What is headlight restoration?

The surface of plastic headlight lenses degrade as they age, either from scratches or UV exposure. These lenses have a layer of clearcoat paint that slows down this aging. Headlight restoration polishes out scratches and oxidation, and adds a new layer of protection. The kits available at your auto parts store include a selection of sandpapers and polishes along with a quick drying clearcoat spray. Professional restoration uses a wider range of abrasives to get a perfect surface to apply an automotive-quality clearcoat. These professionally restored headlights will stay clear longer, but the process costs several times as much as doing it yourself.

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