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TSjudehow
post Jul 10 2019, 11:37 PM, updated 5 months ago

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How much to do headlight restoration? Any shop recommend? Shop wgich is honest n good Thank you.
patienceGNR
post Jul 11 2019, 01:25 AM

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Depending on what the condition is la. If it's just turning yellowish just use 3M headlight restoration kit lo.
iskazulka
post Jul 11 2019, 08:37 AM

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QUOTE(judehow @ Jul 10 2019, 11:37 PM)
How much to do   headlight restoration?  Any shop recommend?  Shop wgich is honest n good Thank you.
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iinm range from rm80 - rm150 per pair

one of shop
https://www.facebook.com/lampukeretamercik/

This post has been edited by iskazulka: Jul 11 2019, 08:47 AM
Chrix
post Jul 11 2019, 11:01 AM

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While many do polishing... which are the ones that apply new layer of protection after?

I also curious..
6UE5T
post Jul 11 2019, 01:05 PM

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I just DIY
LemonKnight
post Jul 11 2019, 03:20 PM

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QUOTE(Chrix @ Jul 11 2019, 11:01 AM)
While many do polishing... which are the ones that apply new layer of protection after?

I also curious..
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It's hard to find those headlamp sealants here in Malaysia. I know they exist, but they also cost like RM50 per bottle. I usually ask the detailer to add normal car wax on top of the headlamp.

Anyway, to answer TS' question, go to car washes or car detailers. Expect to pay more than RM60 to clean the headlamps.
JZenith
post Jul 11 2019, 03:24 PM

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some bangla car wash got do headlight restore. like RM40.
wont go wrong/mess up.
or you can just DIY yourself. youtube have alot of videos on this.
abubin
post Jul 11 2019, 03:55 PM

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I have tried a few DIY headlamp restoration. For best results, you must sand the surface. After done sanding, apply a layer of coating.

Don't get those small bottle coating. Those are in consistent. Get the one with spray. Works great for me.

Or you can try using toothpaste method. Works for some people.
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post Jul 11 2019, 07:29 PM

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Basically, after sanding and polishing, you need to apply few layers of clear coating to prevent UV ray from turning the headlight yellowish.
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post Jul 11 2019, 08:42 PM

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QUOTE(abubin @ Jul 11 2019, 03:55 PM)
I have tried a few DIY headlamp restoration. For best results, you must sand the surface. After done sanding, apply a layer of coating.

Don't get those small bottle coating. Those are in consistent. Get the one with spray. Works great for me.

Or you can try using toothpaste method. Works for some people.
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The toothpaste method did work for me but mine was just a little yellow. I guess the tooth paste method also depends on how bad the condition of the head lamps are as well.
AllnGap
post Aug 31 2019, 08:55 PM

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QUOTE(Thrust @ Jul 11 2019, 07:29 PM)
Basically, after sanding and polishing, you need to apply few layers of clear coating to prevent UV ray from turning the headlight yellowish.
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I did mine and got orange peel effect.
Dunno what is wrong maybe surface prepat not good enough
netmatrix
post Sep 1 2019, 02:18 PM

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The truth is, once the headlight fades, the protective UV layer is gone. Thats why the lens go faded and change color.

But i will tech you a method that 100% works.

Get a tube of this,

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Squeeze some on an old rag and rub on the headlight. Rub it like you are scrubbing stains of surface. You can see immediate results after this. Also you may never get back the crystal clear lens due to the age of the plastic. Most that has good results are around 5 years. Anything 8 years above would still have some yellowish tint on plastic. This would last around 2-3 months depending on how often it rains. Then do it again. For less than RM15, it is a steal.

For longer lasting result, after cleaning with autosol plastic, should use this,

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https://www.lazada.com.my/products/meguiars...ASABEgKTxvD_BwE

It is very expensive but should provide the desired results for at least a year of clear lens until next application. But i'm not using this because i am stingy. Also the lights on my car require replacing because they are 10 year old and can't be salvaged for factory clarity.

PS : Why toothpaste does not work? Because the rubbing agent is too fine.
Why brake fluid does not work? Because it has only solvent properties but no rubbing agent.
Why clear spray paint won't last? Because it does not have UV inhibitors.

 

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