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Headlight restoration - Duxback



Darren S

ClioSport Club Member
This thread reminded me to get my arse in gear and whip over my headlights again. The rest of the car is skanky, but at least the lights are clean!

Another go with The Chemical Guys Headlight Restorer and two cloths.

Such a shame that the plastic is cracked in the nearside unit at the top and the xenon shroud all pitted. Trying to get another in the dark grey is proving very, very difficult. :(



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MRBILLYUK

ClioSport Club Member
  FF Jeden Osiem Dwa
Tempted to try at 2.99. But i just quickly go over mine with the polisher.
Worth a punt at £2.99. I don't need them as I still have plenty of the duxback left but thought I'd get some just to try if I ever need them in future.
 

ZachB

ClioSport Club Member
  182
Has anyone clear coated their headlights and how long have they lasted?
 

MLB

ClioSport Club Member
Would it be that strong to remove ceramic coatings off headlamps?

It definitely messes up a ceramic coated headlight. Done our Civics headlights which were ceramic coated last year and still looking nice and clear. Initially looked alright but now they look all smeary and dull.


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As for the Clio headlights, they've already lost their crisp looking clearness and ideally would need redoing.

Four weeks in:

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MLB

ClioSport Club Member
Yeah they all do in the end unless properly clear coated I guess.

I'm tempted to get a quote from a bodyshop near me, but polish, ceramic coat and top up every year before they go yellow works as well.
 

yeecup

ClioSport Club Member
  mk8Fiesta ST,172 cup
ordered a kit see how it goes with it. gave mine a polish a few weeks back which improved them a lot but could still be better.
 

ZachB

ClioSport Club Member
  182
Is that the kit that comes with 500, 800 and then 3000 trizac with orange pad?

Saw that recently, and thought it's a big jump from 800 to 3000. Definitely needs grades inbetween that.
Must be another brand. This is the autoglym kit
  • 100ml Headlight Restoration Compound
  • 1 x Drill bit backing plate
  • 6 x P800 sanding abrasive disc
  • 4 x P1500 sanding abrasive disc
  • 1 x P2000 sanding foam disc
  • 1 x P3000 sanding foam disc
  • 1 x White compounding pad
  • 1 x Microfibre cloth
 

MRBILLYUK

ClioSport Club Member
  FF Jeden Osiem Dwa
It definitely messes up a ceramic coated headlight. Done our Civics headlights which were ceramic coated last year and still looking nice and clear. Initially looked alright but now they look all smeary and dull.


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As for the Clio headlights, they've already lost their crisp looking clearness and ideally would need redoing.

Four weeks in:

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Mine still look the same, they haven't dulled.
 


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