The headlight is an important factor for our car to drive safely, so it’s important to keep clean your car powerful beam light. Most headlight lenses are made of polycarbonate plastic which is perfect for taking harsh road conditions but it doesn’t play well with the sun. To protect it, the manufacturer coat the lenses with a UV protective film but overtime this film is destroyed by UV rays, hence headlights start to become yellowish which shows the oxidation process has begun. These are some steps that we’ve laid out below in order to restore your headlights.
Buy what you’ll need
Start gathering the supplies that you will need. The simplest way to do is to grab a headlight restoration kit which includes all necessary materials which help you to polish compound, paste wax, and a UV sealant.
Get your headlights clean
Secondly, go through the washing of the headlight lenses with car soap and water. Also, consider washing the surrounding areas too, so that the tape will stick during the next step.
Take off the headlight
It’s important for you to sand only the lenses, not the surrounding paint. So use the painter tape to completely block off the headlight and protect the rest of the car.
Wet the sandpaper and the headlight then sand the lens in straight, horizontal strokes. Make sure the surface should be wet as you work- otherwise you risk badly scratching the lens due to grit practical buildup.
Polish and Wax
Wipe off and dry your headlights then squeeze some of the polishing compounds out onto a clean microfiber towel. Once you have made the lenses clear again, you can take the wax to it. This will thoroughly clean and protect the lens in preparation for the final step.
Use UV sealant
You need to apply UV sealant to your headlight because you remove all old oxidized sealant when you sanded because the sealant is the protective layer that keeps lenses from hazing over again.
If you followed all these steps you will find an improvement in your headlight, however, some headlights need some professional assistance.
By using our facility of headlight restoration you can get the buffering process for crystal clear lenses, up to 200 percent improved brightness, saving money by avoiding replacement cost, removal of starches and visibility with our highly trained professionals.