Headlight Restoration is what you need If your headlight is looking like the picture below.
What Makes Headlights Dull?
The most common form of headlight damage is by the UV from the sun and it gives them a yellow foggy look. Generally, this starts from the top down and eventually makes your lamps turn yellow and affects your vision at night. If you leave them for too long, they will eventually become irreparable, resulting in the need to replace both headlights.
Oxidation: Acrylic headlights oxidize when exposed to UV light. Headlight lenses come with a clear top coat to help prevent this, but eventually, the coating wears off, and sunlight makes the headlight cover plastic less opaque.
Physical Damage: When you drive on the road, your headlight is constantly getting hit by gravels, bugs, fallings from trucks, and other debris that gets kicked up. This wears down the top coat and creates pits and scratches on your headlights, adding to their cloudy appearance.
Dirt and Chemicals: After several years on the road, a thin layer of dirt and chemicals form on the lenses. This opaque layer dims the beam coming from your headlights.
Water Vapour: Headlights are manufactured with a watertight seal, but wear and tear can cause this seal to break. Condensation then forms inside the lens where you can’t wipe it away. The water droplets scatter the beam of light, further reducing visibility at night.
How to Keep Headlights from Turning Dull?
Park your car in the shade: If possible, park in the garage or under a shady tree (but then you get tree sap). If you don’t have that option, face your headlights away from the sun when parking outside to reduce UV exposure and slow the oxidizing process.
Wash your car: Every three months, wash the headlights with automotive soap to clean away dirt and chemicals that promote fogging.
Polish the headlights: Use a non-abrasive polishing medium and a microfiber cloth to polish your headlight lenses and remove early signs of yellowing.
Our Headlight Restoration Service
We can provide a thorough plastic headlight restoration to get your headlamps back to their original shiny state, and it comes with one year warranty. Best of all, we can come to you, allowing you to access a quality, convenient and reliable service.
We cater to all vehicle makes and models and organise a time to come to you, at your home or office and service all areas of Sydney. Our specialist team can carry out headlight restoration in the Sydney CBD (link TBA), Eastwood (link TBA), Box Hill (link TBA), Gables (link TBA), Schofield (link TBA), Granville (link TBA), or anywhere in our service area.
If you’d like to find out more about our headlights restoration services, or want to add the headlight restoration process as an add-on to your existing car detailing package. Simply book online in just 60 seconds or give us a ring on 0434 440 240 now.
Why Is Headlight Restoration Important?
Your vehicle is required to do an eSafety Inspection if the car is older than 5 years old. You will need to pass this check to renew your car registration. It’s a mandatory pre-inspection that determines whether your car is in a road worthy condition and therefore safe to drive and for drivers around you.
One of the common requirements for eSafety check approvals, is the criteria based on whether your headlights are in safe working order. With a headlight like this, you won’t pass the eSafety Inspection and you will be fined if you drive an unworthy car.
Furthermore, the cloudy dull headlights don’t mark a great first impression during car price negotiations. If you’re selling your car, there is nothing more unappealing than the look of faded yellow headlights as it really does emphasise the wear and tear on your vehicle. Always an essential feature when it comes to investing in any sort of pre-sale car detail where you are looking to maximise your returns.
What is the headlight restoration process?
Headlight restoration can be a troublesome process requiring meticulous attention to detail. It can be quite a fragile part to handle and often requires the outside and inside to be buffed by machine and by hand for tough to reach areas i.e the inside of the headlight. Also oils may transfer on to the light bulbs when handling the headlight by hand, these oils can cause your lights not to last as long and reduce it’s overall quality. In summary, the restoration process involves buffing out the oxidised parts of the headlight and polishing it finely to capture a smooth, clean and clear finish, delivering a nice beam of light for better vision at night.