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Old 08-19-2010, 07:29 PM   #1
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Talking Bugeye Headlight Protector removal

Came with the car when i bought it and its oxidized so i want to take it off. What is the best method to do so w/o scratching the actual headlight.
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:57 PM   #2
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are you talking about the lens over the headlight assembly? You can shine them back up with some rubbing compound. works wonders.
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:52 PM   #3
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yea the aftermarket lenses, one is already off so I want to take off the other side, just not sure how
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Old 10-05-2010, 02:07 PM   #4
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:48 PM   #5
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whoa.. nice lights

i suggest a headlight restoring kit.. i used 3m, very decent
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:53 PM   #6
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You might try a DIY car wash place. I have successfully taken off very stuck vinyl with the high pressure soap. You have to come at the sticker from a steep angle, preferably with a small bit already peeled.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:00 PM   #7
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maybe go over it with a hair dryer or heat gun to warm up the vinyl and peel it
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:08 PM   #8
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if you are meaning you want to remove the film....I had good success with slowly and lightly heating, with a hair drier, the surface little by little and slowly pulling the film off. Heat just enough to make it pliable. There was a good bit of adhesive left, but I was able to roll it off with my thumb, and then I cleaned the lens with some 3m wax, tar, adhesive remover. Came out clear as can be.

With respect to the car wash, you should never, for the sake of your paint surface integrity, spray close or with too much force. Generally, think of the paint as your skin. Too close and it can do damage.

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Old 10-05-2010, 11:17 PM   #9
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With respect to the car wash, you should never, for the sake of your paint surface integrity, spray close or with too much force. Generally, think of the paint as your skin. Too close and it can do damage.

So does that mean it's a bad thing when I use the high pressure soap close up to take grease off my hands?
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:43 AM   #10
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maybe go over it with a hair dryer or heat gun to warm up the vinyl and peel it
I suggest this first. The residue will be the problem. Cleaning it may remove the uv coating and cause the headlight to turn yellow over time. Might want to read more before getting started.
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Also realize that usdm and jdm have the same lens.
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Not sure if you guys can make it out in the pic, but its not a film/ sticker, its an actual hard lense over the headlight. I'm gonna try the heat gun but not sure on what tool to use that won't scratch the headlight, razor blade, flathead, or crowbar cuz its on there pretty good
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its not a film/ sticker, its an actual hard lense over the headlight.
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