Detailing your car is an easy concept to understand. However, to actually detail a vehicle and achieve the results a car detailing professional can is another challenge all together.
The first question to ask yourself is, ‘what do I think I know?’. This question is often very difficult to answer because you ‘don’t know what you don’t know’. And, not knowing when it comes to car paint and finishes can be expensive. Consider the following – Continue reading
Headlight restoration of foggy headlights is one of the quickest and easiest ways to make your car look fresh again.
There is no doubt that after headlights have yellowed or fogged, they make even the nicest cars look old, weathered and dumpy. That is true whether you are driving a Lexus, Cadillac or a Ford.
Glass Headlights Did Not Require Headlight Restoration
Older cars had glass headlight lenses and they were always clear. The bad news was the lenses were more susceptible to cracks or breaking. The new poly carbonate headlights are much tougher than their glass predecessors and if they do break, they will not explode into scores of pieces and shards. There is just a crack in the molded lens. Continue reading
Headlight restoration is a service that was not needed 30 years ago.
Thirty years ago headlights were made of glass. Glass transmits light extremely well and is easy to clean. So why change? The reality is glass breaks easily and cannot be formed into the various forms demanded by car stylists.
In recent years,glass headlights have been replaced by new style polycarbonate lenses that are impact resistant and can be styled as needed. They also can transmit light nearly as well as glass lenses.
Why Headlight Restoration Is Needed
Polycarbonate plastic lenses have many positive qualities. However, like most plastics, it can be scratched and the surface deteriorates when exposed to ultraviolet light (the sun). To overcome these realities, polycarbonate headlights are given a UV-resistant coating. This coating lasts for a number of years, but dirt and grit from the road, frequent washing and UV light gradually wears the coating down. When the coating is worn away, the polycarbonate is exposed to the elements and eventually you will have foggy headlights and will require a headlight restore. Continue reading