does help to eliminate the chance of any over spray from the clear coat or adhesion promoter landing on the paint which would need to be cleaned afterwards. This particular video was done on a 1997 BMW 540i E39 body style. Wet sanding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBENX1uvZak BMW E39 headlight removal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D60DftLpFwc BMW E39 headlight lens removal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMsHtTFpW_U Headlight polishing with toothpaste: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD0EcKrfA7M Headlight polishing by wet sanding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo6KnlZnFAw Tools/Supplies Needed: -800 grit wet/dry sandpaper (if your headlights are severe) -1000 grit wet/dry sandpaper -bucket of soapy water -isopropyl/rubbing alcohol -clean lint free cloth -tape -paper -adhesion promoter -lacquer/clear coat Procedure: -if you decided to remove your headlights, start with that step first (headlight removal varies between makes/models of vehicles) -wash the headlights thoroughly to ensure no contaminants will get into the wet sanding process -tape off around the perimeter of the headlight lens or vehicles paint to protect it (optional) -ensure the lens is always well lubricated during the wet sanding process using the soap water -if your headlights are severely hazy/foggy, wet sand starting with 800 grit and finish with 1000 grit -if headlights are mildly hazy/foggy, start and finish wet sanding with 1000 grit sand paper -once satisfied, wash the headlight again to ensure there are no contaminants which would affect the lacquer/clear coat -once headlight is dry, wipe it down with isopropyl/rubbing alcohol -tape off the areas you do not want any lacquer/clear coat on -wipe headlight lens down again with isopropyl/rubbing alcohol, do not touch the lens with your hands (oil from your skin can cause imperfections when apply the lacquer/clear coat) -use the adhesion promoter to ensure there will be maximum adhesion when applying the lacquer/clear coat -once adhesion promoter has setup, then go ahead and apply the lacquer/clear coat -lacquer/clear coat can be applied in 2 coats if you are not planning on wet sanding afterwards -if you are planning on wet sanding to a polish afterwards, apply 3 coats to ensure there is enough material for the next process -wet sanding tutorial located here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBENX1uvZak -be sure to remove any paper or tape after about an hour of setup time -let the headlight fully harden in the sun for at least 24 hours before the wet sanding and polishing stage Thank you to all those who watch my videos and support my content. Don't forget to subscribe to my channel for future tutorial videos and like my video if you found it helpful. New videos are always being uploaded every week! Please LIKE my Facebook page @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/4Diyers/106898752724865 or FOLLOW me on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/4DIYers © 4DIYers 2013 All Rights Reserved No part of this video or any of its contents may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of the author.





Headlight restoration made simple and cost only pennies
http://ultralusterinternational.com UltraLuster Metal Luster not only cleans, restores and give lasting shine to all metals but is a jewel in restoring hazed over acrylic headlights with minimum effort at the cost of pennies. Metal Luster cleans and protects your headlights from even the most environmentally harsh conditions that cause your headlights to haze over and deteriorate your visibility by 80% or more.





How To Polish Hazy Plastic Car Headlights Cheap
Are your plastic car headlights hazy and opaque? Here's how to polish plastic car headlights the cheap way and remove the haze to make your headlights transparent again. Use a little bit of toothpaste and some car wax and 10 minutes of scrubbing, and your headlights will look new again. Polishing the headlights also makes your car much safer at night. You can see what's in front of you, and people can see you coming. This is cheap and easy. I hope you like it. Toothpaste is a good gentle abrasive plastic polish. Fix your cloudy headlights today with things you already have in the house. Headlight restoration is easy when toothpaste is your headlight cleaner. Restoring hazy plastic car headlights with toothpaste is cheaper than using Fast Brite, and it works great. Polish your hazy cloudy plastic car headlights with toothpaste to make your car safer and your headlights brighter.





BMW 325i Ugly Hazy Headlight Restoration by Headlight Restoration Service Florida
http://www.FixMyHeadlights.com This BMW 325i headlights restoration took a doing. These headlights had passed the yellow stage gone through the hazy cloudy stage of oxidation. They were among the worst headlights that we have ever restore. Never the less we were able to give these headlights a new look after our headlight restoration service. Fixmyheadlights.com have been restoring headlights in south Florida in the Miami Dade, Broward county area for the past 3 years. The headlights in this video were restored in Lauderhill Florida close to Coral Springs Tamarac and Sunrise. Mr Parks was very happy and pleased with our headlight restoration service. His headlights in a like new look condition dramatically improved the appearance of his car and also increased his SAFETY as well.





How To Pull Honda Codes Without a Scanner -EricTheCarGuy
Link to code explanations: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/hondaacura-obd-i-codes-1992-1995 Honda ABS Codes 1994-1997: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/honda-abs-codes-1994-to-1997 Honda ABS Codes 1998 and up: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/honda-abs-codes-1998-to-now Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ Discussion about this Video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/component/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Fo rum/34741-Pulling-Honda-Codes-Without-a-Scanner?Itemid=0#34741 I feel like I should have made this video a while ago but the opportunity never came up. Since I had this RL in my shop that had a check engine light AND an ABS light I thought it was a perfect opportunity to put this video together. I get asked all the time about my 'special tool' and it's really nothing more than a Honda 2 pin connector with the input wires soldered together. These connectors might be harder to find than you think but if you run across a junk honda and one of these is on the harness grab it. Even if you don't have the tool a paper clip or piece of wire will do the exact same thing so don't sweat it if you don't have the tool because shorting the connector is all you need to do. I hope you find this video helpful. Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





How To Winterize Your Vehicle -EricTheCarGuy
Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ Discussion about this video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/component/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Fo rum/40872-How-To-Winterize-Your-Vehicle?Itemid=0#40872 This video has been a long standing request and I'm glad I was able to fill it here. So if you're about to go into the winter season perhaps this video will help you with ideas on what you should do to your vehicle before the snow flies. I took a slightly different approach with this one in that I reached out to my viewers and asked them about what THEY do when they winterize their vehicles and incorporated many of their suggestions into this video. Even so, I'm sure there will be other good suggestions and I would urge you to either post them in the comments below or even better post them to the forum link above. Either way your comments and suggestions are welcome. Enjoy the video. Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





Headlight Restoration - Wetsanding and Polishing HD
Demo on how to restore damaged, yellowed headlights by wetsanding and polishing. For more info on auto detailing go to http://paintcarendetailing.com





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