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Innovative Detailing
Apr 5th, 2011, 09:47 AM
Here is a job I recently performed testing out a new 2 part wipe on coating to replace the failed OEM sacrificial coating.

The lenses were completely resurfaced using the Meguiar's Professional Headlight Restoration Kit and the included unigrit 3" discs. After my last pass of 3000 grit the lenses receive a wipe on 2 part coating for long lasting results.....After the lenses are coated and completely cured they may be waxed or sealed after 48 hours for total protection.

Here are a few of the stills....

http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k448/Havasulvr/2002%20Jetta%20Headlight%20Lens%20Restoral/DSC_0284.jpg

http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k448/Havasulvr/2002%20Jetta%20Headlight%20Lens%20Restoral/DSC_0282.jpg

http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k448/Havasulvr/2002%20Jetta%20Headlight%20Lens%20Restoral/DSC_0289.jpg

http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k448/Havasulvr/2002%20Jetta%20Headlight%20Lens%20Restoral/DSC_0296.jpg

http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k448/Havasulvr/2002%20Jetta%20Headlight%20Lens%20Restoral/DSC_0315.jpg

http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k448/Havasulvr/2002%20Jetta%20Headlight%20Lens%20Restoral/DSC_0321.jpg

Here is a 60/40 shot after the lens is partially coated

http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k448/Havasulvr/2002%20Jetta%20Headlight%20Lens%20Restoral/DSC_0323.jpg

http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k448/Havasulvr/2002%20Jetta%20Headlight%20Lens%20Restoral/DSC_0338.jpg

Here is a video I put together using my flip recorder..

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Thanks for viewing....have a great day!

Tafner
Apr 5th, 2011, 10:10 AM
Very nice David!
The headlight looks better than new.

Congratulations on the job well done.

Innovative Detailing
Apr 5th, 2011, 10:17 AM
Thanks Tafner for the compliments!

Yes it is a replacement clear coating for the failed sacrificial OEM coating.

Andrew C.
Apr 5th, 2011, 11:23 AM
Are you supposed to apply it after 3000 so it has a rough surface to adhere to as opposed to polishing it smooth?

Looks great!

greg0303
Apr 5th, 2011, 05:17 PM
Great work, David.


I have the same question like Andrew: what's surface prep for coating ?

Hemin8r
Apr 6th, 2011, 08:24 AM
Great work as always David. I guess I have the same question as Andrew and Greg.

Innovative Detailing
Apr 6th, 2011, 08:19 PM
Are you supposed to apply it after 3000 so it has a rough surface to adhere to as opposed to polishing it smooth?

Looks great!


Great work, David.


I have the same question like Andrew: what's surface prep for coating ?


Great work as always David. I guess I have the same question as Andrew and Greg.

Thanks for all the good words and for viewing......

This product is applied after resurfacing the lens with 3000 grit, you do not polish the lens out. By doing so it acts as an adhesion promoter, therefore allowing the new sacrificial coating to bite and adhere to the lens for the best results.

greg0303
Apr 6th, 2011, 08:23 PM
Very cool, no polishing. That makes life easier.

Thanks, David.

tapp1
Apr 10th, 2011, 06:11 PM
What do you use for a sealant/coating?

Hemin8r
Apr 11th, 2011, 08:06 AM
Thanks for all the good words and for viewing......

This product is applied after resurfacing the lens with 3000 grit, you do not polish the lens out. By doing so it acts as an adhesion promoter, therefore allowing the new sacrificial coating to bite and adhere to the lens for the best results.

That makes sense, Thanks David.