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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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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.
How much is such coating?
 

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Mine was done as a demo, if in the market should be a couple of hundreds I assume. Depends whether your current headlamps need correction or not.
 

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Mine was done as a demo, if in the market should be a couple of hundreds I assume. Depends whether your current headlamps need correction or not.
Phew that's damn expensive leh! Poor me, I'd just rather DIY with the Soft99 wax every 2-3 mths, 1 silver can of Soft99 is just rm25 and can last me more than 2 yrs even with using for car body. :biggrin: But yeah for bro Voodoo with a brand spanking new AMG CLA45, this coating could be a perfect option.
 

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The quote I got from a pro was between RM400 to RM680 depending on brand of coating. My Myvi headlights got coated by Fishbonezken and it lasted about 5 years before starting to mist a bit.

Coatings might be expensive but if done properly and prepped properly, lasting that long kinda makes it worthwhile.

http://www.zerotohundred.com/newforums/showthread.php?t=405905
 
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I call up one reputable detailing shop asking for the coating. The sales guy offer to coat for free even though I told him that I am not going to do any coating for the rest of the car. He says that he coat for free so I can try out the product, hoping 2 years later I will come back and coat the whole car.

Not sure whether it's a marketing gimmick to get me go down and hard sell me.
 

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