So, how do you make the right decision?
With the modern styles used in car manufacturing, we now have a plethora of styles and shapes to choose from. Modern-looking shapes are made possible in part by plastic and what plastic molds can do!
This, of course, includes the plastic headlight assembly for these modern-looking vehicles. These lenses will become cloudy yellow and unsightly over time, and not much time at that! We’ve seen this issue on vehicles as new as two years old!
The first question you might have is, “Why?” And the second question is, “What can I do about it?”
The first explanation is that the lenses are extremely sensitive to UV damage. In fact, ALL vehicle manufacturers use a UV protective clear coat on your vehicle’s painted surfaces! Why is this the case?
Because if they didn’t, your paint would behave similarly to these lenses!
This was one of the issues with old “single-stage” paints used on vehicles as recently as 20 years ago. The “life” of these coatings was extremely short.
To illustrate one of the disadvantages of “single-stage” paints such as lacquers, you could literally come back 25 years later and wipe the paint off with a lacquer-soaked rag!
In fact, do not attempt to clean your lenses with any solvent, such as lacquer thinner or a similar chemical! However, lacquer thinner will not harm your car’s clear coat. This is because they are activated products that must be mixed with a catalyst to harden. UV protection is made possible by this formulation.
The manufacturers could apply a UV protective coating to the lenses, but they choose not to because they are satisfied with the lenses’ longevity and do not want to increase the cost of manufacturing these lenses.
So, we have to come up with our own way to fix the headlights. This is exactly why we’ve tried out a few professional headlight restoration kits and this is apart from the previous best headlight restoration kits we’ve tried on.
Turtle Wax Headlight Restoration Kit
Rain-X Headlight Restoration Kit
3M Headlight Restoration Kit
Now maybe you’re going to ask, do headlight restoration kits work?
The short answer is yes, based on our experiment, but not everyone will have the same experience. It all comes down to how you look at it after you apply these restoration kits.
So what are you waiting for? Try it out right now and see for yourself.