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20 McLaren, Irvine, CA 92618
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Protecting and Repairing Plastic Headlights at Spectrum Collision

Nowadays, cloudy headlights are one of the common defects on a modern car that doesn’t have to be. There are a few steps or actions that help that can help to give your vehicle a good look and get the right light needed. These include preventive measures against wear and ultraviolet rays damage and fixing damages that occur.

Why Did Automakers Use Plastic Headlights?

Glass lenses need special care, unlike modern plastic lenses. However, glass lenses have many disadvantages to plastic lenses. Glass lenses are far too expensive and do not give room for design flexibility. Another reason why automakers substitute glass for plastic is because of its weight. Glass lenses weigh more than plastic lenses and affect car handling in a wrong way.

How Can I Protect My Headlight?

Headlight protectant is identical to car interior protectants, only that they are clear or transparent. Applying the protectant to your headlights after washing your vehicle can protect it from ultraviolet rays. You can remove and replace the protection films with new ones anytime the old ones wear out. Consider installing a set of headlight guards to protect your headlights. These headlight guards are thin plastic or metal grilles that keep rocks and limbs.

How Can I Fix Surface Damage on the Headlights?

Several DIY processes range from applying toothpaste on the top layer to dissolving it with nail polish remover. However, the results will likely vary from causing a fundamental change to spoiling the lenses. For the perfect light scratches and oxidation removal, visit Spectrum Collision to get a professional to handle the repair.

However, you can get a repair kit provided you want to handle the repair yourself. The repair kits use fine grit sandpaper, polish, and writing agents to safely remove the damaged plastic layer. Nevertheless, be reminded that these kits are for removing a thin layer of material from the top of the lens. Removing deep scratches can result in low spots that can likely cause lens damage and light misdirection. Ensure masking the area around the headlight to prevent mistakenly sanding off the paint before using any of these kits.

Has your car’s light been foggy, and a light buffing hasn’t been able to restore them? Spectrum Collision in Irvine, CA, is the right auto body shop to visit. We have the best capable set of professionals that can handle all repairs on your vehicle at our vehicle repair center. Save yourself a few dollars, and let our technicians handle your headlights repair. We can provide full auto body services that help to keep our car in suitable working condition.


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