Nice tip, I will try it next time as well. I just repolish headlights with my left over turtle wax headlight restoration. Polishing part was ok but their sealing wipes weren’t good so this time I used Maguire’s coating spray, and I really love the finish,Save your money, you don't need a kit. Plus none of the kits provide true lasting protection. They will be cloudy again in several months to a year depending on your garaging and daytime sun exposure.
I've been playing with several sets and have pretty much dialed in the process. Get some wet/dry sand paper in 400 and 800 grit variety and a can of clear spray paint with UV protection. I used this. Begin by taping off around the headlight and then cut a hole the right size/shape in a large garbage bag and use that to protect the area around the headlight. Using the garbage bag is much better than newspaper or similar because of wet sanding and rinsing. Start with 400 grit and wet sand the headlight until the oxidation is removed and you have a uniform appearance across them entire surface. Rinsing during the process occasionally to view progress is a good thing. Then progress to 800 grit and wet sand until you have the entire surface once again uniform and smooth. It can help to make the last pass with the 800 grit in a horizontal motion to create light ridges to help the clear coat to grab better and not run. Rinse well, blow out any water in the crevices around the light and dry off then wipe with a micro fiber cloth soaked with acetone and give it a minute to dry. Now you are ready for clear coat. The real key is very, very light coats, especially the first couple. Resist the urge to spray heavy enough to leave a smooth finish. Over applying will cause the paint to crack as it dries. Wait 10 minutes between coats and apply 4-5 thin coats and the last coat you can go a tad heavier to smooth out the finish if you want, just don't get carried away or it will run. Again, I can't emphasize enough the light coats and 10 minutes between coats. It's harder than you think to wait lol.
I considered that. Just remember that before the wrap goes on you have to have the headlight completely buffed out and shiny. The wrap will not act the same way as paint on top of a sanded surface. The wrap is best applied to new or headlights that are still in good condition.Looks really nice. The same is on mine MDX. Anyone tried to cover it with transparent wrap? I'm going to use oracle oraguard270 with uv protection... will see.
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Thanks!I considered that. Just remember that before the wrap goes on you have to have the headlight completely buffed out and shiny. The wrap will not act the same way as paint on top of a sanded surface. The wrap is best applied to new or headlights that are still in good condition.
Yeah odd shape and low/high bump shape heading is tough to work on.Thanks!
I believe that it's quite ok. Let me show you the result after polishing:
Two days ago I used some insect remover and it destroyed my headlights. Fortunately they were not in perfect condition so finaly I could polished them. I used Menzerna system (1000, 2500 and 3000) and budged polisher.
Now it's time to wrap it. I'm afraid that shape of the headlights is quite difficult to cover it with oragourd. Will see tomorrow...