View Full Version : Headlight Protectant application

Nov 28th, 2015, 07:05 AM
Hello !
I just polished my headlights and to protect them i ordered Meguiar's Headlight Protectant G17110

Can anyone give me some tips on how to apply it ?

The Guz
Nov 28th, 2015, 10:26 AM
A foam applicator or a microfiber towel works fine. Remember a little product goes a long way. It's a wipe on wipe off type of product from my experience using it.

Also it's been recommended to reapply every 6-8 weeks.

davey g-force
Nov 29th, 2015, 04:48 PM
Also it's been recommended to reapply every 6-8 weeks.


In that case, you'd be better off applying a sealant like Ultimate Wax.

The Guz
Nov 29th, 2015, 06:14 PM

In that case, you'd be better off applying a sealant like Ultimate Wax.

Yeah that is what Stoops has posted about it.

Here is the main thread


Highlights from that thread:

This product should prove to be a better choice for UV protection than a wax or sealant. It's fine for any sort of plastic, polycarbonate, plexiglass etc. so it will be fine on your roof, tail lights, etc.

Meguiar's Headlight Protectant should be applied by gently working the product into the headlight, and then wiping off immediately. Another option if the product does dry on the headlight is to simply re-apply and wipe off. We also recommend re-applying every 6-8 weeks to ensure even coverage.

Nick Winn
Nov 30th, 2015, 06:49 AM
In the case of protection for headlights, we would recommend our Headlight Protectant as it is designed specifically for clear plastics, as opposed to a wax or sealant which is designed for paint. Meguiar's waxes and sealants are OK to use on headlights, but are just not going to be as good of protection.

Dec 7th, 2015, 11:49 AM
Thanks Guys !!
Ill give it a go.My car stays on garage all time and i use it once a week, so i think protection will last more than usual

Dec 7th, 2015, 09:51 PM
I put a nickel sized amount of the product on the corner of a clean microfiber towel and quickly spread/massage it into the headlight. Then quickly turn the towel over to a clean side and buff the excess off.

It tends to dry very quickly so you want to work kind of fast in order to prevent any streaks or residue. I like using it every month or so on the new Kia.

Dec 12th, 2015, 10:10 AM
I applied it today

i put a small amount in a microfiber towel.I spread it slowly all over the headlight doing circles.
I left it like that a bit and than i buffed it with a clean microfiber towel !