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    Re: How To RESTORE your Headlights the PROPER way!

    Just did mine yesterday. DLUX for LSP.

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    Re: How To RESTORE your Headlights the PROPER way!

    Quote Originally Posted by rlmccarty2000 View Post
    How long does Opti-lens last? Or McKees? Is there something in a spray can that lasts longer that anyone knows about?


    Clear coat comes in a spray can, but why would anyone want to spray and have to cover up everything in sight.

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    Re: How To RESTORE your Headlights the PROPER way!

    Quote Originally Posted by LSNAutoDetailing View Post
    Just did mine yesterday. DLUX for LSP.

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    Nice, I put 2 coats of Dlux and it's over a year with no yellowing/hazing. And it sits outside 24/7.

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    Re: How To RESTORE your Headlights the PROPER way!

    I tier my HLR as every customer doesn't care to haver perfect, just clear.

    My level one is Just a compound /wool, it acts as a test spot to help you decide what really needs done if customer opted for higher service

    LC purple foam wool, blue foamed wool, or carpro cool wool will all work.
    Scholles S0 compound and drill
    Panel prep
    Ceramic coating..

    If above service results left blotchy/haze areas I'll proceed to 600 dry, 1500wet, compound, panel prep, then wipe on UV coating..

    If above prcesst left crazing/crow feet (hazing with micro cracks) I'll start at 320, 500,800 (sometimes 1000)prep, then 2k clear..

    Obviously all are at different price points and carry different length warranties.

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    Re: How To RESTORE your Headlights the PROPER way!

    I just did the headlights on my 1995 Accord wagon. My 16y/o son drives it so I couldn’t let him drive at night with hazy headlights. I used Dlux for the LSP as well.
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    Re: How To RESTORE your Headlights the PROPER way!

    The SiO2 coatings don't last as long as applying a new UV coating like the factory coating. They smell like they are urethane based loaded and with UVA/UVB. There are wipe on ones too. You don't have to spray them on. I apply them after a compounding step that followed what ever sanding was needed. The hazing from compounding seems to be enough for the UV coating to adhere to. I do not use a fine polish to finish to a high gloss.

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    Re: How To RESTORE your Headlights the PROPER way!

    Quote Originally Posted by rlmccarty2000 View Post
    I’ve been using Meguires Headlight Coating and it is supposed to last a year. How long does Opti-lens last? Or McKees? Is there something in a spray can that lasts longer that anyone knows about?
    On my daughter's Mazda, the Meguiars coating lasted about 4~5 months before the lenses started to yellow again. I've used the Wolfgang headlight kit and the sealant provided in that kit lasted 6~7 months.
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