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Old 05-07-2018, 03:29 AM
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I believe any clear coat with UV protection will work, I used Hycote and had it on the car for 3 years before I sold it

Rustoleum is available in the UK on Amazon and eBay:
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rustoleum...4AAOSwBahVbs64
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Old 05-07-2018, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by SuperHamz View Post
I believe any clear coat with UV protection will work, I used Hycote and had it on the car for 3 years before I sold it

Rustoleum is available in the UK on Amazon and eBay:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rust-Oleum-...qid=1525688935

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rustoleum...4AAOSwBahVbs64
It's also available in B&Q. £9.
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The guy is shocked at once seeing $250 replacement headlights, he would have passed out if he looked up the price of S2000 headlights on Lings!
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How much are new faceless lift headlights out of interest ?
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North of £500 each from memory... makes that $10 per light fix seem even better value
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Is the Rustoleum headlamp safe?
It doesn't mention plastics as a base material, and says it is solvent based.
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Originally Posted by mcrossley View Post
Is the Rustoleum headlamp safe?
It doesn't mention plastics as a base material, and says it is solvent based.
On the back of the can, it says suitable for plastics, amongst other materials.
I have just put three coats on my lights, and they haven't melted. Well, not from the clear coat. Maybe from the heat.
I'll give them a 3000 grade wet sand in a few days when it's hardened up.
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Originally Posted by unclefester View Post
Just as long as you are aware you will need to keep doing it - the UV protective coat is now gone from the plastic and it will haze over again. I probably do mine 3 or 4 times a year to keep them nice.
This is why I just use the mothers kit out of the box. Sure, it just fades back in a couple of months, then I just spend 10 minutes buffing them back out again and they look like new I typically do mine 3 times a year with that stuff and they look great for 2-3 months. From Nov - April it just sits in the garage anyways.
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