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Defogging headlights

With so many options in defogging headlights, what do you recommend?

I don't mind doing the work myself, but my real concern is how to do you seal them to limit the oxidation from returning quickly when you have just sanded off the protective layer?
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wetsand the fuck out of them and they should be straight, or just use meguiars plast-x every now and then
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buy an HID kit that has glass lenses

what car?
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buy an HID kit that has glass lenses

what car?

What is HID
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What I did on my buick was wetsand them and spray clear on them. No polishing, no upkeep, they're good forever.
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What I did on my buick was wetsand them and spray clear on them. No polishing, no upkeep, they're good forever.

ohhhhh

good call on the clear

what grit sandpaper did you use?
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What I did on my buick was wetsand them and spray clear on them. No polishing, no upkeep, they're good forever.

Clear paint? Like one that sticks to plastic?

As asked above, what grit sand paper?
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If by "fogging" you mean the typical pitting/hazing over of plastic headlights then I highly, highly recommend the 3M kit. I've used it on 3 cars now and it is really an amazing kit. The final step as you see in the video adds a protective sealant to the lens.


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how shit i really need to do that to my car. shit, when i have my brights on while on the highway it's pretty much the same as my mom's explorer with her brights off
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Clear paint? Like one that sticks to plastic?

As asked above, what grit sand paper?

I paint cars for a living, so I just used automotive clearcoat. They were beat up pretty bad so I started with 320 to get the bad scratches/chips out, then 600, then finished off with 1000, I sanded both headlights in under an hour during my lunchbreak, lol.

Heres a before shot..the pics aren't THAT great so you can't tell how bad they really were, they were ugly.

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If you get a day off, maybe get them all sanded and just take them to a bodyshop, they could have them back in a couple of hours, and I can't see them charging you too much to do it. Also, factory headlights do have a clearcoat on them already, so its best if you try and sand all of that off, or else it will show when you spray the new clear on them.
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If by "fogging" you mean the typical pitting/hazing over of plastic headlights then I highly, highly recommend the 3M kit. I've used it on 3 cars now and it is really an amazing kit. The final step as you see in the video adds a protective sealant to the lens.


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So basically, sand, then wetsand, then polish? That kit looks neat.
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