Headlight restoration is the process of decontaminating and polishing the exterior housing of the vehicle’s headlights. If not corrected, their performance may then become worse over time. This is due to the bonded surface contaminants from the environment. These contaminants can include hard water spots, bug splats, and harmful UV rays. These are the same defects that can harm your paint, which then entails polishing and waxing. When not treated, these items will slowly “bake” on the lenses.
Headlight Restoration: Cleaning Techniques
When proper cleaning techniques are taken, vehicle headlights can be brought to “like new” conditions. Autohaus Polishing implements the following steps whenever we perform a headlight polishing service on your vehicle:
- Decontamination & Clay Bar: We thoroughly clean and clay the headlights to remove all loose and bonded surface contaminants.
- Wet Sanding: Some headlights will have stone chips or deep scratches that cannot be repaired through polishing. These areas will be wet sanded prior to our compounding and polishing steps.
- Compounding & Polishing: We machine polish the headlights, matching the appropriate pad to the abrasive compound and polish.
- Apply Base Coat & Sealant: IDA certified techs will apply a ceramic coating after we complete our compounding and polishing steps.
After we complete these steps, your headlights can be maintained through routine hand washes! Autohaus Polishing does offer a contracted maintenance hand car wash service as well for those looking to have their vehicles properly washed and detailed on a monthly basis.
For more information on our available services, please use the menu above to browse our website. If you have a question or would like to schedule an appointment for any of our service options, give us a call at our facility in Santa Clarita at 661-200-0710.