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Clear coat on Headlights is pealing


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Whats up guys,

 

So I was taking a look at my truck yesterday and started to notice that the clear coat is starting to flake and peel off my headlights. Almost to the point where if I take my fingernail I can scratch it off. Its not that noticeable but to me it is and it looks pretty ugly. Whats my best option here? 

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My guess its not OEM.  Do you know the history on the vehicle?

 

I personally would strip the coating off if it was mine with steel wool or fine wet/dry and buff the plastic back to new.

 

I have no experience with clear coated headlights if they were even available but I know that some restoration places do that as a repair process.

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Yeah there OEM style headlights just with black housing instead. Probably going to wet sand off, and then like you said polish them. I have heard that I should be using a certain type of sealant for this as to the amount of light they receive. For now I may just keep up with sealing them often until I find a "headlight sealant"

 

Thanks for the help!

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Yep, as you and Michael said, wet sand, then polish them clear.  I use Adam's 4" pads on an electric drill to remove the sanding scratches.  

There are several "lens" coatings on the market, but they are not cheap.  If you can remember to apply PS every few months you should be fine. 

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