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Cleaning out headlights

My headlights are yellow and ugly, its stock by the way, I did the sanding and polishing, it did a bit, but I want the new crystal white look, any tips?

Do you think to achieve this goal that I would have to take out the whole headlights and clean them from the inside too?
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Re: Cleaning out headlights

most of the time, the problem is on the outside of the lenses. The best way to fix the problem is to wet sand and shoot a new clear coat on them. Not the rattle can stuff, but the clear that's used for spraying on your car. A lot of times when I recieve lights that I'm about to retrofit, the lenses are faded and oxidized, so I always wet sand with 600, then spray a new clear coat on them.

This is probably the best way that I know of for them to come out clear and stay clear without worrying about them fading again
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Re: Cleaning out headlights

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most of the time, the problem is on the outside of the lenses. The best way to fix the problem is to wet sand and shoot a new clear coat on them. Not the rattle can stuff, but the clear that's used for spraying on your car. A lot of times when I recieve lights that I'm about to retrofit, the lenses are faded and oxidized, so I always wet sand with 600, then spray a new clear coat on them.

This is probably the best way that I know of for them to come out clear and stay clear without worrying about them fading again
Is there any car parts store that you can buy the clear coat stuff at? Or something like that? Could you possibly post a link or 2 for the clear coat you are speaking of? Sorry not thread jacking just would like this info myself and it might help the OP out.
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Is there any car parts store that you can buy the clear coat stuff at? Or something like that? Could you possibly post a link or 2 for the clear coat you are speaking of? Sorry not thread jacking just would like this info myself and it might help the OP out.
You get Auto clear coat from any Auto paint store. I know some O Rileys and NAPA stores sell it. You'll also need a HVLP paint gun to spray it. If you have access to an air compressor and a HVLP paint gun, then you're good to go.
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