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Old 10-09-2017, 09:31 AM   #1
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Headlight restoration sealant advice?

Going to have a go at the wife's discolored micra headlights today, got wet and dry and compound but not sure about sealant, do halfords do anything suitable I can pick up? Presume a wax like fk1000p isn't going to be durable enough?



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Old 10-09-2017, 10:30 AM   #2
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It will be if you keep on top of them and apply every few months.

Ideally something like Gtechniq C1 or Carpro Dlux would be better for long term protection.

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Old 10-09-2017, 12:18 PM   #3
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Try some light/med cut compound first, did the wifes civic and didn't need the wet and dry.
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Cheers chaps, I'll give it a go later, looks like there is moisture got on the inside as well, so not sure how successful I'll be.


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Done plenty of Micra lights and they don't look to bad. I'd go straight to a compound don't think they'll need wetsanding first bud. As for protection I'd take Chris's advice with something like CarPro DLux which has UV protection.
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Only issue with Dlux is you have to keep it dry for 24 hours to prevent water spots
Maybe something like Jet seal which has a 12 month life would benefit
Hard to do in this weather unless you have a garage



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Nothing to stop you using FK1000P until the weather improves, then applying a coating. Or, is there a covered car park near you where you could leave it overnight?
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Headlight restoration sealant advice?

Unfortunately due to it ****ing down here most of the afternoon I'm going to do them in the morning now, going to try compound only first, megs 105?
Not going get it undercover no, so I'll have to research the sealant, probably go with fk1000p for now.


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Done plenty of Micra lights and they don't look to bad. I'd go straight to a compound don't think they'll need wetsanding first bud. As for protection I'd take Chris's advice with something like CarPro DLux which has UV protection.


Have you found that the deterioration has usually been on the outside of the light only?


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