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Old 08-26-2011, 07:37 PM   #11
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Yes anything that will not leave oily residue so clearcoat paint will adhere to the lenses and it will last a long time years probly
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:57 PM   #12
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This is really good info!!!
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:53 PM   #13
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Yep and dont be scared after you wet sand and clean when you see what they look like they will possibly look worse than you started, but when you spray on the clear you will be amazed. Let me know if i can help out any
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Not trying to one up you or make your look bad by any means but rattle can clear coat wont last long for head lights. ALOT of research has been done on headlight repair and the true, proper way to fix them. And I'm not referring to msn or yahoo articles but research by industry professionals.

I guess on a budget its a good fix though. And if you can avoid pulling out the sandpaper to get results that's the best scenario. Once the coating is sanded off of modern day headlights the protection is gone and they will continue to fade and yellow. The protection that is removed is very hard to duplicate.

Just my 2 cents
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:08 AM   #15
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Agreed but i dont think that the people that are looking to get rid of the yellowing of the headlights here, are willing to pay the money to replace the headlights, which is the only true way to repair them, basicly waht you are saying is that all paint and body shops are not repairing the damaged cars the right way either by ising body fillers. The proper way would be to replace the panel that is damaged. In my time of using my method which has been well over a year and half now, i have only had 1 car return and that was due to them cleaning the lights with some highly potent cleaner. So i believe that my method is just fine and alot of body shops in town use this same method.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:44 AM   #16
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For the savings, I can sand them every year. Will take quite a long time to sand all the way through the plastic.
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:39 PM   #17
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I agree that there are many methods that will serve the purpose of a temporary fix. But for a paying customer, which is what I deal with, I give them all the proper info and techniques.

And the sanding comment I made was in reference to that protective material on the outside of the plastic, not the plastic itself. Undoubtedly it would be hard to sand all the way through the plastic headlights using a fine grit sandpaper.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:04 PM   #18
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and i also deal with paying customers on a daily bases, and like i said before i have been doing this for well over a year and a half now and have alot of regular customers that come into my shop that i have treated there lights long ago and they still look just as good as the day i did them a year ago so i believe my method is working just fine.

i dont understand why people always have to have something negative to say about somebodies way of doing something. we have still not heard your RIGHT way of doing this job how about sharing with the rest of us, im not scared of losing my profits to help people out on this forum that help me out with my fishing techniques so my question to you babbster, is this your only means of income that you will not share your method with us.
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:02 PM   #19
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Tape off around the headlights top, sides, bottom and get a bucket with water and a hose wetsand with 800 grit keeping them wet the whole time, then i wetsand with 2000 grit to get the 800 scratches out then dry them off good and buff them out with the 3m compound wax. I do this and charge $25 a headlight. It works great and they look brandnew.
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Never said your method is wrong, in fact its much, much better than just sanding and buffing.

I honestly don't do many headlights but just sharing some knowledge. Didn't mean to upset anyone or insult anyones work.
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