You can restore scratched or clouded plastic headlight lenses using a five step process:
Mask the sheet metal areas adjacent to the lenses
Using 236 grit sand paper, sand the entire lens to remove scratches and discoloration
Using 800 grit sandpaper, sand to the entire lens to uniform translucency
Use an ultra-fine wet sand pad to remove all visible scratches from step 3
Use polishing compound as final step to bring lenses back to crystal clear 14 Comments
Installing Headlight Protective Film
If you take your car to the track then you may be interested in protecting your headlights from the grit, rubber marbles, and misc bits which can be thrown up by the cars in front of you. No doubt you have seen cars with blue painter's tape on the headlights. I personally went this route for a while before deciding to put clear protective film on the headlights. This saves time at the track and makes for better pictures of your car! (I also think if you... 17 Comments
Removing the Headlight Switch
1. With the headlight switch in the full off position, press the control knob in
2. While holding pressure inward, rotate the control knob clockwise 5 degrees until it stops. 9 Comments
Three years ago at my very first DE, my instructor said he knew I would come back, and I should make improving the safety equipment a priority. Since then, I have gained plenty of seat time, but have been guilty of putting off the safety upgrade. Last November at VIR, I got a cramp in my left leg for bracing against the dead pedal through turn 1. I bought a CG Clamp on site. It helped a lot, but does not appear to be practical for street use. That's when I decided I need 6-point harness,... 5 Comments
It seems one of the more common failures we see in our Cayman cars are the horns. I know I've had one horn failure in my 2007 and recently Retired Teach had his third horn failure in his 2008. Changing the horns is a relatively easy job, but it does require the removal of the front bumper cover, which makes it a lot less easy and means that you can count on a pretty expensive repair bill if you take your car to the dealership.
Gonzo and I offered to help Retired Teach swap out his horns,... 2 Comments
This article describes the installation of a set of Hella B133 horns into my 2007 Cayman. My car is on its third set of stock horns so I wanted try something better(?) now that the warranty has expired. This horn installation requires the bumper cover to be removed. I synced this project up with my CSF radiator install.
The Hella kit comes with two horns and a horn relay. I used the relay not knowing the capacity of the Porsche horn relay. These new horns draw 11 Amps....
Here is the... 1 Comments
I've used several different systems as I like to tinker (this post is mostly a copy/paste from another post I made on another forum, with the exception of this intro) - I have no affiliation with any of these vendors - these are just my experiences with some links added for convenience.
If you already have a really good camera (GoPro) and you want to provide data, and also use the data for driving improvement, I am liking my current combo of AIM Solo DL + camera, and I use the free Dashware... 2 Comments