At some point, many of you have probably noticed someone’s faded, yellowed, or old looking headlamps. This is actually very common and can start happening to any plastic lenses (which are most of them) after years of exposure in direct sunlight.
It’s a common problem, and it can usually can be fixed fairly easily and inexpensively. If you are a do-it-yourself kind of person, there are a lot of headlight restoration kits on the market. You can buy them at any auto parts store or at Walmart or Target. The kits range from polishes that you wipe on and off — which don’t last quite as long — to actual sand and polish kits that take a little longer, but produce better results. Headlights can range anywhere from $75 to hundreds of dollars each. These days, you have to buy the whole light as an assembly. You can’t buy just the lens. It’s much less expensive just to repair them.
It takes about an hour to do both sides, which includes masking them up, sanding them with a fine grit sandpaper, and then polishing them afterwards to get that new glossy look. If you don’t feel like taking this project on yourself, Miracle Body and Paint in San Antonio, TX will glad help you out! Don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more about our auto body and paint repair services.