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    Using Meguiar's G17804 Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    Using Meguiar's G17804 Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    When using any of our headlight restoration products be sure to read & follow the directions on the product packaging, and use this article for a reference.

    If you have new lights or are using a different method to restore them, Meguiar's G17804 Keep Clear Headlight Coating can be used to protect them, and provides protection for 1 year(*Lab tested per ASTM G154-12a).

    For the pictures below we used Keep Clear Headlight Coating on our company 2017 Ford Transit 150.

    It is recommended for best results to apply in the shade to a cool surface. Next, use a glass cleaner like Meguiar's Perfect Clarity Glass Cleaner to thoroughly clean any dirt & grime from the headlights.

    Here are the BEFORE pictures of the lights.





    Since the product is an aerosol application, it is recommended to protect the surrounding surfaces of the headlight to prevent over-spray. If any over-spray were to get on a surrounding surface, it is recommended to wipe off immediately, since it can become stubborn to remove if left to dry.

    Although not an automotive specific product, 3M's ScotchBlue Pre-taped painters plastic works well for protecting surrounding surfaces.





    Headlight is completely clean & dry, surrounding surfaces are protected, and we are in the shade with a cool surface. We are now ready to apply the Keep Clear Headlight Coating. It is recommended to apply 2 medium wet coats to the entire headlight, overlapping your passes by 50%. Let the first coat dry for 3 - 5 minutes, and then follow with a second medium wet coat to completely seal the headlight lens. The coating dries in 3 - 5 minutes and will be fully cured in 24 hours.

    Below are some AFTER pictures of both headlight lenses completely sealed & protected. If you look, the below after pictures don't look all that different from the before! Meguiar's R&D Team has done a great job in getting the coating to completely self level.







    Thanks for checking out the article. Feel free to post any questions or comments.

    When using any of our headlight restoration products be sure to read & follow the directions on the product packaging, and use this article for a reference.
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    Re: Using Meguiar's G17804 Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    *bump* new article with overview of Meguiar's G17804 Keep Clear Headlight Coating
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    Re: Using Meguiar's G17804 Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Winn View Post
    Although not an automotive specific product, 3M's ScotchBlue Pre-taped painters plastic works well for protecting surrounding surfaces.




    THIS is great information! Just what I've needed. Headed to Home Depot now.

    BTW, I've had great success using the Keep Clear Headlight Coating. Gives ME more confidence when returning the customers car to them.

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    Re: Using Meguiar's G17804 Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by HCAD View Post
    THIS is great information! Just what I've needed. Headed to Home Depot now.

    BTW, I've had great success using the Keep Clear Headlight Coating. Gives ME more confidence when returning the customers car to them.
    Thanks and we are happy to hear! Feel free to share your work if you would like we would be glad to see.

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    Re: Using Meguiar's G17804 Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Winn View Post
    Thanks and we are happy to hear! Feel free to share your work if you would like we would be glad to see.

    Nick
    Hi all, so I've used the keep clear product on a few lights i've restored since the start of the year 2018.

    But my question is what does it look like near the end
    Of its service life on a headlight?
    Anyone has pics of that?

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    Re: Using Meguiar's G17804 Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by Condean View Post
    Hi all, so I've used the keep clear product on a few lights i've restored since the start of the year 2018.

    But my question is what does it look like near the end
    Of its service life on a headlight?
    Anyone has pics of that?
    Hi Condean,

    Just noticed your comment. When using Keep Clear Headlight Coating to protect new or like new headlights, there will be no visual indication when the coating has worn off. We suggest re-applying as often as you see fit, and just keep in mind it lasts for around one year.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Using Meguiar's G17804 Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Winn View Post
    Hi Condean,

    Just noticed your comment. When using Keep Clear Headlight Coating to protect new or like new headlights, there will be no visual indication when the coating has worn off. We suggest re-applying as often as you see fit, and just keep in mind it lasts for around one year.

    Hope this helps.
    This makes no sense at all. How is this product not gonna come off? NO visual indication when the coating has worn off, so basically my headlights are gonna look hazed for the rest of their life thanks to this freaking coating

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    Re: Using Meguiar's G17804 Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    I just did my headlights using the Meguiar's Clear Coating, I'm very pleased.

    You wrote, "We suggest re-applying as often as you see fit, and just keep in mind it lasts for around one year." So if in 9 or 10 months if the headlights still look good - what's the recommended renewal routine? Can I just wash them real good and reapply the Meguiar's Clear Coating or do I need to use Ultimate Compound for extra cleaning first?

    And lastly, can I apply a 2k clear coat over the Meguiar's Clear Coating to make it last longer?

    Thank you for your time and info

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    Re: Using Meguiar's G17804 Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    You wrote, "We suggest re-applying as often as you see fit, and just keep in mind it lasts for around one year." So if in 9 or 10 months if the headlights still look good - what's the recommended renewal routine? Can I just wash them real good and reapply the Meguiar's Clear Coating or do I need to use Ultimate Compound for extra cleaning first?
    I wouldnt go to a compound unless the headlight UV coating was already failing. I try to stay gentle while it is still good.
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    Re: Using Meguiar's G17804 Keep Clear Headlight Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryODS View Post
    I just did my headlights using the Meguiar's Clear Coating, I'm very pleased.

    You wrote, "We suggest re-applying as often as you see fit, and just keep in mind it lasts for around one year." So if in 9 or 10 months if the headlights still look good - what's the recommended renewal routine? Can I just wash them real good and reapply the Meguiar's Clear Coating or do I need to use Ultimate Compound for extra cleaning first?

    And lastly, can I apply a 2k clear coat over the Meguiar's Clear Coating to make it last longer?

    Thank you for your time and info
    We would not suggest using any type of clear coat spray in combination with our Keep Clear Headlight Coating. They will likely not work well together.

    In regards to re-applying, if the lights look in good shape, there is not special prep work required, just make sure you are working on a clean surface, tape off surrounding paint/trim, and re-apply.

    If the lights look like they need some prep work, or could benefit from a mild cleaning, our PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish would be our first recommendation.
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