Headlight uv protection

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  1. paul73mt

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    I have just cut back the misses head lights as they were very yellow .they now look very clear but I want to protect them from the uv so does anybody have any ideas or have used a specific item for that job ??

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    Paul
     
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    Ouch! I bet that must have smarted! :eek::D
     
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    Use a clear lacquer to seal the headlights.
    Spray on carefully and not too thickly.
    You'll see a marked improvement in the clarity of the lens afterwards as a bonus.
     
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    So I can just use any clear lacquer that’s suitable for plastics ??
     
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    Look for a UV resistant spray on lacquer
     
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    as soon as the misses gets back with the grandson I will wash them ,give them a clay bar then spray.
     
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    I'm not sure that I would spray the lenses, what happens when they get a stone chip? You might have to sand the clear coat off? I'd be inclined just to give them the occasional polish and leave them as is.
     
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    Yes well i did spray them and waste of time now a blur has gone over them with lots of imperfections (seems like the when they were sprayed blobs of lacquer came out , even when i shook the can for alot longer than required even allowed the can to heat up in the sun for an hour ) , so just gonna polish them back and leave them alone and as you say just give them a polish when required. I'm hoping shes gonna buy something else soon.
     
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    That's a pity, on the plus side the lacquer should polish off more easily before it fully hardens.
     
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    shame that i done them 3days ago and haven't got to polish it off yet :(
     
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    I bought very fine sand paper for glass for mine on the auction another member of the forum recommended them to me a good while back.
    They worked well although I stuck with the finest they were colour coded.
     

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