03-19-2013, 08:45 PM
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Join Date: May 2009
Mein Auto: 2003 BMW 540i
Restoring headlights (Final mission) Help.
Okay, a year ago i did a review on the sylvannia headlight refinishing system.
For lack of better word... This kit also failed, but theres more.
The failing point was the clearcoat, while the clear was good, there was not nearly enough, given it was wiped on.
The clearcoat looked good for 6 months on the X5 (which saw rain, snow, & all the other bad stuff) and I reapplied the clear, but now it's just peeling off.
The 540i's have fared much better, the 03' is in good condition, but had some fade, while the 97 is a bit better since it's hardly moved.
Okay onto the main topic...
I want to adress the main problem with the kit, the clearcoat. To make something like this work, I need a GOOD UV clear. I've googled some ideas and have come across Krylon Fusion UV clear coat for plastic, which i've read a headlight redo on. So for that redo, it looked quite good after a decent wet sand.
My question to the forum is, do y'all think it's worth it? Any input on a better clear coat?
2003 BMW 540i [Sterling Gray / Gray]
[Msport] [Mods from A-Z] [Two-Tone Interior]
PM for info
1 Set of BMW E39 OEM Individual Gray Leather Interior Trim [Click
Broken E39/E38 Rear Quarter Window Sunshades (complete, just ones that can't retract anymore) PM me
Last edited by Dking078; 03-19-2013 at 08:53 PM.