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|06-21-2016 02:14 PM|
Vinyl is the answer
5 years and I havent touched them since, my lights have been in the oven four times too.
|06-20-2016 06:18 PM|
How to keep the headlights clear?
Okay, waking up a very old thread. 2004 SVTF with HIDs. I have cleaned the headlight covers twice. The second time I used the 3M kit. It worked very well. But... after about 6 months they started to get hazy and within a year they are where I was when I started.
How do you keep these things clear once you have cleaned and polished them? Do you use a clear coat of some kind?
|08-04-2014 10:32 PM|
|Garyshome||I have a bodyman friend, used to work for ford take care of my lights on my 00 SE. He sanded them with fine paper then sprayed them with a clear coat paint.|
|07-21-2014 01:12 PM|
|R0ckstar023||I didn't get a before picture, but my headlights had a thick, yellow haze on them from these damn Wisconsin winters... I had used a Turtle Wax restore kit twice before without any good results, but I saw this thread yesterday and then picked up some 1500 grit paper. I used that to wetsand that thick layer of crap off, then I followed it up again with the remnants of that same Turtle Wax kit. The wetsanding was the missing link, and now my lights are shining as bright as they were when I first got the car!|
|06-30-2013 12:05 PM|
|letitride||New product out there now by 3m.Will post my lights when done.I sell this all the time,first time using it.|
|05-07-2011 09:47 PM|
Before & After
after w/ 3m kit & paint
|12-27-2009 03:09 PM|
|Obocecha||After the lenses are polished you need to put a sealant on them to keep them from oxidizing. UV rays are causing the oxidation.|
|12-22-2009 01:15 PM|
|SVTRSST||you shouldnt polish things very often, polish is an abrasive thing and it eats the plastic, if you polish the plastic too often it will just fail and will need new headlights|
|12-22-2009 01:06 PM|
|CaptainChaos!||Do you follow up with a good polish every so often (say once a month) after the restoration is performed? That step is a "must" to keep the lenses in good shape.|
|12-17-2009 12:26 PM|
|SVOrange||I have done this several times to no avail as it continues to haze. Is there a secret or trick I am missing to stop the perpetual hazing?|
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