How To Restore Headlights - EricTheCarGuy

I've probably been asked about doing this video more than any other. The Subaru makes a prime candidate to test this out. I did make some mistakes when it came to using the buffer so try and learn from those by not using the terry cloth attachment and also making sure you don't stay in one place too long, otherwise stick to the directions and do stuff by hand, do it fast enough and it will be good cardio. You can find the Quixx kit that I used at Walmart, Pep Boys, and Autozone in addition to your local auto parts supplier. Also here at this link. http://www.amazon.com/Quixx-00084-us-Headlight-Restoration-Sealer/dp/B0072AWXZ6/ref=sr_1_3/190-2740804-0040133?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1386608302&sr=1-3 Visit Quixx: http://www.quixx-usa.com/ The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Mighty Car Mods Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy_WF5Iei_I&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLD7B310EFF13BDC1C Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Information on Premium Membership: https://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay Dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.

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How to Restore Headlights PERMANENTLY
Headlight Restoration using Clear Coat. This video will show you how to clean and restore your headlights so they will never turn yellow or hazy again! You have seen videos on restoring headlights with bug spray, toothpaste, baking soda, and the kits you buy in the store, but all of these methods are temporary and eventually the haze and oxidation will come back. My method will first make the headlight clear by wet sanding and then put a UV coat on it to seal it in. Headlight Clarity Updates: 1yr Later: https://instagram.com/p/8iyExTOjFm/ 2yrs later: https://www.instagram.com/p/BC7Ov-zOjLe Clear Coat I used: http://amzn.to/1RiHCcw 2000 grit sandpaper: http://amzn.to/1XqDuhG Wax: http://amzn.to/1cxIXj0 Compound polish to remove orange peel: http://amzn.to/1TtfoOC Rubbing Alcohol to Clean Lens: http://amzn.to/1NFOVQY Using Bug Spray to Clean Headlights (WARNING!!!): https://youtu.be/AYmbBZntuY8?list=PLDD611CFB36FC65F2 How to use Toothpaste to Clean Headlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXHTXdlWw1w&list=PLDD611CFB36FC65F2 How to Remove Moisture from Headlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNWTidkxcmQ&list=PLDD611CFB36FC65F2 **If the video was helpful, remember to give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. New videos every Thursday** -Website: http://www.ChrisFixed.com -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrisfix8 -Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisFixed -Instagram: https://instagram.com/chrisfixit -Subscribe Here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=paintballoo7 -YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/ChrisFix Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.





Restoring Headlights with 3M Kit -EricTheCarGuy
I've done other headlight restoration videos, one in fact, but when I tried this kit earlier this year I found it to be the easiest and most effective kit that I've used to date. I chose the kit for the drill but if you don't have a drill you can also get the 'human' operated kit. As you'll see in the video that kit comes with a few extra items. Just be sure to mask off the area before you begin work. If not, you might end up with some scratches on your finish. Otherwise I feel this is something any DIYer can do and get great results from. Learn more about the 3M kit: http://3mauto.com/products/headlight-restoration Suggested links for purchase. Hand powered kit: http://www.amazon.com/3M-39084-Headlight-Restoration-Kit/dp/B006VB8JTQ/ref= sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1413495363&sr=8-4&keywords=3m+headlight+restoration+kit Drill Powered Kit: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/3m-39008-headlight-restoration-kit/#oid=1002_1 Tools. Cordless Drill: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/buffalo-tools-ps07215-18-volt-cordless-drill/#oi d=1002_1 Related videos. How To Restore Headlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRl8hGhKth8 How To Aim Headlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ3OZnzR1Zc How To Aim Headlights with Hoppy's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3GOz8cX7Dw Useful Articles. Electrical Problems http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-electrical-problems Engine overheat http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/what-to-do-when-your-engine-overheats No start problems http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-no-start-problems Idle issues http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-idle-problems Performance issues http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-performance-issues Diagnosing Noises http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/diagnosing-noises-in-your-car Diagnosing Vibrations http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/determining-the-causes-of-vehicle-vibratio ns Brake Issues http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-brake-problems Transmission issues http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-transmission-problems HVAC problems http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-hvac-problems Buying a Used Car http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/what-to-look-for-in-a-used-car-purchase Leaks http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/finding-and-fixing-leaks MPG http://ericthecarguy.com/faq/finding-and-fixing-the-causes-of-poor-mpg Discussion about this Video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/54316- restoring-headlights-with-3m-kit#116427 ETCG Forum: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/component/kunena/1-stay-dirty-lounge?Itemid=0 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Information on Premium Membership: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium-content-streaming-etcg-content Stay Dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





Headlight Lens Restore using Toothpaste!
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DIY: Headlight Restoration using Clear Coat
Video tutorial on how to refinished hazy/foggy plastic headlights by applying clear coat. This is intended to be a long term method compared to the other two methods which I have done in the past that was the wet sanding/polishing method and the method using strictly toothpaste. The headlights do not need to be removed from the vehicle or disassembled as I have shown the in the vehicle. Removing the headlights from the vehicle does help to eliminate the chance of any over spray from the clear coat or adhesion promoter landing on the paint which would need to be cleaned afterwards. This particular video was done on a 1997 BMW 540i E39 body style. Website: http://4diyers.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/4diyers Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+4DIYers Twitter: https://twitter.com/4DIYers Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/4diyers/ Tumblr: http://4diyers.tumblr.com Pintrest: https://www.pinterest.com/4diyers/ Wet sanding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBENX1uvZak BMW E39 headlight removal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D60DftLpFwc BMW E39 headlight lens removal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMsHtTFpW_U Headlight polishing with toothpaste: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD0EcKrfA7M Headlight polishing by wet sanding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo6KnlZnFAw Tools/Supplies Needed: -800 grit wet/dry sandpaper -1000 grit wet/dry sandpaper -bucket of soapy water -rubbing/isopropyl alcohol -clean lint free cloth -tape -paper -adhesion promoter -lacquer/clear coat Procedure: -if you decided to remove your headlights, start with that step first -headlight removal processes vary between makes and models of vehicles -wash the headlights thoroughly to ensure no contaminants will get into the wet sanding process -tape off around the perimeter of the headlight lens or vehicles paint to protect it (optional) -ensure the lens is always well lubricated during the wet sanding process using the soap water -if your headlights are severely hazy/foggy, wet sand starting with 800 grit sandpaper and finish with 1000 grit -if headlights are mildly hazy/foggy, start and finish wet sanding with 1000 grit sand paper -once satisfied, wash the headlight again to ensure there are no contaminants which would affect the lacquer/clear coat -ensure the headlights are dry, wipe them down with rubbing alcohol -tape off the areas you do not want any lacquer/clear coat on -wipe headlight lens down again with isopropyl/rubbing alcohol -do not touch the lens with your hands as oil from your skin can cause imperfections when apply the lacquer/clear coat -use the adhesion promoter to ensure there will be maximum adhesion when applying the lacquer/clear coat -once adhesion promoter has setup, then go ahead and apply the lacquer/clear coat -lacquer/clear coat can be applied in 2 coats if you are not planning on wet sanding afterwards -if you are planning on wet sanding to a polish afterwards, apply 3 coats to ensure there is enough material for the next process -be sure to remove any paper or tape after about an hour of setup time -let the headlight fully harden in the sun for at least 24 hours before the wet sanding and polishing stage Thank you to all those who watch my videos and support my content. Don't forget to subscribe to my channel for future tutorial videos and like my video if you found it helpful. New videos are always being uploaded every week! © 4DIYers 2013 All Rights Reserved No part of this video or any of its contents may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted, without the prior written consent of the author.




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