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Old 10-14-2011, 01:45 AM   #1
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I found d best tip to restoring head lights id figure id share, first sand headlights with grade 1000 sand paper d thinnest , use alot of soap n water, they get cloudy, then wipe dry, and finally spray paint clear coat finish it looks like magic as soon as it touches d headlights it becomes crystal clear, enjoy.
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Any idea how long that'll last?
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:43 AM   #3
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Any idea how long that'll last?
My buddy who showed me has had it for 2 yrs on his car it still looks good
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Did this on my 94 and that was a year and half ago now and they still look great

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Right on! I'm gonna try this on my Dad's Ranger.

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What brand of clear did you use? Do they have it in a spray can?
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I just got a good can of automotive clear coat in a spray can I think it was duplicolor! The reason why the headlights start to turn yellow and fade is because they spray the headlights and taillights with clear coat when they paint the car and just the top layer of clear starts to fade out. That's why it is a good idea to always wax your headlights and taillights!!
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Badass! Sounds legit to me! :Headbang:
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I found d best tip to restoring head lights id figure id share, first sand headlights with grade 1000 sand paper d thinnest , use alot of soap n water, they get cloudy, then wipe dry, and finally spray paint clear coat finish it looks like magic as soon as it touches d headlights it becomes crystal clear, enjoy.
That does work, but eventually the clear is going to start chipping and coming off. If you go ahead and sand further with 2500 then with a 3000 grit and finish off with a good plastic polish it will last longer. Especially if you do a maintenance polish once a year and wax them when you wax the car.
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That does work, but eventually the clear is going to start chipping and coming off. If you go ahead and sand further with 2500 then with a 3000 grit and finish off with a good plastic polish it will last longer. Especially if you do a maintenance polish once a year and wax them when you wax the car.
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:26 AM   #10
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Right on! I'm gonna try this on my Dad's Ranger.

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What brand of clear did you use? Do they have it in a spray can?
I use the cheapest can it works better

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That does work, but eventually the clear is going to start chipping and coming off. If you go ahead and sand further with 2500 then with a 3000 grit and finish off with a good plastic polish it will last longer. Especially if you do a maintenance polish once a year and wax them when you wax the car.
Yeah i use low grade cause u can scratch ur hedlights if its ur first time, but if ur a pro then i agree ucan do tbe higher grade yearly
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:24 AM   #11
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i will try this , thanks guys
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