Today's headlights are manufactured of polycarbonate, that is, plastic coated with a protective silicone hard-coat. The damage is unsightly and severely restricts the headlight beam by as much as 90%.
The DETAIL PLUS Headlight Restoration System is a complete, easy to learn system that will remove the damage to restore the appearance, clarity, illumination, photometry, and optical qualities of the headlights.
Headlight Restoration Kit Includes:
- 1 - Pneumatic Mini Buffer (0-2000rpm)
- 1 - Disc Pad Holder (Backer Pad)
- 1 - Soft Interface Pad
- 1 - White Sheepskin Cutting Pad
- 1 - Yellow Foam Cutting Pad
- 1 - White Foam Polishing Pad
- 50 - Sanding Discs (600 Grit)
- 50 - Sanding Discs (800 Grit)
- 50 - Sanding Discs (1500 Grit)
- 50 - Fine Sanding Discs (2500 Grit)
- 2 - Heavy Polishing Compound (16 oz)
- 2 - Light Polishing Compound (16 oz)
The DETAIL PLUS Headlight Restoration System is designed to restore headlight lenses that have become yellowed, cloudy, or oxidized. By restoring the lens you will improve the performance of the headlight and enhance the appearance of the vehicle.
Headlight Lenses have either a hard surface layer or a UV resistant coating on the outer surface of the lens. Once a lens has been degraded by sun or UV light and becomes yellow or cloudy, it is necessary to remove the yellowed layer in order to restore clarity to the lens. The effort required to do this to the lenses caries from vehicle manufacturer, year, model, and headlight design.
With the Headlight Restoration System, use a pneumatic mini buffer (0-2000 RPM), equipped with a backer pad and sanding discs to remove the yellowed layer from the headlight lens surface. Use the buffer at 1000 RPM to avoid excessive heat that can cause damage to the lens which may be difficult to remove. Two sanding steps will follow to refine or reduce the sand scratches that are made when removing the yellowed layer. Finally, use compounds and a foam pad to remove the fine scratches and create a final finish on the headlight lens.
Consider the condition on the headlight lens
- If the lenses are 3-5 years old and do not have any yellowing or do not appear cloudy, do not proceed with the Headlight Restoration process.
- This process will not repair moisture, damage, or defects on the inside of the headlight lens.
- If lenses are yellowed and/or cloudy due to age and weathering, proceed with this process.
- Larger or extremely hazed lenses may require more effort.