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  • #16
    Re: Using Meguiar's G17804 Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    Originally posted by Old Bear View Post
    Here is a link to the 3M Pre-Taped Masking Film in use.
    https://www.amazon.com/3M-Automotive.../dp/B01I5L9P9C

    Thanx for the prompt response. I'm already using the Scotch green tape, for the film I'm using 12" kitchen stretch wrap, I find it easy to work with and it's only to portect from the clear lens overspray.

    My concern about sunshine is the lens spray may be a UV cure and the sun may cause it to set up too fast.

    For me working in a parking lot means working on parked cars not where I set up a tent cover and bring cars to it.
    Last edited by GaryODS; Jun 1, 2019, 05:17 AM. Reason: type

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    • #17
      Re: Using Meguiar's G17804 Keep Clear Headlight Coating

      Saw this Pepboys video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqJBNSZeQjE and it shows the user spreading the product with a cloth. Incorrect?

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      • #18
        Re: Using Meguiar's G17804 Keep Clear Headlight Coating

        Originally posted by atikovi View Post
        Saw this Pepboys video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqJBNSZeQjE and it shows the user spreading the product with a cloth. Incorrect?
        Incorrect application, yes, it is definitely not recommended to use a microfiber towel to spread the product. Must have just been a miscommunication or something.
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        Meguiar's Inc.
        Irvine, CA
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        • #19
          Re: Using Meguiar's G17804 Keep Clear Headlight Coating

          Hi Folks:

          I'm concerned about spraying an aerosol product onto my newly restored headlights, because it never goes on completely mirror smooth ... no matter how well it self-levels. Would it be possible to somehow buff this a bit to make it smoother -- after letting it cure for a week or so? Maybe with a super-fine polishing compound? Or maybe just a buffing cloth?

          How can we make it mirror smooth like the factory coating?

          I'm sure if we all think about it and are willing to experiment (I'll try it out on my car), we can come up with something good. Thanks for any help you can provide.

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          • #20
            Re: Using Meguiar's G17804 Keep Clear Headlight Coating

            we use this product in our detailing business on badly fogged headlights that we restore. After getting ther lens as clear as we can get it, we spray this on and it even clarify the lens a tiny bit more and now has a new UV coating so the fogging does not come back in a few months. The only issue is that you need to make larger cans of this so we are not buying this as much as we are.

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            • #21
              Re: Using Meguiar's G17804 Keep Clear Headlight Coating

              Originally posted by montanasoftware View Post
              Hi Folks:

              I'm concerned about spraying an aerosol product onto my newly restored headlights, because it never goes on completely mirror smooth ... no matter how well it self-levels. Would it be possible to somehow buff this a bit to make it smoother -- after letting it cure for a week or so? Maybe with a super-fine polishing compound? Or maybe just a buffing cloth?

              How can we make it mirror smooth like the factory coating?

              I'm sure if we all think about it and are willing to experiment (I'll try it out on my car), we can come up with something good. Thanks for any help you can provide.
              We do not believe you will be able to successfully buff this. We have engineered it to lay down very flat, and it does, but to the discerned eye, it will not be the exact same as factory, but again, for 99% of persons, it looks great.

              Originally posted by topblissgt View Post
              we use this product in our detailing business on badly fogged headlights that we restore. After getting ther lens as clear as we can get it, we spray this on and it even clarify the lens a tiny bit more and now has a new UV coating so the fogging does not come back in a few months. The only issue is that you need to make larger cans of this so we are not buying this as much as we are.
              Happy to hear you enjoy using it. I will pass along your feedback regarding larger sizes.
              Nick Winn
              Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Online Forum Administrator
              Meguiar's Inc.
              Irvine, CA
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              • #22
                Re: Using Meguiar's G17804 Keep Clear Headlight Coating

                Originally posted by Hadertya
                Thank you, I was looking for this information
                Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed the article!
                Nick Winn
                Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Online Forum Administrator
                Meguiar's Inc.
                Irvine, CA
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