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    Re: Meguiar's Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    I appreciate the info very much, which is why I asked! I didn't think about the fading aspect. Going back, it looks like I misread what Xpel's website said about UV protection. It was in regards to the film itself, not the protection it does or doesn't provide. Found a FAQ section and it said UV is indeed allowed to pass through the film, however, as long as a coating/wax doesn't have high levels of petroleum distillates in it, it can be applied to the film.

    My headlights are $2,000 EACH from Ford, so I've got to do what I can to keep them looking new. I'll still get the film, just have to work on the UV part now.


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    Re: Meguiar's Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    Can you wetsand & polish the headlights and then apply this? Or does it still require a scuffed surface (3000 grit or so) to adhere to?

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    Re: Meguiar's Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by imacarnut View Post
    Can you wetsand & polish the headlights and then apply this? Or does it still require a scuffed surface (3000 grit or so) to adhere to?
    Keep Clear Headlight Coating can be applied to a brand new headlight for added protection, it can be applied to a scuffed surface like how it is used in our Perfect Clarity Headlight Restoration Kit, or it can be applied to a restored headlight which has been sanded & polished.
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    Re: Meguiar's Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    I'm looking forward to giving this spray a try.

    I have heard good things about the results.

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    Re: Meguiar's Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    I used the perfect clarity head light kit and really liked the coating it was easy to work with and apply. Do you know the shelf life of the unused portion?

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    Re: Meguiar's Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by Eandras View Post
    I used the perfect clarity head light kit and really liked the coating it was easy to work with and apply. Do you know the shelf life of the unused portion?
    We are happy to hear you had great results with the coating in our Perfect Clarity Headlight Restoration kit, and again, this is the same product now available to purchase separately with a new name! Our products have a shelf life of 3 - 5 years & should not be exposed to prolonged extreme heat or cold.
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    Re: Meguiar's Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    I ordered some of this and it should arrive this week... My main question is, did something get changed from the version that came with the Perfect Clarity 2 step package and this version of the spray? Because the directions used to say not to use on polished/smooth and even recommended against using on brand new headlights..

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Stoops View Post
    What you never want to do is polish out the scuff marks, or sanding marks if you choose that option instead, before applying the UV spray coating. That spray coating needs the scuffed surface in order to "bite" and hold. A totally smooth surface does not offer this "bite" and you'll have problems.
    But now it's cool to use on brand new headlights? I really want to make sure about this before I accidentally alter the look of my brand new factory headlights.

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    Re: Meguiar's Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldorado2k View Post
    I ordered some of this and it should arrive this week... My main question is, did something get changed from the version that came with the Perfect Clarity 2 step package and this version of the spray? Because the directions used to say not to use on polished/smooth and even recommended against using on brand new headlights..



    But now it's cool to use on brand new headlights? I really want to make sure about this before I accidentally alter the look of my brand new factory headlights.
    Eldorado2k,

    We have tested both the Perfect Clarity & Keep Clear Coatings and confirmed they do not require a scuffed surface to adhere to. Michael Stoop's comment may have been very early on in the release of the original Perfect Clarity Headlight Restoration Kit.

    We would remind you that with our Keep Clear Headlight Coating, it is important to apply to a clean & dry headlight.

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    Re: Meguiar's Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    My new set of headlights came in this morning for my Mustang, and I immediately applied two coats of Keep Clear. Everything looks good! Since we're back to having heavy rain up here in Northern California, would it be recommended to wait the full 24 hour curing period before installing them on the car? I'm assuming it is, but I'm just double checking.


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    Re: Meguiar's Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by roushstage2 View Post
    My new set of headlights came in this morning for my Mustang, and I immediately applied two coats of Keep Clear. Everything looks good! Since we're back to having heavy rain up here in Northern California, would it be recommended to wait the full 24 hour curing period before installing them on the car? I'm assuming it is, but I'm just double checking.
    Awesome! Thanks for sharing! Post some pictures if you would like, we would be happy to see. And YES, let the coating cure for 24 hours before exposing to wet weather for best results.
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