Today we'll be installing the Husky Head Lamp Guards, part number HL06417. Before beginning the installation, open up the package and make sure that the head light film guard layout supplied with the product matches the actual film that will be installed on the headlight. You'll notice the Husky Head Lamp Guard Kit, it does come with a film, an application card, some installation solution, and a clay bar. We'll also need in addition to those a 32 oz spray bottle, a blow dryer and some quality paper towels or lint free cloths. You may also want to have an extra spray bottle full of soap and water. To begin, we'll need to clean the headlight surface.
So we'll use our soap and water solution, spray down the headlight and wipe it clean. At this point, it's not important to get it dry. We just want to get all of the dirt and debris off that we can and use the supplied clay bar will help to remove any debris that may be worked into the lens itself. It will also help to smooth the surface of the lens itself. Once you've worked the clay bar around the lens you can then just simply clean it off.
At this point you do want to get it as dry as possible. You can also use some water to help rinse the soap and other material off the lens. If your lens does have some minor blemishes in it you can use a headlight restoration kit before applying this film. With the driver's headlight prepared, we'll now repeat the same process on the driver's fog light. We'll now remove our film from the packaging material.
It's a good idea to get your hands wet using the application solution. This is simply the solution that you received with the package and water. Remember, you can't use too much of this solution. So go ahead and get your hands nice and wet. Wet down the film itself and as you peel it off of the packaging material you want to continue to spray as you're removing it on to the back of the film itself.
Now we use the same application solution and thoroughly wet down the headlight lens. And we'll simply set it into place approximately where it will sit, on the headlight lens itself. Now the real trick is to get it to sit in place approximately 1/8 inch from the edge of the lens. As long as the film stays wet, you can move it around on the lens. Keep spraying it down with the application solution. Don't forget to keep your hands wet. With our film roughly placed, we can now use the squeegee to work the water out from between the film and the lens of the headlight. You'll want to work from the center out to remove the bubbles from between the film and the lens. As long as the film stays wet, you can keep moving it around. You'll notice as the film starts to dry that it will become tacky. You want to try to work as much of the bubbles out before the film becomes tacky. Now as the water dries you'll see that the film actually adheres to the lens itself. You just keep working it in through the corners, letting the film dry and making sure that you keep it down against the lens. We'll then take a regular household blow dryer and heat the film around the edges continually working them into the lens. This will help it to adhere to the lens. With the film adhered, you can simply clean up the excess application solution using your soap and water solution making sure that you get it good and dry at this time. And with our driver headlight film on, we can move on to the driver's fog light. Again, we'll make sure that our hands are thoroughly covered in the application solution. We'll remove the fog light cover from the packaging material. And then we'll take our application solution and soak the fog light lens itself. We can then simply set it into place and keep rocking it around as it dries. You want to keep moving from the center to the outside squeezing the bubbles out of the film itself. Now the fog light lens is a dome shape so we will have to continuously work this around as the film dries. Make sure to keep the film centered with the fog light lens itself as that will offer the most protection. And with all the bubbles worked out we'll simply let it dry. You can use the hair dryer to help speed the process along. And with the driver's fog light done, well, you can move on to the passenger's side. We'll repeat the same processes installing the other two films. You will notice there may be some small bubbles within the film. The water that's in there will evaporate eventually and it may leave a small void. If they're small enough you won't notice them. With your new Husky Liner Films installed you want to make sure you do not wash the vehicle for at least 24 hours. That will give the film time to cure to the headlight lens itself. And that will complete the installation of the Husky Head Lamp Guards, part number HL06417 on our 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee.