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Wetsanding headlights

The heads and corners on my Infiniti are all hazed up and I was going to wetsand them. I know how to do that. My question is, after I wetsand them could I spray them with a clear coat? Would that prevent them from hazing up again? Or is this idea just completely wrong?
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sand them done and clear coat it will clear it up but few mounths later you will be doing it againe
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How come though? I mean wouldn't the clear coat prevent that? Or not?
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the clear coat will chip off as dirt and rocks hit it you sand it so the clear coat will stick better
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I have a feeling that if I use some Krylon Clear Coat and use the proper prep steps it won't be chipping too fast. That's just my thoughts. I guess it's always worth a try though. I mean if it starts chipping I'll just re-sand them.
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I have always used something like meguirs headlight restorer or flits polish. Always seems to work great when used witha power ball on the drill but you need to do it every few
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See I was going to pick up one of the headlight restoring kits the other day but I got the thought of clearing them and thought that would hold up longer than the kits do.
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well sand them use some good clear coat and when it wears off repaint lol
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Another idea is I think my dad might have a connection with a painter who could professionally clear them for me. That would probably hold up better than something I buy off the shelf.
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i wouldnt do that its more trouble then its worth and idk if that clear coat would work.
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It's not trouble. Give lights to guy, guy paints, lets dry, gives back, and I put them back on. sixt9coug on here cleared his tails(that sadly got stolen) that way.
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It's not trouble. Give lights to guy, guy paints, lets dry, gives back, and I put them back on. sixt9coug on here cleared his tails(that sadly got stolen) that way.
I also cleared the headlights and fogs on my Mustang just like you said when I repainted the whole thing.

they look brand new and prepped properly, the clear shouldn't chip. Sand them with 800 or 1000, use adhesion promotor, then clear.

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I was waiting for you to chime in. So you think it would work decent if prepped right then?
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Oh Steve, wetsand or just regular sanding with the 800-1000?
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I was waiting for you to chime in. So you think it would work decent if prepped right then?
You'll be fine. I'd do it for you for free if they didn't have to be off of the car and shipped across the country lol.

wetsand them with 800 or 1000 and take care to get the haze off. You will probably see it feather back and leave a funky edge, so chase it back the best you can. You can probably get rid of some minor rock chips at the same time too. If you aren't gonna paint them, then you are basically done there. Just try and use some soap and flush them off really well before you give them to the painter.

Remember to wash off the backside of the housing too. All of that dirt and dust can blow off and get into the wet clearcoat. It also makes tape not stick well for when the painter is gonna mask it. It will help your lights come out cleaner, and it will be an appreciated courtesy to the painter as well. We don't like to work on dirty **** lol.
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