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Headlight Restoration In Malaysia


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hlmaster

Posted 12 November 2014 - 07:22 PM

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Most of Malaysian owned personal vehicle due to not really established yet public transportation system. Car price in Malaysia are relatively expensive compared with their income so, most of people have to use car very long time and purchase 2nd hand car is quite common here in Malaysia. JPJ regularly inspection only for public transportation vehicle such as bus and truck. Government want a to give some freedom to owner of personal vehicle. Here is a some problem with headlight in Malaysia. Thousand of car on the road with not optical clarity head light condition due to many reason. Malaysia located at tropical area with always direct & strong ultra violet light comes from sun. Product life cycle of car could be longer than the other country.
2nd hand car has more problem than the others. Used car condition probably in good but, dealer simply polished head lamp to make it like new while it still can go a few years.
Manufacturers use a thin hard coat silicone as a protective coating. This coating is damaged over several years when exposed to lots of sunlight. Then, have to find a coating that has similar properties to the original coating. People should try to maintain original UV coating as long as they can. There are no protection better than original UV coating. Should they try to use a deoxidizer without sanding until original UV coating are alive. Once do sanding & polishing to headlight without proper coating will make very heavy yellowing in a few months but, polish & waxing is a only available method to restore headlight in Malaysia. Actually polish headlight until shinning is a very hard and time consuming job with many grinding air tools. People are tend to use a very strong acid contain deoxidizer to make their restore job make easy but, result of apply acid chemical to headlight is worst. Will have yellowish back with micro cracks in few months time. Micro cracks on the lamp surface are fatal and those lamp should be replace with new one
but, new headlamp cost are also very high in Malaysia if you have imported car. Then Just ignore this headlamp celerity while visibility problem when he driving on midnight.
Over the last decade, automobile manufacturers have focused on vehicle lighting improvements as a way to improve vehicle safety, as more than 60% of all traffic accidents took place in poorly conditions during that night time period. So many motorcycle accident during rainy midnight is nightmare at around corner of dimmed street lamp in Malaysia.

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 07:28 PM

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Polish
If it is minor, it can be polished out using a reputable brand of a car polish that is intended for restoring the shine to chalked paint. In more advanced stages, the deterioration extends through the actual plastic material, rendering the headlamp useless and necessitating complete replacement. Sanding or aggressively polishing the lenses can save some time, but doing so removes the protective coating from the lens, which when so stripped will deteriorate faster and more severely.


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 07:32 PM

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After apply Headlight master Restoration Spary

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 04:50 PM

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QUOTE (hlmaster @ Nov 12 2014, 07:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After apply Headlight master Restoration Spary

Whats that, tell me more

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 10:32 AM

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use colgate smile_thumbup.gif


it works....atleast quite amazing when considering what was colgate designed for in the first place... (polishing your teeth) smile_big.gif smile_big.gif smile_big.gif

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 08:13 AM

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QUOTE (rallychamp @ Dec 4 2014, 10:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
use colgate smile_thumbup.gif


it works....atleast quite amazing when considering what was colgate designed for in the first place... (polishing your teeth) smile_big.gif smile_big.gif smile_big.gif

That is why in the long run not good to use.....hhahahhahahahha smile_big.gif

Toothpaste only good for mild cleaning. Those that have blurred and especially have fine crack lines need to sand down first. I did for a member and ex colleague of mine.... smile_wink.gif

Read my DIY here....

http://forum.autowor...howtopic=106508

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 04:42 PM

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Anyone have experience with Meguiar's Headlight Protectant?? Can it effectively protect the headlight lens from Oxidation by the UV lights???

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 10:13 PM

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Hi Uncle Ice,

Nope, long time no use MG products dy. Anyway, if protectant need to apply regularly like sealant or wax.....



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Posted 01 June 2015 - 12:23 PM

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what is easily sourced UV coating to us consumer???

 

the average cost and affordable....those high range type is out of my reach...huhuhu



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Posted 03 June 2015 - 08:20 AM

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what is easily sourced UV coating to us consumer???

 

the average cost and affordable....those high range type is out of my reach...huhuhu

Probably spar urethane as in other topic. My friend ones already more than a year but only if you can source the product cheap or group buy....hahaha