Protection for headlamps

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Some accessory shops mentioned tinting but I don't they will last either. Looks like when Turn yellow, sand down and clear coat back....
 

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'there are lots of videos in youtube for DIY and to protect the headlamp....
 

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Hi Guys,

Any recommendation on how to DIY to protect your head lamps from turning yellowish over time?

Thank you.
regular cleaning, avoid long expose under hot sun and reduce night drive...after washing coat with a layer of wax.

Never use HID or way brighter bulb.
 

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regular cleaning, avoid long expose under hot sun and reduce night drive...after washing coat with a layer of wax.

Never use HID or way brighter bulb.
His, I think HID is standard.......:biggrin:
 

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Some accessory shops mentioned tinting but I don't they will last either. Looks like when Turn yellow, sand down and clear coat back....
the other thing about protection is it keeps all the heat in too. Shortens lifespan of the bumb
 

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ppl have claimed that tinting the headlamps causes craze..... i have been wanting to tint mine for a while now... waxing does help, but it turns yellow very quick


**heck should just tint them, its already very yellow and is crazed badly all over
 

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I believe HID is not a factor in making the headlamp yellowish, look at some general cars like Myvi which doesn't come with HID yet it is common to have headlamp yellowish issues after a few years.
 

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Sun UV, you can see on most the top yellow more. My wife's SUV parked under porch and in office at basement also turn yellow.....hhahhahah
 

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just do uv coating...
 

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where can we do this uv coating... been looking for any sort of uv protection products, kenot cari.... T_T
Erm.. I'm wondering if we can use normal car wax? If not then those special coatings like Opticoat or something?
 

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I just do cleaning and waxing once every 2-3 months using the Soft99 cleaner wax bought from AEON/Tesco, good enough already if just to maintain.
 

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Erm.. I'm wondering if we can use normal car wax? If not then those special coatings like Opticoat or something?
been using normal car wax myself.... dont think its doing any harm
 

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Erm.. I'm wondering if we can use normal car wax? If not then those special coatings like Opticoat or something?
Can apply waxing however doesn't last long enough compare to coating. Unless able to do it periodically.

By the way, few years ago I applied OptiCoat for my headlamps, so far still look like brand new.
 

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