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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-31-2010, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Healights starting to peel

Well guys I had my headlights split and harleyiszed then put back together a few weeks ago and I just recently noticed that on the top part it appears that the clear is starting to peel. I tried meguiar's plast-x cleaner but it didn't work (also it did make my headlights look really clean). Is there anything I can do other than try the reconditioning kit?

I'm afraid to do the reconditioning thing because I have a friend that did it and said his headlights yellow much quicker now.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-31-2010, 02:30 PM
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Re: Healights starting to peel

Its the lense that is starting to peel? Thats weird. What heat did you bake them at?

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Re: Healights starting to peel

used a heat gun. Another member posted and told me that he reconditions headlights and it is just the plastic and not the clear and that I just need to sand and buff them and it'll be good to go.
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Re: Healights starting to peel

Oh ok, yeah I was gonna say Ive never had that problem, but I always use an oven

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Re: Healights starting to peel

For all I know the problem was there before the headlights got harleyized and I just didn't notice. not really sure
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Re: Healights starting to peel

There is no clear coat on the lens, it is just a clear plastic, so I don't understand what could be peeling off.

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Re: Healights starting to peel

yea it seemed weird but who knows. It almost looks like a chemical got on them or something and ate some of the lense
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Re: Healights starting to peel

What kind of paint was used in the mod?

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regular automotive paint. I had the same paint as is on my truck because the painter did a grille for me at the same time.
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Re: Healights starting to peel

Was it a catalyzed paint though or lacquer? If lacquer, the solvents in it could be the cause.

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