How to Fix Foggy Headlights: 3 Different Methods


Dexter McCoy
Dexter McCoy

most dont have just new lenses,, buy the hole assembly,, break out the toothpaste an backing soda

Vor 4 Stunden
Dexter McCoy
Dexter McCoy

should of been a recall ,cant see at night , Safety

Vor 4 Stunden
Trevor Lee
Trevor Lee

What compound is best to use for the diy

Vor 2 Tage
Fuert Neigt
Fuert Neigt

Hey how do you comment on the other video with the most hits on how to clean headlights, he recommends that you sand it down and use clear coat spray paint to keep it permanently clear.

Vor 2 Tage
Teodor
Teodor

heatgun is the best way

Vor 5 Tage
Dean Wylie
Dean Wylie

Can you do another video like this but use my car for demonstration purposes?

Vor 6 Tage
Bacon gaming
Bacon gaming

Why don’t you just buy new headlight covers Lmaoo

Vor 7 Tage
Whoporschedatis
Whoporschedatis

11:36 I’m pretty sure that’s a glass headlight!! Lol

Vor 8 Tage
lol
lol

what is that blue tape called? i tried using scotch tape before..well that didn't turn out well because the glue is sticking on the paint

Vor 13 Tage
Mike R
Mike R

Where do you get those circular sanding pads?

Vor 14 Tage
fhhsvnggbh
fhhsvnggbh

However the bullshit about. secret UV coating is absolute garbage. Theres no coating its just polycarbonate plastic your rubbing off. so your just sanding away the actual plastic.

Vor 14 Tage
fhhsvnggbh
fhhsvnggbh

Finally a video telling some truths. All plastic headlights will do it, supercars are definelty not immune. UV from the bulb and sun yellows the plastic.

Vor 14 Tage
Völundr Frey
Völundr Frey

My diy solution was to wet sand then add some clear coat on it. After that you have the optional step to wet sand and polish in case of any minor orange peel. But it turned out pretty much perfect for me. 1 year later it's still holding up.

Vor 15 Tage
Jasper Martin
Jasper Martin

with the money you are going to spend saving the old lights. You can just buy new ones

Vor 15 Tage
Nic Parker
Nic Parker

what a waste of time. Gimmick.

Vor 16 Tage
Nelson Moreira
Nelson Moreira

Hey Larry! Thank you for another awesome video! Could you please share what that sanding block is that you have? Can't find it anywhere! If you still remember that is. 😅

Vor 18 Tage
Shaun Smith
Shaun Smith

Honda civic coupe?

Vor 19 Tage
MAACR4350
MAACR4350

Now the headlights look cleaner than the car

Vor 19 Tage
Normand Nicolas
Normand Nicolas

DW-40 will do the job

Vor 19 Tage
Super Toaster
Super Toaster

That is an amazing garage

Vor 19 Tage
Jeff S
Jeff S

You forgot one more DIY tip you can use oven cleaner on your headlight to clear it

Vor 20 Tage
Wayne Currie
Wayne Currie

I do the toothpaste trick about 2 times a year its not perfect but it works

Vor 20 Tage
Facundo Ferreyra
Facundo Ferreyra

Hi Larry, what did you use in the last steep as clear coat? Thanks for the videos!!

Vor 21 Tag
Junkerbunker
Junkerbunker

Been doing this since 1999. My dad taught me the tricks of pro headlight restoration when i was a kid.

Vor 21 Tag
Dalibor Joksimovic
Dalibor Joksimovic

That is some bullshit from the manufacturers. Make headlights properly ffs.

Vor 22 Tage
Jerry Lange
Jerry Lange

can i send you my lights to get cleaned?

Vor 22 Tage
Jerry Lange
Jerry Lange

i was sold on step 4 with the drill

Vor 22 Tage
Killawife
Killawife

Thanks justin timberlake

Vor 23 Tage
RadRich
RadRich

_How to prevent foggy Headlights_ - - - *STOP USING GAS STATION CAR WASH* the detergents used in these machines will coat and dull the plastic headlights. .

Vor 24 Tage
James Bradley
James Bradley

Thank you so much for the awesome video. I appreciate your time and effort with your generous knowledge. The "before" and "after" really are helpful. 😎👍

Vor 24 Tage
Goku Velasco
Goku Velasco

Or if u really want to protect it, just sand it down well and spray a layer or 2 of clear coat and that makes it shine and protects it from the UV

Vor 26 Tage
LMNOP686
LMNOP686

Your headlights will look better for about a year or so, then will return to their nasty, yellow appearance quickly. I got new lenses for $45 that will last 8-10 years before needing to be replaced again. "Fixing them" is a very temporary fix, and a lot of work.

Vor 26 Tage
lemmy999
lemmy999

I have used this method before and it turned out great. But even with the spray on protectant I only get about 3-4 weeks before it looks as bad as it did before.

Vor 28 Tage
TejasToolMan
TejasToolMan

a final wipe of Rain-x does wonders, but you have to be quick!

Vor Monat
edward toner
edward toner

Buy 2 new lights it's better and cheaper.

Vor Monat
Mutant Zombie
Mutant Zombie

Im gonna add this to my watch later so i can use this when i get a car

Vor Monat
goldenglove25
goldenglove25

I would like to see this done live cause people are forgetting most of your glaze lights is coming from the inside from the heat of the lights...

Vor Monat
TRACKZZ BOSS
TRACKZZ BOSS

i like clear coat at the end , protects the lens ,

Vor Monat
Pro
Pro

Great vid

Vor Monat
Moises Roman Ortiz
Moises Roman Ortiz

Gracias por tu alluda e aprendido mucho con tu alluda gracias

Vor Monat
Tailss1
Tailss1

So if you were to buy a uv protector and use it regularly when the car is new, the headlights shouldn't fade and oxidize to begin with?

Vor Monat
BMW Reviewer
BMW Reviewer

Great video! I used the sandpaper method to resolve mine. Here is the link if anyone wants to see my video on how I restored my headlights. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHotkJ9uuew

Vor Monat
WizzyWhipitWonderful
WizzyWhipitWonderful

Great job. Now I know that sanding is the best way.

Vor Monat
Anthony Dennis
Anthony Dennis

WD=40 cleans it instantly. This is the best way to clean the headlights.

Vor Monat
Ak Jay
Ak Jay

Best to buy a new headlight then the professional process lol. I am out ....

Vor Monat
MrPerezOP
MrPerezOP

What's in the black bottle (yellow spray head)?

Vor Monat
DGB
DGB

Amazing again love your videos

Vor Monat
Tommy L
Tommy L

Good headlight 411 - Thank You

Vor Monat
Si TheBugGuy
Si TheBugGuy

I always believed the fog was all on the inside. Thank you very much. 1-sand, 2-rub compound, 3-rub alcohol, 4-rub uv protector.

Vor Monat
Sam Smith
Sam Smith

I can get the exact same results with 800 wetsand PAPPER and a $3 can of clear coat

Vor Monat
Dave The Fisherman The Fake Farmer
Dave The Fisherman The Fake Farmer

It won't last, you have to change the headlights

Vor Monat
Tanmay Sahakari
Tanmay Sahakari

Thank you so much for this.. this help me out really nicely

Vor 2 Monate
Krishnar
Krishnar

Anyone know what block he's using

Vor 2 Monate
Rob Abdul
Rob Abdul

What a AWESOME comprehensive video on this topic. Thank you.

Vor 2 Monate
Greg W
Greg W

Try just using car wax, you will be amazed at the results. I use Turtle Wax and a cheap buffer but I'd say any wax would do. I've tried it on some yellowed lenses thinking it couldn't possibly restore these but they looked new. It removes oxidized paint so I guess it removes oxidized plastic too. IDK but it works and you never have to worry about damaging the paint. I've waxed some that was rather new and the waxed light looked clearer than the unwaxed light. The owners wanted all of em waxed, even the tail lights look better. It will last because all the oxidation is gone, over time it will oxidase again if you don't wax em one time a year. The people selling these kits don't want you to know about this simple way of cleaning your lights but I've done it for years for many different people and it never fails to work.

Vor 2 Monate
Maier Teodor
Maier Teodor

Hi! Can i use after sanding and polishing the headlights 2k clear coat with the spray gun? Thank you!

Vor 2 Monate
perry jones
perry jones

Please...specify (unless I missed it) the TYPE of polish or abrasive you use....not doing so is kind of like saying, "use sandpaper..." unstead of "use 800 grit sandpaper....". Again apologies if I missed it and thanks for the video!

Vor 2 Monate
Nick Lira
Nick Lira

Is there a video about sandblasted headlights? I live in Palm Desert/Indio, CA and we have blasts of sand in high winds here. I replaced one headlight under warranty and I can clearly see the original one is really bad. My paint, and windows are a different story. The car will never be the same regarding those. Thanks for the video! I would be willing to invest in the professional method hands down.

Vor 2 Monate
Jimmy Estefalk
Jimmy Estefalk

Tried the third method now my headlight looks like shit :/

Vor 2 Monate
William Krause
William Krause

This guy'd have a lot more credibility w/o that bizarre styled hair.

Vor 2 Monate
Victor Vaughn
Victor Vaughn

the ol' handa civic. it's such an awesome car.

Vor 2 Monate
Istok Brookfield
Istok Brookfield

Enjoyed your presentation; informative and practical. Thank you. [An irrelevant ASIDE: Do consider reconsidering the "AstroBoy-Do", though(it does you no justice; you're cute enough without it). ~;) ]

Vor 2 Monate
sc3140
sc3140

Great info, thx 4 sharing!

Vor 2 Monate
Sam Sonn
Sam Sonn

A clearcoat with regular washing and waxing can last many many years versus sealant only 3-6-9-12 months???

Vor 2 Monate
LiveLaugh MakeLove
LiveLaugh MakeLove

Apply Caranuba wax to them for long life.

Vor 2 Monate
Ying Chen
Ying Chen

*

Vor 2 Monate
M. Perial FeeZe
M. Perial FeeZe

I just use WD-40 & a paper towel

Vor 2 Monate
Ash Mp
Ash Mp

Mate, its so clear that you change the head lights

Vor 2 Monate
H2Oasis Window Cleaning Smith
H2Oasis Window Cleaning Smith

Awesome video Sir. I love the last method. I started out with the diy kits from auto parts stores. Now I do it the professional way. Thank you for your knowledge

Vor 2 Monate
PrussianKamikaze
PrussianKamikaze

so you don't need any coating for the DIY method?

Vor 2 Monate
Kani Fuker
Kani Fuker

Wet and sand and a clear laquer work best and last longer on crap plastic headlights.

Vor 2 Monate
Miche Farle
Miche Farle

Very helpful! Thanks

Vor 2 Monate
Zyrcon Cezar
Zyrcon Cezar

I belive that the cost of all those cleaning and polishing products and tools, easily exceed the cost of a brand new headlight lens.

Vor 2 Monate
RONNY ALLEN
RONNY ALLEN

Be careful when sanding. After a little time Len's have a tendency to crack, then you have to replace them.

Vor 2 Monate
NoMore9to5Work
NoMore9to5Work

Nice video AMMO NYC !!

Vor 3 Monate
ApexGrounds
ApexGrounds

my headlights are dirty from the inside, how would i clean that? Would i have to open it up?

Vor 3 Monate
lexustech48
lexustech48

Literally the best head light lens restoration video available. Wish I would have watched this first!

Vor 3 Monate
Gregory
Gregory

thanks for the knowledge

Vor 3 Monate
Raymond Parsons
Raymond Parsons

Very clear and precise , I learnt a great deal from watching this video. Thank you

Vor 3 Monate
roadstar499
roadstar499

There are some special uv headlight protectors that actually work..the problem is people never apply them...

Vor 3 Monate
Nad
Nad

OR, buy new ones. 😐

Vor 3 Monate
Paul Lowe
Paul Lowe

Toothpaste works very well and took about five minutes on my old car.

Vor 3 Monate
Nicky Surr
Nicky Surr

why my plastic head lights not yellowed? Chevy Blazer 1995 590k miles, Guide headlights(USA made), never ever been polished, i even rebuild an engine once and transmission once, but headlights are the same... And i never see yellowed headlights on similar trucks, pickups.... Any suggestions?

Vor 3 Monate
Christian Garcia
Christian Garcia

Can this application work for inside the lense?

Vor 3 Monate
Rick Morris
Rick Morris

Nobody answered what brands of UV protectant can be used............

Vor 3 Monate
Andrew Mitchell
Andrew Mitchell

Car manufacturers should just make the headlight cover/lens removable and then you can just buy a new headlight cover on ebay for $5 - $10 and replace your old one.

Vor 3 Monate
Audio Devil
Audio Devil

Nice. Thanks for the tips

Vor 3 Monate
All Senses Firing
All Senses Firing

I drove cars for many many years with glass headlights, and never once had a rock break one! Plastic is cheaper, more profits for the CEO, CFOs.....

Vor 3 Monate
Janis Jermaks
Janis Jermaks

Wd-40

Vor 3 Monate
Debra Chorr
Debra Chorr

That is what the car designer should have done ,I think foggy headlights should be call back repairs on many cars it deters the human sight. We should not have to find a resolution for something we have already payed for. It’s a safety problem.

Vor 3 Monate
David Meagher
David Meagher

Hey, I’ve wet sanded my polycarbonate lens all the way up to 7,000 grit. And I’ve polished with heavy cut compound down to ultra fine finishing compound. But no mater what I do the lens is still completely full of tiny micro-scratches??? Any idea what I’m doing wrong?? I just can’t get any clarity?? It’s almost like the lens is super soft?? It’s a 2007 model Lotus Elise if that’s any help. Any advice would be very much appreciated as the lens looks worse now than when I first started on it😞😞

Vor 3 Monate
SHRED CT
SHRED CT

I know the owner of the company who had that building built in Bedford hills.

Vor 3 Monate
Kurrency
Kurrency

Headlight fluid, obviously.

Vor 3 Monate
Marten Trudeau
Marten Trudeau

Thanks AMMO NYC

Vor 3 Monate
Tom Glander
Tom Glander

That sorted out a whole lot of confusion. Thank you. Best practices are fun to watch.

Vor 3 Monate
Bill Kendich
Bill Kendich

Actually glass lens headlights were fitted to some cars well into the '90s.

Vor 3 Monate
David Constantine
David Constantine

Hey

Vor 3 Monate
LoGiK 101
LoGiK 101

nice work mate!!! love your vibe on these tutorials, nicely done

Vor 3 Monate
AMMO NYC
AMMO NYC

thanks

Vor 3 Monate
John Conway
John Conway

By far the best headlight restore out there. Should be a million views. Thank you for taking the time and money to share your knowledge. The step by step is helpful as a lot of videos show the action with little explanation. Looks like I will be doing mine again with the cross hatch method. Thanks

Vor 3 Monate
Lee Hodsdon
Lee Hodsdon

303 aerospace protectant and Meguire's Headlight Restorer are both available at the car store. Both have UV protection; however, I see instructions for Meguire's saying it provides 1 year of protection. Don't know how long 303 lasts. What UV coating do you use? I'd like not to bother polishing the headlights every year and recoating. I suspect an end user applied UV coating won't be nearly as thick as put on the headlight by the manufacturer. Would've been interesting to see a side-by-side compare between your professional-level effort and using the DIY kits that include sanding discs along with a polishing ball/bonnet. Some of them even come with a UV protectorant but usually as a small wipe that coats the plastic just once. How well do the UV protectorants last against repetitive car washes? Seems once you polish off the remnant original UV coating and apply a thinner DIY application that you'll want to clean the headlights (isopropyl alcohol) and reapply the UV protectorant every year. Even with the kits that including a polishing ball with compound (e.g., Meguire's Mag and Aluminum polish) and a packet of UV protectorant, I've noticed gradual return of cloudiness after a couple years.

Vor 3 Monate
Drew James
Drew James

What kind of headlight coating for the last step would you recommend? I'm hesitant about aerosol cans because I don't want to leave any texture.

Vor 3 Monate

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