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Headlight & Plastic Care

Headlight & Plastic Care

Headlights don’t get the credit they deserve. They are the eyes of your vehicle. They allow you to see at night and be seen by other motorists. Without them, you’d be blind. That’s why keeping your headlights clean and clear is so important. Clear headlight lenses increase your safety and they improve the overall appearance of your vehicle. What good is detailing your vehicle if you’re going to leave the lenses yellow and cloudy?

The good news about headlight lenses is that they are correctable. Cars were originally built with glass headlights that were easily broken. Most vehicles built since 1990 have polycarbonate lenses. This is a type of clear plastic that bounces back from considerable impact, making it an ideal choice for the front of a vehicle. The problem with polycarbonate is its tendency to yellow and cloud over time as a result of UV exposure. Fortunately, a number of products have been formulated to remove this haze and clarify damaged lenses with minimal cost and effort. In most cases, replacement can be avoided.

Over time, plastics on your car such as headlight lenses become cloudy and yellow as a result of sun exposure and contamination. But you can restore automotive plastics and headlights using a headlight restoration kit or plastic polishing kit.


Today's headlights are made of polycarbonate, a durable form of plastic. While plastic headlights are less likely to break, they are susceptible to UV damage, like any other plastic surface. Cloudy headlight lenses lessen the amount of light emitted by your headlights, making it harder for you to see the road at night. Protect yourself and maintain the value of your vehicle by correcting cloudy headlights with one of our do-it-yourself headlight restoration kits or plastic polishes. Choose from headlight kits by 3M, Wolfgang, McKee's 37, Meguiars, and more!


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