Old school. Torture? For some. I'd consider it a labor of love.Did you use an electric anything in this process like a drill with a sanding pad or something? Doing it by hand sounds like torture. I got some Meguiars headlight restoration stuff and it works fantastic. Also, once the headlight plastic starts to age, you gotta do this every year or so.
Thanks for the product recommendation - Have you used this?SEM makes a uv inhibitor clearcoat for headlights -- Solaray or something. When you clearcoat you don't have to be as perfect with the sanding/buffing. Just wet sand to 1000 grit or so and the clearcoat gives the final perfect finish.
After it has dried, you may see the texture blurred lines. These are caused by folds in the surface when in the boot or by the help bars themselves when up. Incredible data folks! There is a receipt for Supaguard dated 2007.The real answer, if you can afford it (I can't), are e-codes.