Gorgeous day today, low 70s blue skies and I could tell the humidity was low because this morning when it was 63° I was outside in a T-shirt.
I spent some time this morning re-polishing the headlight lenses on the truck. I spent some time polishing them when I was in Texas a while back but I didn't do a very good job. I polished them just enough so I could see at night and not enough to make them like new again. But this time I wanted to take off all of the yellowed factory clear-coat on the lenses that protect them from sun damage, and get down to the plastic itself so I could polish out the scratches.
It's not difficult to do its just time-consuming starting with 600 grit wet or dry sandpaper, keeping the lens sprayed with a mixture of dish-washing soap and water, going to 1,000, 1,500, and then 2,000 grit. You should go to 3,000 grit after that but I didn't have any with me and I knew if I went to town to get some, just like a squirrel, I would become distracted, lose all interest in the headlight polishing job and more than likely it would never get done. So I stopped sanding at 2,000 grit, put a polishing disc on my cordless drill, and using a very fine polishing compound buffed the lens out till it was clear. Despite rumors to the contrary I'm actually smart enough not to clean my camera lens that way.
One lens took me about a 1/2 hour to complete which I managed to do with only one coffee break, I wanted to start on the second lens but union rules limit me to one lens per day, so I had to put off doing the remaining lens until tomorrow.
I have a poor history of putting off projects till tomorrow, it almost never works well for me because by the next day I either don't remember it, don't want to remember it, or have something better to do like sit in my easy chair and watch YouTube videos all day. And it's pretty hard for any of my DIY projects to compete with me relaxing holding a cup of coffee while watching 40-year-old reruns of "Paladin" or old British shows like, "Are You Being Served" or "Fawlty Towers". All of which may explain the cobwebs on my toolbox and my easy chair wearing out and having to be replaced every three years.