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Over time, headlight lens will cloud up due to the sun's UV activity. With so many of the newer cars having large surface areas of their lens exposed (as we do with the ATS), I'm wondering if the lens manufacturers have come up with lens compounds that resist this weathering effect? If they haven't, and you are going to keep your car for several years beyond warranty, and if the car is not garaged, I'd recommend that whatever exterior detailing materials you use should have labeling indicating UV protection. Over the last 20 years I have been using such products as Zaino Z2/Z5/ZCS/ZAIO and Blackfire Wet Diamond/Clearseal. However, if clouding occurs, this can relatively easily be removed with stepdown wet sanding.
 
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303 aerospace protectant, I would be more concerned with the inside of the housing lenses because a lot of newer Cadillacs I see have spots and specks on the inside compared to any damage or contamination on the outside.
 

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303 aerospace protectant, I would be more concerned with the inside of the housing lenses because a lot of newer Cadillacs I see have spots and specks on the inside compared to any damage or contamination on the outside.
Although I do detail my cars with sealants that also protect from UV damage, I go over the lens' with 303 after each wash...just to be sure. Also, the UV damage usually doesn't appear for several years and even longer when the car is garaged.

As for the specks and spots inside the lens', I've got them from the git-go, but never brought it up to the dealership. Now I'm wondering if I should as it certainly does look like imperfections due to poor quality control. Also, perhaps I should start a new thread asking if anyone else has this issue? However, I don't know if I want Caddy to muck around with my headlights
 

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I live in Saudi arabia and we usually have sever sand storms 3 days a week and I used 3M clear coat film for the whole front end it works perfectly it just need waxing every six months (5 minutes job) and comes with 5 years warrnty it costs around 250$
 
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Although I do detail my cars with sealants that also protect from UV damage, I go over the lens' with 303 after each wash...just to be sure. Also, the UV damage usually doesn't appear for several years and even longer when the car is garaged.

As for the specks and spots inside the lens', I've got them from the git-go, but never brought it up to the dealership. Now I'm wondering if I should as it certainly does look like imperfections due to poor quality control. Also, perhaps I should start a new thread asking if anyone else has this issue? However, I don't know if I want Caddy to muck around with my headlights
I have them and see them on other newer Cadillac's, FYI someone here did make a thread about it a while back.
 
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