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    question regarding claying headlights

    hi there,

    last time i detailed my tesla, after being done i noticed weird notches on my front headlights. could applying a clay towel or iron remover cause this? any other ideas?

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    Re: question regarding claying headlights

    Claying or a clay towel can cause marring. Try a polish with a polishing pad. That should clear it up.
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    Re: question regarding claying headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleDavy View Post
    Claying or a clay towel can cause marring. Try a polish with a polishing pad. That should clear it up.
    That's what I did but could only do so much. It sounds like claying a headlight is a bad idea, the strange thing though, is I did the back lights and they seemed ok. You sure this is would be sure to claying??

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    Re: question regarding claying headlights

    If your talking about those little dots on your headlight i didnít have anything like that after claying headlights. Clay marring when I saw on paint looked like scratches as you are rubbing debris caught in clay across surface.

    To me looks more like nics from driving. Maybe headlight was dirty so didnít notice till you cleaned?


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    Looks like typical road-rash. PPF will help hide it. PPF from day one will prevent it best and can be easily replaced one it has it bad enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TTQ B4U View Post
    Looks like typical road-rash. PPF will help hide it. PPF from day one will prevent it best and can be easily replaced one it has it bad enough.
    That's what I'm starting to suspect. Nothing I did caused this just road damage.

    What's PPF by the way? I'm terrible with acronyms. Thanks again all

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    Quote Originally Posted by maseren View Post
    That's what I'm starting to suspect. Nothing I did caused this just road damage.

    What's PPF by the way? I'm terrible with acronyms. Thanks again all
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    Re: question regarding claying headlights

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    Got it! Thanks Mike and everyone that helped. It is nice to know that i didn't screw up, and that those bumps aren't caused by me, though i think what i'll do is try a VERY small part of my BRAND NEW car headlight when i clay it. and i'll go crazy with lubricant and clean the claying towel often to be sure.

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