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Old 08-13-2014, 04:13 PM
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Meguiar's headlight treatment..

Put some time in yesterday to get through the oxidization and light scratches. I didn't do any sanding beforehand, probably would have been overkill.

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(Random, but the sealant smells really good. Can't say I wouldn't use a Meg's deodorant...)


Results..






~80-90%

Not perfect by any means.. certainly learned a few things for future application. One or two small spots relapsed slightly, but I can't complain. The difference is still... clear?


20 bucks well spent.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:40 AM
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The 3m kit works better. Both will eventually fade though.
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:58 AM
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For Oxidation removal, just use a deoxidizer. It is the fastest, easiest, simplest way.
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Can the deoxidizer be safely applied on side panel paint as well?
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Real way to do it is, wet sand 2000, compound like megs 105 and finish with opticoat

Any wax or sealer will fade and theyll become cloudy again
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Originally Posted by Shanemagman View Post
Can the deoxidizer be safely applied on side panel paint as well?
Yes the deoxidizer is UV layer and paint safe.
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Originally Posted by MaD666MaX View Post
Real way to do it is, wet sand 2000, compound like megs 105 and finish with opticoat

Any wax or sealer will fade and theyll become cloudy again
True wax and sealers will fade and opticoat is not resistant to oxidation.
Oxidation is a naturally re occurring event that collects on the surface of a object.
Opticoat will oxidize just like any thing else exposed to heat and moisture.
When that happens you have to do the job all over again.
Thats just one reason why a deoxidizer is a smarter choice.
We know about sand paper kits, there's nothing special between the lot.
sandpaper is sandpaper no matter what brand, meguire, 3M an so on.
Sandpaper has been around since ancient times and it should only be used in extreme situations where the entire lens surface needs to be resurfaced.
Sandpaper wet or dry is not a solution to acrylic oxidation, its the beginning of new problems that will eventually result in headlight replacement.

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Do you have a link to a good deoxidizer?
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Thanks guys. Very helpful info here!

In Amazon, use keyword: deoxidizer or oxidation remover. Pick one with >4 stars and large no. of reviews. To buy the product for specific purpose, make your best judgment out of most helpful reviews. You won't go wrong!
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