Are your headlights scratched or have cracks?
Perhaps your car headlights are foggy and no longer look as good as they used to be? If your answer is yes, then you are due for headlight restoration Newport News. Your car headlights are one of the most important features of your car. Good headlights ;
- Are bright enough to maintain perfect visibility on the road
- Ensure the safety of you and other motorists
- Are energy-efficient and won’t drain your battery fast
- Makes driving enjoyable because you do not strain to see
- Accentuate the luxurious appearance of your car
Faulty headlights do the exact opposite. They limit your visibility and put you at risk of getting into accidents while driving. Which is why you need an auto detailing expert.
Common Headlight Restoration Problems
Cracked or Scratched Headlights
Poor Headlight Beam
Headlight Restoration Process
Step 1- Prepping Phase
We start by applying adhesive tape around your headlight cover to protect the surrounding paintwork. Our auto detailing expert then uses a spray bottle filled with soap to loosen up the oxidized coating on your headlight lenses. Next, we use a sanding pad and good old elbow grease to scrub the oxidized coating from the lenses.
Step 2- Cleaning Residue
The next step is using a microfiber towel to wipe off any residue left. It leaves your headlight lenses looking smoother and a bit shinier before the next process. Sometimes our auto detailing experts alternate between a spray bottle and sanding pad to get rid of stubborn oxidized layers.
Step 3- Lens Restoration
Our Just’In Detail headlight restoration Newport News experts uses a premium polishing compound that works like a turtle wax headlight lens restorer to remove sanding marks and residual scratches. The compound is applied to the lenses and then buffed with a rotary polisher.
Step 4- Re-applying Uv Sealant
The final step is reapplying the UV protection coating that prevents your headlights from fading. This special headlights restoration sealant also prevents further oxidation from UV light. We have UV sealants for every type of car and our detailing experts know which one to use at any given time.
Step 5- Final Buffing
After an even application of UV sealant wax, our headlights restoration auto detailing expert will give your headlights a final polish with a microfibre towel. And that’s it, your headlights are good as new again!
your headlights are good as new again!
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The rate of road accidents at night went up by 11% in 2020. Many of those accidents were caused by poor road visibility.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety discovered that improving the quality of headlights in a car can reduce road accidents by a whopping 20%! The study also found out that cars with good headlights restoration reduced accidents at night by 15%. So, there is hope for safety on the road.
Headlight Restoration FAQs
How much should you pay for headlight restoration?
How much you pay for headlight restoration depends on various things like location, the condition of your headlights, and the auto detailer you are working with. You could always go the DIY way and by a headlight restoration kit that would cost around $30. However, we do advice hiring an auto detailer in Newport News to restore your headlights. This guarantees improved visibility on the road and will enhance the appearance of your car.
Is it better to restore headlights or buy new ones?
It depends on the current conditions of your headlights and budget. No matter how scratched, dented, flickery or foggy your headlights are, restoring them can be way cheaper than buying a new set of headlights. Getting professional headlight restoration in Newport News and have your headlighs look good a new again.
How long does headlight restoration last?
High quality headlight restoration should last you for years. However, restoration longevity also depends on the condition of the headlights before restoration and the environment in which the car is driven in. You can increase the longevity of your headlights by applying a UV sealant that will protect the lamps from oxidizing.
How can I make my headlights crystal clear again?
First, apply adhesive tape to protect the paint around the headlight. Spray the headlight with soapy water to loosen the oxidized coating. Wet sand the headlights to remove the oxidized coating and prep it for polishing. Use a soft cloth and high quality polish compound to polish the headlights and remove sanding marks. Apply a UV sealant and a finally buff with a microfibre cloth and your headlights will be crystal clear again.