Would anyone here be interested in a (paid) service in which I would shave off and polish away the unsightly wax-collecting raised writing on the OEM taillights and corner markers that usually look like this?
No disrespect, but it's a 10 minute job that doesn't need the clusters removing. Unless you're willing to travel, I can't see why anyone would want their car off the road for 3-4 days for something so trivial an non-time consuming.
So guys what number grit sand paper you used?
I never done that because I was afraid that I'll make their suraface less shiny...
Did you do the whole surface - so that it would look even - or only the letters?
BTW I forgot to tell you than now al of you are illigal
I think I'll call the cops in the next miata meeting :mrgreen:
I'd consider paying you for it especially since I know it takes more effort than I'm willing to personally invest to get decent results. The "how to" on the other board says it's so easy and only takes 10-15 minutes per lense (liars!) but everytime I've tried projects like this I've been dissapointed in my craftsmanship. I'd rather be chasing tail than making them with my free time.
yeah, I think that most of us here are more of the DIY type.... I did a shave job on my Tails before I blacked them out... and I've done the same thing to my headlights to remove some of the pitting from years of use....
i read the garage section of miata.net, then did it myself. i went 400 grit over the letters, then 800,1000,2000 wet sanding the entire thing(one direction, never circles) then heavy(red) polish, finishing(white) polish, then carnuba wax. mirror finish, minimal light flare, nice and bright, easy to clean. it gets tough to see your sanding once you get to 1000/2000 grit, i did the 800 and the 2000 horizontally, and the 1000 in vertical strokes so i could see when i got rid of all the marks.
it did take a bit of time, and it would be worth paying someone if your time is worth more than mine, or if you can get money faster by doing something other than manual labor.
i wonder if anyone has tried novus 1-2-3 on them after the shave.