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Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:07 pm 
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hey guys- just read the thread below, and thought id share a tip with yas. i stumbled on it by accident. i had the typical yellow headlight problem, and let it get realy bad before attempting to fix. the earlier thread on this worked great, but i made an interesting discovery. i had cut the small writing off of the bottom of a fpv sticker (clear background) the small writing 'ford performance vehicles' and stuck it on the bottom of one headlight. when i removed this to buff the yellow off the headlight, i found that the plastic underneath was not yellow at all! so after i had polished them clear again, i went to my local sign writer and bought some commercial clear contact, stuck it on and trimmed to size. there is no hint of yellow after 2 years. if anyone has a problem with yellow returning after polishing, this may help. sorry if youz already know this, but i hadnt seen it anywhere before.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:19 am 
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It will only work if the clear contact is 'uv-stabilised', meaning that ultraviolet light (from the sun) will not affect it.

Good tip though! I will do this after i polish my headlights again!
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Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:25 am 
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yeah next time im in Kmart ill ask the shelf stacker for some UV stabilised contact......how blank will the response be?

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:34 am 
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gogetta wrote:
yeah next time im in Kmart ill ask the shelf stacker for some UV stabilised contact......how blank will the response be?


I think its a great idea even though some take the piss out of it. Sign writers would use UV stabilized materials as they do make signs that sit in the sun.....
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Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:06 am 
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Agreed.
Not much point going to Kmart when stationary suppliers would most likely have a suitable product as well.

Headlight protectors also work very well to reduce UV damage.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:17 pm 
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yeah next time im in Kmart ill ask the shelf stacker for some UV stabilised contact......how blank will the response be?



what do you expect for $6.50 an hour?

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:55 pm 
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Cheers for the tip man. It's a pain in the a** buffing the lights to as new every 6 months then watching them fade to yellow again. I'll give it a shot. It definately needs to be the commercial stuff then?
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Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:30 pm 
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yep. dont use the stuff that you would put on your maths book. i found that there were hundreds of little bubbles when you looked close. but they went away after a couple of weeks. you couldnt tell when you looked at the car generally tho.

i dont know why people would pay you out about it. you cant even tell there is anything on the light.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:44 pm 
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Good tip mate

 

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