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Author Topic: Headlamps / clear coat is flaking off  (Read 286 times)

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Offline Ironhide

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Headlamps / clear coat is flaking off
« on: August 11, 2017, 01:25:03 PM »
After 9 years the clear coat which protects the headlamps is flaking off. :gaah:

Will I have to buy new headlamps or does anyone have an idea how to solve this problem? :idk:
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Re: Headlamps / clear coat is flaking off
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 01:33:21 PM »
Wet sand and polish the lens. Then spray with a quality UV clear coat.

It won't last as long as the factory, but you should get a couple years out of it.

Just remember, any blemish on the lens will be there forever under the clear coat.  As usual, prep work is the most important part of painting.
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Re: Headlamps / clear coat is flaking off
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 03:56:11 PM »
Another alternative that seems to work well enough is do the polishing to get it clear again, then use a spray on headlight specific protectant.  I reapply after every wash, seems to be holding up.  Solstice replacement headlight housings are expensive.
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Re: Headlamps / clear coat is flaking off
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 05:19:52 PM »
New OEM replacements are about $250 each.
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Re: Headlamps / clear coat is flaking off
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2017, 08:41:36 AM »
New OEM replacements are about $250 each.

Thank you all for your help. :yay:

By the way if you buy OEM replacement from an Opel dealer they take $767 each. :banghead:
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Re: Headlamps / clear coat is flaking off
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 01:13:05 AM »
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