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 1 year ago
    • Pancake Batter
      Pancake Batter In reply to sharkvshark

      Boz 2011 what the heck do u mean by “look at the reflection” did u REALLY think anyone was going to understand what that’s supposed to mean ? I think not. Do Elaborate

      about 2 days ago
    • GOOSEAF
      GOOSEAF In reply to sharkvshark

      @sharkvshark only if it is a slightly abrasive wax it has to be abrasive enough to cut through the orange peel of the clear coat and then you need to reseal it and polish it with a good quality UV resistant wax or one of the newer spray and buff products. Otherwise it's almost identical to leaving your car with absolutely no wax on it. Hope that helps. Good luck, if you haven't already taken action on it.

      about 3 days ago
    • KoStiKYoDa 3hundy
      KoStiKYoDa 3hundy In reply to sharkvshark

      @adam smith

      $25 an hour is pathetically shit money. Our labourers here in Australia make more and are on at least $35 p/h, a tradesman like me is on $57.50 p/h dayshift, $66 on nights, 2 and 1 roster (1week of dayshift, 1 week of nightshift, 1 week RnR), $3050 after tax for my first weeks work (dayshift), $3411 for second week night shift, $6451 for only 2 weeks work, year round. And I average a $9,500 - $10,000 yearly tax return. You're about 15% below the poverty line if you were on that shit rate over here. Exchange rate aside, yours is still a crappy hourly rate. Pfffftt...

      about 11 days ago
    • Rosslyn Lim
      Rosslyn Lim In reply to sharkvshark

      What can I do to fix a run?

      about 18 days ago
    • Karl Morris
      Karl Morris In reply to sharkvshark

      2018 silverado with painted front end , after they repaint the trim , it was $2,000. , under warranty of course. $1300. Parts alone .

      about 1 month ago
    • ki jssn
      ki jssn

      After couple of months, there's some cracks on my headlight that i believe it's from clear coat

      about 3 hours ago
    • Jon Da Silva
      Jon Da Silva

      The second I heard you say water, I knew you were from NJ

      about 7 hours ago
    • Patrick Walker
      Patrick Walker

      Finished up with the clear gloss and within 15 minutes a massive storm has rolled in and now I wait and see what comes of the project...

      about 10 hours ago
    • Jetah
      Jetah

      can you do a 5 year update or did you sell the car?

      about 1 day ago
    • Emanual0607
      Emanual0607

      Great Job!

      about 1 day ago
    • michael emerson
      michael emerson

      yeah that is how my spray bottles end up spraying too

      about 1 day ago
    • ome emo
      ome emo

      😏😪

      about 1 day ago
    • Dan Cook
      Dan Cook

      Thanks ChrisFix! This worked great. I just did this on my 03 Lexus IS300. Results were amazing.

      about 2 days ago
    • BURR the PROcess '19
      BURR the PROcess '19

      The clear coat on the first headlight I tried dried running a bit bc I sprayed too much. How do I fix it?

      about 2 days ago
    • Jetah
      Jetah In reply to BURR the PROcess '19

      sand off the run and reclear.

      about 1 day ago
    • Kakaroto
      Kakaroto

      I used a satin clear coat instead of a gloss clear coat and realized that just now. Is there a way to repair it or do i need to do the whole proccess again using the correct gloss clear coat?

      about 2 days ago
    • Pranav Kp
      Pranav Kp

      Nice Vid. Could you please make a video on how to paint your own car?

      about 2 days ago
    • amine787
      amine787

      Does it work with semi gloss clear ?

      about 2 days ago
    • kazuku san
      kazuku san

      That is plastic head light cover what about with glass head light cover light proton/Mitsubishi used

      about 3 days ago
    • Cory Harts
      Cory Harts

      If I really want it to shine, can I compound and polish it before I put the protectant on it?

      about 3 days ago
    • Callie And Marie
      Callie And Marie

      I was born in a pt cruiser so I know everything about pt cruiser

      about 4 days ago
    • LukzForEver
      LukzForEver

      I thought it was a miata headlight at first.

      about 5 days ago
    • Eric McElroy
      Eric McElroy

      When are you posting videos

      about 5 days ago
    • Christian rodriguez
      Christian rodriguez

      Yup I fucked up my headlights... put one clear coat layer and they automatically cracked?

      about 5 days ago
    • ensquared
      ensquared

      I wouldn't say this is entirely true. I did this method but it only lasted about 6 years.

      about 5 days ago
    • cheryl campbell
      cheryl campbell

      If the car makers would make them glass again..

      about 5 days ago
    • Mopar_ Dude
      Mopar_ Dude In reply to cheryl campbell

      cheryl campbell they cant because of safety regulations.

      about 2 days ago
    • Will B
      Will B

      I used Meguir's 2-step headlight restoration kit, it works very well and it's cheap

      about 6 days ago
    • Will B
      Will B In reply to Will B

      Niljdm kp61 Meguir's claims that the spray on protectant will last a year until it needs to just be sprayed on again. (You only need to clean the headlight the first time.) I've had the product on my headlights for about a month and so far so good.

      about 1 day ago
    • Niljdm kp61
      Niljdm kp61 In reply to Will B

      What is the durability expectation for that product? I’m unsure on doing this or just buying a kit.

      about 2 days ago
    • Cal Skinz
      Cal Skinz

      When I was professionally painting cars, we used news paper. Garbage bags makes so much more sense. Thanks for that.

      about 6 days ago
    • Charles Denham
      Charles Denham

      I followed these instructions in the video, and the headlights on my 03 Highlander look new! Amazing, just amazing. Thanks Chris!

      about 7 days ago
    • Omar YT
      Omar YT

      This works great tried it on my moms minivan

      about 7 days ago
    • issagoat
      issagoat

      i thought this is the kind of video that use *dried ramen* to fix everything

      about 7 days ago
    • MonthlyVidProduction
      MonthlyVidProduction

      Here (0:25) to this (12:20). A lot of difference and it looks amazing!!

      about 7 days ago
    • mysterious man
      mysterious man

      thank you Mr Chris for translation to Arabic ... you care about us

      شكرا جزيلا لك ❤

      about 8 days ago
    • Nyla Johnson
      Nyla Johnson

      Great technique!

      about 8 days ago
    • Vinncent Chacón
      Vinncent Chacón

      2:55 el papel para lija esta en español jajajaja

      about 8 days ago