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« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2014, 06:57:27 pm »

Yep, the clearcoat is the key to longevity. 
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« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2014, 08:25:59 pm »

Yep, the clearcoat is the key to longevity. 
rattle can laquer won't last long down here unfortunately, tried that already.
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« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2014, 02:15:35 pm »

Taking five minutes to touch up headlight lenses every few months isn't a big deal guys.
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« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2014, 02:20:03 pm »

Taking five minutes to touch up headlight lenses every few months isn't a big deal guys.

If you're like me, the problem is in the remembering 

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« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2014, 02:42:51 pm »

but also brought half a case of cold beer as a "thank you" tip.  Naughty



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« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2014, 02:49:45 pm »

BTW..... I had my Dad show up for a quick visit and tested the "Off" alternative on his '04 Altima....... it is the same as the brake fluid alternative. You have to keep on polishing the "softened" upper layer of the lens. I stopped doing the RH side and got my H7 degreaser, water and wax...... 5 minutes later both headlights were brand new again.
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ACRONYMS:
LUK  LMK  JIC  BTSTDTRT  YCYDYP  NFI-YTM  SPOBI, and the classic... DILLIGAS

'86 Mustang GT, X-303 cam, Holley DP 700, RG Tran., 289 Heads   Ford Smilie 2


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The right to be stupid is inalienable for sure however, there is no such thing as a right to impose stupidity onto others
Great Thoughts will Overwhelm a Feeble Mind
There is never money to do it right, but there's always money to do it over.
Knowledge based on external evidence is unreliable.
He, who doesn't ask, does not deserve an answer.
A mind is like a parachute it only works when it is open.  (oldmanjoe)
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. (Albert Einstein)
Tuning on a Dyno for the track, is like swim practice in a bathtub.
I can explain it for you, but I can't understand it for you. (90lxcoupe)
The proof of understanding is the ability to explain it. (H. Torruella)
Ignorance is bliss, but stupidity is orgasmic.
Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it. (Samuel Johnson)
The chaotic resistance of the opponents leads to the conclusion that they are not prepared to meet the challenge. The problem is already much more psychological then technological. [Bojidar Djordjev]
Individuals are rational and humane... Crowds are reactionary and barbaric. (Jason)
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« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2014, 03:54:28 pm »

but also brought half a case of cold beer as a "thank you" tip.  Naughty



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now HERE I LEARNED SOMETHING!! i thought medela was slang for the modelo i'm drinking in chicago.. learn something new every day..
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« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2014, 12:07:48 am »

What I take from that is Joel's after work kickback is in paradise...

Like 99% of us, I have to pay big to kickback like that.  

You're a lucky man Joel!

PS I'll be trying the headlight resto very soon.  My 98 with original headlights desperately need it.  Thanks for the tips.
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« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2014, 02:38:25 am »

BTW..... I had my Dad show up for a quick visit and tested the "Off" alternative on his '04 Altima....... it is the same as the brake fluid alternative. You have to keep on polishing the "softened" upper layer of the lens. I stopped doing the RH side and got my H7 degreaser, water and wax...... 5 minutes later both headlights were brand new again.

I'm an outdoorsman.  I can tell you that Off has alcohol and leaves an oily film on your skin.  It doesn't dry like alcohol.  This is likely why it will leave plastic lenses looking wet.
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« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2014, 05:44:54 pm »

BTW..... I had my Dad show up for a quick visit and tested the "Off" alternative on his '04 Altima....... it is the same as the brake fluid alternative. You have to keep on polishing the "softened" upper layer of the lens. I stopped doing the RH side and got my H7 degreaser, water and wax...... 5 minutes later both headlights were brand new again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-jtpzzFoNo&feature=youtu.be
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1988 GT long term project
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