After time and exposure to climate elements, automotive headlights’ and taillights’ clarity can be diminished due to sun damage, oxidation, and scratches. Cloudy, foggy and yellowed lenses can reduce headlamp function at night or during poor visibility conditions, which is especially dangerous during the Autumn/Winter season. The Turtle Wax Headlight Lens Restorer Kit contains the essential tools to restore headlight and taillight clarity at home, without the need to invest in new headlight lenses.
If you want to find an easy way to safely clean and restore plastic headlight lenses at home, follow our simple step-by-step DIY guide below!
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While there are multiple methods for cleaning plastic lenses, including household items, a specialised solution like the Turtle Wax Headlight Lens Restorer Kit is the best way to restore dull yellowed headlights and protect them from future yellowing.
We recommend tailoring the application and method depending on the severity of the oxidation for best results.
1. What if I only have light hazing or cloudiness on my car’s headlight. Do I need to use the whole kit?
We consider this light headlight lens oxidation.
Step 1: Start by cleaning the headlight with the Lens Clarifying Compound using a soft cloth to spread and remove the product. It will remove surface oxidation.
2. What if my headlight lenses are extremely cloudy, will this headlight restoration kit make the headlights look like new?
We consider this condition as a heavily oxidized. The Turtle Wax Headlight Lens Restorer will greatly improve lens clarity. If the lens is micro-cracked or extremely weathered, it may not return to its original condition, however, lens clarity will be greatly improved. The Headlight Sealing Wipe will also fill in surface imperfections and also improve lens clarity.
3. How long will the clarity last from the Turtle Wax Headlight Lens Restorer Kit?
This depends on the condition, age and amount of sun exposure to the car’s headlights. Generally, the restoration will last four to six months before some discolouration returns. However, it will not be as severe and the new oxidation will easily be removed by using the Lens Clarifying Compound.
4. Can I use the Headlight Lens Restorer Kit on other clear plastics?
Yes, the Turtle Wax Headlight Lens Restorer Kit can be used to remove scratches from Plexiglass, clear plastic vinyl and other clear acrylic materials. Always use the Headlight Clarifying Compound first.
If the plastic surface does not improve after application, discontinue use (the plastic may be too soft for this kit).
5. Can I reuse the kit on more than one vehicle?
Yes. The restoration pads can be used over and over. Once the sanding pad surfaces wear out and are no longer effective, it is time to re-purchase the Kit.
6. I still have some scratches I can see, how can I get rid of them?
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