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Old 06-19-2015, 12:15 PM   #19
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The UV protectant is a MUST no matter what system you use or it will quickly end up hazed again.
What have you done for UV protection?

The Meguiar's Clarity kit, per one vendor, "Meguiar’s proprietary coating prevents re-oxidation for up to a year!"
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Old 06-20-2015, 12:02 AM   #20
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I've just been using the Meguiar's "Headlight Protectant" which comes in the cleaning kit. That being said, I think we had a car come in today that I did a few months ago and it was already looking pretty bad. I will find out for sure if it was the car I am thinking of and post. If it only lasts that long, I think I will stop doing it (I don't want to charge customers for a temporary fix).
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Old 06-21-2015, 12:50 PM   #21
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So yes, unfortunately the car was the one I was thinking of. The headlamps were fogged very badly, and now 2mo after being polished and coming up decent, are looking bad again. Maybe 1/2 of what they were before. The polishing is easy to get good results, the UV protection... not so much. I did a friends car that is now garage kept, and it looks good after several months. The boss is going to look into what the pro detailers use and we will give that a try next.
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Old 06-23-2015, 01:52 PM   #22
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Keep us posted!

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Old 06-23-2015, 02:33 PM   #23
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I used bug spray on my Saturn and it worked pretty good. The Deet is what clears it up
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Old 06-24-2015, 03:22 PM   #24
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I used bug spray on my Saturn and it worked pretty good. The Deet is what clears it up
Well, well, well, look who it is.
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Old 06-25-2015, 02:35 PM   #25
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Herbie!! lol

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Old 03-12-2017, 09:58 AM   #26
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i used paint thinner on mine, worked miraculously. But be careful as thinner eats plastic which the lenses are. By eats i mean when i did mines it left a few lines like scratches, then i put clear coat and now they are perfect.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:23 PM   #27
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For those who use" PLASTX" (as I also do) don't forget to also give your tail lights a little love with it.

Grime and haze might not show up as much as with the clear headlights but, it's still there.
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Old 06-22-2017, 12:16 AM   #28
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Head lights getting hazed from abrasion?

I use NuFinish car wax and I get pretty decent results. Most car wax will do. I simply use a microfiber mit, rub a few minutes, maybe 3-5 times a year, when I happen to be waxing the car. Headlights are 11 years old. I also do the tail lights.

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Old 05-19-2018, 04:48 PM   #29
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I used this about 2 weeks ago on my Yaris. It has 2 grit levels of sandpaper to sand by hand and a polishing wheel to use with your drill. After sanding and polishing, there is a clear coating that is applied to provide protection "for up to 1 year".

It took less than an hour to do both lights. I was quite pleased with the results. Headlights were like new.

https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-G298...estoration+kit
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:17 PM   #30
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I had the 3M UV/Scratch protectant clear film installed on my Yaris headlights shortly after purchase almost 3 years ago, while having my windows tinted at same time. It has worked great for keeping my headlights looking brand new & crystal clear even with the super harsh sun, UV & grit/sand/dirt out here in Phoenix. Most cars around here have hazy looking headlight thanks to the elements, after only a few years. Putting that film on restored headlights would work equally as well for maintaining that restored/clear look without further effort.
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:18 AM   #31
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Headlight haze toyota yaris

Some of mine (on the likely original 2007 unit) looks like condensation, and whatever goes with that, on the inside of the lense?
(Headlight haze toyota yaris)
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:58 PM   #32
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Regular maintenance will keep your headlights clear. Don't pay exorbitant rates to clear them up if they are fogged, some plastic cleaner and a little elbow grease will fix them right up. I do all our cars about once every three months...
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:31 AM   #34
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I refinished mine using 1500 grit wet sanding followed by compounding with my dual action polisher. They came out good and clear, but I can already see slight yellowing occuring despite applying acrylic sealant - Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze - the most durable sealant I'm aware of and it has UV protection.

Here is a link to my attempt at refinishing them (about 1/2 way down the page).

http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/sho...ht=renovations

I am going to be painting my car soon and may clear coat the lights when I spray the clear. I'm not fully decided as several years back I had the headlights of a wagon I had sanded and cleared at a body shop. A few years after I sold it, I saw it in a parking lot and the clear coat was blistering off in big chunks. Maybe it was rushed through with inadequate prep, but maybe not.
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