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.
However, poly carbonate headlights have a UV protectant coating to help the plastic lens last longer. The coating will usually last at least three years or longer. But, over time the foggy, yellowing of the coating happens and headlight restoration is needed to remove the old coating and replace it with a fresh coating.
The Steps Of Headlight Restoration
The concept of headlight restoration is not complex. The success of doing it comes down to having the materials and performing the tasks correctly. Our process for rejuvenating has three basic steps –
• Step One – Completely strip the old coating off of the lens
• Step Two – Re-apply a new fresh coating evenly at the appropriate thickness
• Step Three – Allow the coating to dry completely – a crystal clear headlight will result
Unfortunately, vehicle owners find it impossible to get similar results with the do-it-yourself kits. These kits are basically a wax agent that is applied over of the old coating on the foggy lens. This gives you a temporary fix, but within months the wax wears off and foggy lens returns. Without the powerful stripping agent used by professionals, a DIY headlight restoration is a temporary “fix” lasting only couple of months.
Headlight Restoration – $65 and a Lifetime Warranty
At Auto Color, we strive to help you keep your car looking sharp. We have found headlight restoration is a small repair that can make a big difference. Not only do the looks of your car improve, but safety is increased as well. Your new headlight restoration means your visibility on dark, rainy nights will no longer be hampered by foggy, yellowed lenses.
Ongoing safety is why at AutoColor we guarantee your headlight restoration for life. We want you to look good and be as safe as possible in your vehicle.
A Headlight Restoration Will Save You Money
Headlight replacements can easily cost from $200 to $500 dollars (plus installation from $50 to $90). The Auto Color headlight restoration charge is only $65 and is guaranteed for the life of your car. If you pay for it once, you will never have to pay a second time and your headlights will look great and be safe.
For assistance with you next headlight restoration, contact the Auto Color headlight pro at either of our two locations in the Madison WI area – on Parmenter Road in Middleton or the southwest corner of the Stoughton Road and Buckeye Road intersection.
Auto Color’s convenient locations provide ease of access for surrounding cities including Verona, Waunakee, Fitchburg, Sauk City, McFarland, Middleton, Monona, Cottage Grove, Sun Prairie and Deforest and all of Dane County.
For help with your headlight restoration or other auto body needs in Madison WI, call Auto Color at 608-831-9554 or email us.