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Old 05-11-2014, 09:58 PM   #1
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What has someone used to reseal their lamps....
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:42 AM   #2
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:13 AM   #3
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Awesome, looks like the roll will be best for me as for ease of operation.
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:21 PM   #4
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That's what I always use too, if the original looks rough just scrape it out and put all new in.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:37 PM   #5
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Im also looking into depo lamps, as an option. .. 300ish shipped not to bad. Seems like every 3 months I need to clean the haze off
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:06 PM   #6
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When I did my retro i didn't both scraping out the old sealant (it was a PITA so I gave up) I just pulled the new sealant into a thinner line and laid it into the slot left in the old sealant. I had a little extra around the edges after reassembly but a razor took care of that easy.

It also looks like you need to refinish those lens, they look oxidized to hell. Make sure you get some UV protectant stuff (reminds me that mine need to be re-done too) I bought this off amazon but I didn't use it yet
Amazon.com: Meguiar's Headlight Protectant: AutomotiveAmazon.com: Meguiar's Headlight Protectant: Automotive

(the refinishing kit comes w/ a single wet wipe of the UV sealant and when you throw it out you completely forget that step, I know I did)

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Old 05-12-2014, 10:17 PM   #7
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That sealants pretty good ^ used it on my old impreza after polishing them.

Once you sand and polish a headlight you also take away what uv coating may be left. After you put new coating on add a film like lamin-x on it and they'll be good for years.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:44 PM   #8
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Interesting information,
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:40 AM   #9
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I never tried the lamin-x stuff. Too many curves in the damn headlight for me to think I could do it.
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:59 AM   #10
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I never tried the lamin-x stuff. Too many curves in the damn headlight for me to think I could do it.
I agree it's not the simplest in design, but then again applying some heat should get it to form around the curves and humps.

What about a clear coat?
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:05 AM   #11
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After you put new coating on add a film like lamin-x on it and they'll be good for years.
+1 on the clear headlight film. I've had good experience with it. I don't have a randomized controlled experiment, but in comparison to other bugeye headlights I've seen (and bought some used oem ones), mine is in almost new condition with the film. I can't prove that it is thanks to the film of course. I applied the film less than 1 year after I owned it (circa 2001).

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I agree it's not the simplest in design, but then again applying some heat should get it to form around the curves and humps.
Heat, sufficient shampoo and alcohol solutions, clean hands, clean water (don't use those brita type carbon filters to filter the water; some carbon particles can go under the film), and a lot of stretching of the film during the install is key. (example install pics with picture of my 11+ year old oem headlights)
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Ok so who wants to do all this work for me then
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Ok so who wants to do all this work for me then
DIY. Start with the foglights; they're the closest thing to being flat. Then the headlights.

Much easier than window tint.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:20 PM   #14
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My fogs are so! Pitted, 207k 90% highway miles so its blasted. Besides those are glass lenses
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My fogs are so! Pitted, 207k 90% highway miles so its blasted. Besides those are glass lenses
Clear lens film works on both polycarbonate plastic and glass lenses. UV fading is definitely not an issue with glass lens, but it still can benefit from the road debris impact absorption and the ability to take the brunt of the highway blasting; just peel it off after a few years and apply a new one if necessary.
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you can definitely polish up glass lenses though I think you'd need a different compound? Not sure if the stuff that works on plastic lens would be tough enough for glass too.
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No, you need a physical abrasive material to polish glass. Possibly different grit stones
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Old 05-18-2014, 06:01 PM   #18
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If anyone has painted the trim what kind of paint, plastic or regular. Primer with clear coat or none of that
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I use krylon colormaster plastic primer and either krylon colormaster paint or fusion paint, both work just as good.
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Any fading yet?
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:45 PM   #21
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No sir
What color you. Go with
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:08 PM   #23
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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2571558

That's from my old car, and I just did my buddies bugeye black with blue.
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Yeah all dark colors, I have psm so im kot sure if I want it looking like a raccoon on the front with black trim/bezel piece
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Maybe a metallic shimmer, krylon fusion
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