Introduction: How to Restore Cloudy Headlights, and Make It Last
In this instructable we'll show you how to make a cloudy headlight lens shine like-new again. The process is simple, takes only about 30 minutes, and the repair lasts for around 4 years.
What you'll need:
11 oz. aerosol UV headlight clearcoat
1 half-sheet of 400-grit sandpaper
1 half-sheet of 600-grit sandpaper
1 half-sheet of 1000-grit sandpaper
Masking tape and paper
Time Required: 30 minutes
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Step 1: Mask Repair Area
Mask off the area around your headlight.
Step 2: Sand Headlight Lens
Wet-sand the headlight lens with 400-grit sandpaper, then with 600-grit, and finally with 1000-grit.
Once you are done, wipe it down with a lint-free cloth.
Step 3: Clearcoat Headlight Lens
Apply multiple, light coats of the UV clearcoat from a distance of around 10 inches.
Keep applying layers until the lens is clear.
Step 4: Cleanup
Wait about 10-15 minutes before removing the masking tape and paper.
You are now good to go, and the repair lasts about four years.