to make it easier for you
Im currently refinishing my spare set of headlights, as they were quite fugly, the coating on them was chipping off and it jus needed some TLC and love. SO...ill be adding to this writeup as time goes on, as this will take me awhile, untill i get the right result i want....
Wet Sand entire headlight with 1500 Grit Sandpaper untill you come to a result which you are satisified....my result was to take off all the coating on teh headlight...Wipe with alcohol once done
Wet Sand entire headlight with 2000 Grit sandpaper again, and wipe down with alcohol once finished
I would recommend trying to source out 2500 and 3000 grit sandpaper and repeating step 1 and 2. I could not find any in my area, so i went to a local paint shop and asked for some help with a compound for plastic to take out 2000grit swirls. Once you have your compound, apply it to your headlight with either an orange cutting pad or a cloth of some sort.
I opted to put a coat of meguiars plastx on after the compound, as the plastx has fillers in it i believe.
Buff that shit real good!!
Half way there