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How to restore UV Damaged Headlights

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    • In a shaded area, apply masking tape on the outer edges of the headlight assembly.

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    • Use the spray bottle of soapy water to wet the 800-grit sandpaper.

    • Spray the sandpaper liberally and make sure it is completely wet.

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    • Spray the headlight with soapy water and sand the headlight's surface.

    • Continuously spray the headlight and the sandpaper with water. The surface must stay wet during sanding.

    • Sand the headlight in a circular motion throughout this step.

    • Stop sanding when the entire headlight appears foggy.

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    • Spray the 2000-grit sandpaper with soapy water and ensure it is completely wet.

    • Sand the headlight in a circular motion while maintaining the surface wet with soapy water.

    • Stop sanding when the headlight appears slightly less cloudy (than in the previous step).

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    • Lightly wet a small section of a clean microfiber cloth with 70% isopropyl alcohol.

    • Rub down the entire headlight surface with the microfiber cloth.

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    • Carefully peel off the old masking tape.

    • Use newspaper to cover the car's body using masking tape to hold it down.

    • Shield any gaps and use newspapers at least a foot long.

    • The newspaper will protect the car from overspray in the next step.

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    • Use a clear coat to spray the headlight.

    • Follow the clear coat manufacturer's instructions for spraying distance, number of coats, and drying time.

    • Apply the clear coat in well-ventilated conditions.

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    • Apply a small amount of compound to a clean microfiber applicator pad.

    • Dap the headlight's surface with the compound.

    • Work the compound into the headlight.

    • Use heavy pressure and rub in a circular motion when working the compound into the headlight.

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    • Wipe the headlight with a clean microfiber cloth.

    • Apply a small amount of polish onto a new, clean microfiber applicator pad.

    • Dap the polish onto the headlight, then work the polish onto the headlight.

    • Use heavy pressure and rub in a circular motion when working the compound into the headlight.

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    • Wipe the headlight with the clean side of a microfiber cloth.

    • Use a microfiber cloth to scoop about a quarter-sized amount of wax.

    • Rub the wax into the headlight with medium pressure and in a circular motion.

    • Continue rubbing until there is no more visible wax.

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    • Wipe the headlight with a clean side of microfiber cloth.

    • Carefully remove the newspaper and masking tape.

    • Enjoy the clear road with your newly restored headlights!

Conclusione

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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