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Old 09-19-2018, 01:15 PM   #1
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So I'm going to be fixing a crack in one of my headlight covers and bring both back to a nice clear finish again. There's hazing in the inside so they will be coming apart and I'll be doing my own variation of the Koji mod while it's all apart.

In my research I have seen that people recommend modeling glue to seal the crack. I don't have any hobby shops where I live so what would be a good alternative?

I've cleaned headlights before and and know how to clear coat the outside. Is there anything that will replace the anti-hazing coating on the inside? If not, should I clear coat that as well or just polish it?
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:53 PM   #2
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Seems easier to just get a new set once they start cracking and fading it's only going to get worse. That's what I would do anyways.
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Old 09-19-2018, 11:23 PM   #3
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Seems easier to just get a new set once they start cracking and fading it's only going to get worse. That's what I would do anyways.


Not easy to get new or used 9-2x headlights. When they do pop up they are quite expensive.
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Old 09-27-2018, 01:37 PM   #4
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As somebody who has bad headlight haze, I definitely think it would be worth trying to find a new pair.
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Old 09-28-2018, 04:37 PM   #5
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As somebody who has bad headlight haze, I definitely think it would be worth trying to find a new pair.


As stated not easy to find and expensive. $300+ per side. The random ones I do find are usually HID and mine Halogen. Converting to HID is even more expensive.

As asked, I know how to clear coat the outside of the headlight cover. Does anyone know if there's an anti-hazing compound that can be added to the inside? If not, could clear coating the inside be a possible alternative?
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Old 09-28-2018, 08:09 PM   #6
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You could try ebay, amazon or internet site for the model glues.

I couldnt imagine which model glue would be thick enough to seal the lights ive some super strong cement somewhere in a orange bottle made for our car plastics and it still applies like regular toy model cement falls apart after i use it.

If i find the brand ill post it up later.
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:37 PM   #7
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I read on here you could use JB Weld for glass to seal the clear lense.
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