Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Removing Perfect Clarity Coating

          
  1. #1
    Registered Member roushstage2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    The Real NorCal
    Posts
    4,062
    Rep Power
    141

    Removing Perfect Clarity Coating

    I applied two good coats of the Perfect Clarity coating not too long ago. Today, I baked the headlights open to install projectors. I noticed my fingerprints are now imprinted on the lens, I'm guessing due to the coating. What's the most gentle way to remove it so I can reapply after I get everything back together?


  2. #2
    Michael The Guz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Lawndale, CA
    Age
    38
    Posts
    5,052
    Rep Power
    56

    Re: Removing Perfect Clarity Coating

    You could try polishing to see if it does anything.

  3. #3
    Registered Member Lydia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Fernandina Beach, FL
    Age
    27
    Posts
    941
    Rep Power
    21

    Re: Removing Perfect Clarity Coating

    Do you think the fingerprints were caused by the baking in conjunction with the heat or is it like the coating never fully hardened? Not to hijack the thread but I'm doing some testing now with the Keep Clear coating on a motorcycle windshield and if it never gets fully hardened that's going to change things completely. I think, based on previous posts, the Keep Clear is the one you used, correct? The blue and black bottle?
    Lydia's Mobile Detailing
    Professional Detailing since 2007

    1997 Dodge Dakota SLT V8 - Green
    2007 Honda ST1300 - Silver

  4. #4
    Registered Member roushstage2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    The Real NorCal
    Posts
    4,062
    Rep Power
    141

    Re: Removing Perfect Clarity Coating

    Keep Clear, yes, the new black and blue aerosol bottle. I knew the name but apparently had a brain fart when I typed it out, lol. The coating does dry/"harden," and I believe it was indeed caused by the baking. However, it was only set to 180*F. I'm curious if strong summer sun in California or Florida, for example, could cause the same thing to happen though?


  5. #5
    Michael The Guz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Lawndale, CA
    Age
    38
    Posts
    5,052
    Rep Power
    56

    Re: Removing Perfect Clarity Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by roushstage2 View Post
    Keep Clear, yes, the new black and blue aerosol bottle. I knew the name but apparently had a brain fart when I typed it out, lol. The coating does dry/"harden," and I believe it was indeed caused by the baking. However, it was only set to 180*F. I'm curious if strong summer sun in California or Florida, for example, could cause the same thing to happen though?
    It doesn't at least down in So Cal. It's the same coating that came in the perfect clarity kit and I used it about 3-4 times and never saw this issue while the cars sat in the sun. It would have to get seriously hot for that to even happen.

  6. #6
    Registered Member roushstage2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    The Real NorCal
    Posts
    4,062
    Rep Power
    141

    Re: Removing Perfect Clarity Coating

    I have absolutely no idea how hot housings get in the sun. One of those things I could use an infrared thermometer on if I ever buy one, lol. It doesn't seem unreasonable to think they could get up to 160*F-180*F in the direct sun when the ambient temp is say 110*F. Again, I don't know though.

    Anyways, it took A LOT of elbow grease with some Plast-X, but I got all of the old coating off. Once I finish up with everything else and I know it's good to go, I'll put some more Keep Clear on! For now, I think a coat of UFF will work.

    Thanks all!


  7. #7
    Michael The Guz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Lawndale, CA
    Age
    38
    Posts
    5,052
    Rep Power
    56

    Re: Removing Perfect Clarity Coating

    That's good news that plastx was able to get it off.

  8. #8
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Candaa
    Posts
    1
    Rep Power
    1

    Re: Removing Perfect Clarity Coating

    Welcome roushstage2. And yeah, it's good to go.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. How To Get Rid Of Orange Peel From Perfect Clarity Kit
    By Redefined in forum Headlight Restoration & Clear Plastic Detailing
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Oct 5th, 2016, 08:06 AM
  2. Perfect Clarity/Heavy Duty
    By willowcatfish in forum Detailing 101
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Dec 19th, 2015, 01:28 AM
  3. Perfect Clarity same as D120?
    By flakey in forum Detailing 101
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: Dec 15th, 2015, 05:52 PM
  4. Perfect Clarity Headlight Restoration Kit
    By Michael Stoops in forum Meguiar's Product Introduction Threads
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: Nov 23rd, 2015, 03:05 PM
  5. Perfect Clarity Glass Cleaner
    By Michael Stoops in forum Meguiar's Product Introduction Threads
    Replies: 72
    Last Post: Jan 28th, 2013, 06:24 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •