Headlight Restoration using Clear Coat. This video will show you how to clean and restore your headlights so they will never turn yellow or hazy again! You have seen videos on restoring headlights with bug spray, toothpaste, baking soda, and the kits you buy in the store, but all of these methods are temporary and eventually the haze and oxidation will come back.
My method will first make the headlight clear by wet sanding and then put a UV coat on it to seal it in.

Headlight Clarity Updates:
1yr Later: instagram.com/p/8iyExTOjFm/
2yrs later: www.instagram.com/p/BC7Ov-zOjLe/?taken-by=chrisfixit

New longer lasting clear coat: amzn.to/2JU2Fap
Clear Coat I used: amzn.to/1RiHCcw
2000 grit sandpaper: amzn.to/1XqDuhG
Wax: amzn.to/1cxIXj0
Compound polish to remove orange peel: amzn.to/1TtfoOC
Rubbing Alcohol to Clean Lens: amzn.to/1NFOVQY

Using Bug Spray to Clean Headlights (WARNING!!!): automobilrevue.net/v/QVltYkJabnR1WTg?list=PLDD611CFB36FC65F2
How to use Toothpaste to Clean Headlights: automobilrevue.net/v/clhIVFhkbFd3MXc&list=PLDD611CFB36FC65F2
How to Remove Moisture from Headlights:
automobilrevue.net/v/S05XVGlka3hjbVE&list=PLDD611CFB36FC65F2

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Comments

    • sharkvshark
      sharkvshark

      After 3 coats of clear gloss... There is some haziness from paint I believe. What shall I do to get absolutely clear glass now?

      about 9 months ago
    • Tameca Hamilton
      Tameca Hamilton In reply to sharkvshark

      +bernardo ojeda right!? They dont make glass anymore a major car manufacturer fail!!!

      about 11 hours ago
    • lfilson
      lfilson In reply to sharkvshark

      +Neal Edmondson People are so fucking broke these days. How is spending 3 hours working on fixing something instead of just throwing money at it lazy? Any douchebag can get something new. This keeps money in your pocket and plastic from the land fill.

      about 19 hours ago
    • ART Detailing
      ART Detailing In reply to sharkvshark

      +adam smith $100 for OEM roadlegal headlights? I think not. Not to mention the hassle of having to take them out. Maybe you have an old car that is easy to do that too. But on higher end cars you'll be up in the 1000s for new headlights and a pain in the ass to replace.

      about 5 days ago
    • 0hjaa 2.0
      0hjaa 2.0 In reply to sharkvshark

      Just buy new headlight housing.
      Those aren't that expensive.
      Unless.. you drive brand spanking new car.

      about 14 days ago
    • Michael Erwin
      Michael Erwin In reply to sharkvshark

      I followed this for my 2000 Mustang which had yellowed badly and it's not perfect but close to perfect...Thanks Chris for the excellent tip. Just a note to some out there, there are preventative treatments that work great...but you need to apply them when your car is new.

      about 15 days ago
    • Mohammad Elouta
      Mohammad Elouta

      you are the most useful man

      about 1 hour ago
    • Tameca Hamilton
      Tameca Hamilton

      Thank you so much I need this! I cant remove myself so will have to do this! I have a 06 Chrysler 300. Best vid ever! I am a single gal who does all my car detailing and dont know much about cars! I wanted mine like new and will definitely try this! Can't wait! New sub here for sure!

      P.S How much time it take doing this?

      about 11 hours ago
    • Angel Valdivia
      Angel Valdivia

      Does this method apply for any kind of headlight🤔?

      about 12 hours ago
    • Sachem Center
      Sachem Center

      only one suggestion, should buff first before spray clear cout

      about 13 hours ago
    • tarun choudhary
      tarun choudhary

      Still works. Thanks Chris

      about 17 hours ago
    • Elias Sanchez
      Elias Sanchez

      Thanks for the video bro I will do it to my headlights 👍👍👍

      about 23 hours ago
    • WarDaddy Prod
      WarDaddy Prod

      H
      I bet everyone is here with their new first cars just like me huh?

      about 1 day ago
    • Kyle Pullins
      Kyle Pullins In reply to WarDaddy Prod

      yep

      about 22 hours ago
    • Shakeel Adnan Hashmi
      Shakeel Adnan Hashmi

      Love you so much if you could give me a heart I'll be crazy

      about 2 days ago
    • Kingrai 15
      Kingrai 15 In reply to Shakeel Adnan Hashmi

      You are a little late buddy, go to a newer video.

      about 2 days ago
    • Zri
      Zri

      My headlight is much2 more worst than this, its orange and very dark. But because of this video i manage to get it back clear. Tq bro

      about 2 days ago
    • Kevin
      Kevin

      Took blue tape off and right rear tire fell off! 😆 seriously though Chris Fix thank you. My 2 million mile Volvo Semi truck headlights are bright again.

      about 3 days ago
    • EZ TV
      EZ TV

      I have done this technique one three different cars and it has worked really well. The first one I did three years ago and now, the clear coat is starting to yellow and come off. I love this channel and think Chris is awesome but this technique is definitely NOT permanent. It’s by far the most effective and longest lasting treatment under buying a brand new headlight. I’ve used other DIY techniques and even rainx (etc) kits but nothing worked as well.

      Another great thing about this is that you will have that can of clear coat for every touch up you’ll need in the future. You use such a small fraction of it.

      about 3 days ago
    • Sandra Ehi
      Sandra Ehi

      Hi

      about 4 days ago
    • Angela Chesnick
      Angela Chesnick

      Thank you -- the headlamps look great.

      about 4 days ago
    • Nicolae Iosif
      Nicolae Iosif

      If i use 3000 and then apply the clear coat it is ok?

      about 4 days ago
    • Lambda Studios
      Lambda Studios

      my parents just bought me an 18 hear old Dodge Ram 1500 farm truck. 156,000 miles for 2 grand. Need to clean the headlights, THANKS FOR THIS VIDEO!!

      about 4 days ago
    • renoration
      renoration

      @chrisfix My clear coat was to thick and it ran down:/ what do you recommend me doing Chris? Do the process all over again since the beginning ?

      about 5 days ago
    • Yves Godin
      Yves Godin

      I followed the instructions, used all the same products, after the clear coat cured, there is like 1000 little cracks that appeared...

      about 5 days ago
    • EZ TV
      EZ TV In reply to Yves Godin

      Yves Godin I’ve done this trick one three different vehicles. Two worked perfect, 1 had the same issue you wrote about. What I’ve found is that you have to let your headlights COMPLETELY dry before you put the clear coat on. Use a paper towel to dry them off, but if there is any residue or liquid, the clear coat will run and dry cracked. Another thing to watch out for is over applying. You want the can to be about 8”-10” away from the headlights. Do a steady pass by with each spray. I’d recommend getting some cardboard and practicing your stroke a few times if you’ve never worked with spray paint before or even just to practice. You won’t use but a small fraction of what that can has on the headlights.

      Also, I did this treatment about three years ago and it’s time that I redo my headlights again. This technique does last a long time but it is in no way a “permanent” solution. I love Chris Fix videos but he made an overstatement with this one.

      about 3 days ago
    • Ashley Forbes
      Ashley Forbes

      Hey Chris, I did everything exactly as you instructed and it came out awesome! However when I sprayed clear coat on the first headlight I put it on WAY too thick and it cracked and ran. The second one came out perfect and the first still looks better than it did previously so I’m not that upset about it. But do you have any tips for trying to fix that? Should I just sand it all off and try again? Thanks!

      about 5 days ago
    • Kody Escalante
      Kody Escalante

      Wooder

      about 5 days ago
    • Octavio Lozano
      Octavio Lozano

      Can you sand in a circular motion using buffer machine?

      about 6 days ago
    • Scott Watts
      Scott Watts

      Shouldn't 90% alcohol be used instead of 70? 90 is used as a solvent and thought that would be better for cleaning tiny debris.

      about 6 days ago
    • The Great Pablo
      The Great Pablo

      Thanks mate

      about 6 days ago
    • Barcodes Cortez
      Barcodes Cortez

      Thank you for the video I wish I would had waited for spring, did mine in the garage but is like 20 degrees out and clear looks like it crack now to do all over when is nice and hot out.

      about 6 days ago
    • Mikey Flotega
      Mikey Flotega

      Clear coating headlights is like bleaching assholes.

      about 7 days ago
    • OwNoK
      OwNoK

      2019?

      about 7 days ago
    • Debby Dee
      Debby Dee

      Help,  if I scrartched the lightcover because I sanded too hard,  how can I fix it?

      about 8 days ago
    • Joshua Leskinen
      Joshua Leskinen

      This works perfectly.
      Over a year and a half on an Acadia and still looks perfect.
      This is even with the vehicle driving through Michigan winters and only being parked outside. No garage :[

      about 9 days ago
    • KT
      KT

      There were so many “That’s what she said!” Jokes in this video sorry for noticing

      about 9 days ago
    • Emily Brown
      Emily Brown

      trying this tonight wish me luck🤘🏼

      about 9 days ago
    • Emily Brown
      Emily Brown In reply to Emily Brown

      cole lush yes they look better than they ever have!

      about 8 days ago
    • cole lush
      cole lush In reply to Emily Brown

      Emily Brown did it work

      about 8 days ago