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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-24-2018, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Default XCT Trunk light has spots flaking

I own a 13 XCT and when I was cleaning it the other day, I noticed there were spots on the trunk light that were flaking off. I could scratch it off with my fingernail or even the microfiber towel. Any ideas on what may be causing this and what steps can be taken to address the matter? The picture shows me pointing to the spots on the light. Probably half of the light appears to have been impacted.
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I own a 13 XCT and when I was cleaning it the other day, I noticed there were spots on the trunk light that were flaking off. I could scratch it off with my fingernail or even the microfiber towel. Any ideas on what may be causing this and what steps can be taken to address the matter? The picture shows me pointing to the spots on the light. Probably half of the light appears to have been impacted.


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Yeah it's some sort of clear coat. I noticed my 2012 is coming off too.
What happens when it all comes off?
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My 13 is doing the same. I have used the headlight restore kit from Plastix and some kind of "sealer" they have for the hazy headlights after you polish them out.

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I had this issue on my '13. I wet sanded the light and got it smoothed out. I could see where some clear coat over it would help after. I tinted mine to match my tail and turn signals. Came out looking great.

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Forgive my ignorance but what's the point in having clear coat on a light?
I have not seen this before.
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I would say it's to protect the finish of the plastic.
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Well it already has light scratches from use. I just mean is this something I need to care about or can I leave it off?
I assume the light is sealed inside with rubber gasket of some kind so this really shouldn't be a thing to be concerned about but I don't know.
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Well it already has light scratches from use. I just mean is this something I need to care about or can I leave it off?
I assume the light is sealed inside with rubber gasket of some kind so this really shouldn't be a thing to be concerned about but I don't know.
Yes, the light is sealed with gasketing material - probably permanent such that the light cannot be opened. At least the tail/brake light assembly is done in this manner. Whether or not you worry about the trunk light depends on whether it develops the peeling.

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Yes, the light is sealed with gasketing material - probably permanent such that the light cannot be opened. At least the tail/brake light assembly is done in this manner. Whether or not you worry about the trunk light depends on whether it develops the peeling.
3rd post in this thread. Mine is already coming off. I've never seen this coating on other lights so that was my question if it really matters or not.
I guess I'll find out since I don't plan to redo it.
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