If there is any part of your car where staying clean is critical, itís your headlights. Once oxidation starts to work its way around your headlights it produces a cloudy surface on the face of your them and impairs your ability to see clearly. I donít think I need to explain the safety factor in this, but I can explain how easy it is to fix. Restoring headlights typically involves machine sanding with multiple grades of sandpaper to remove the built-up oxidation, and then following that work with machine polishing to remove the sanding marks. Not only is this a time-consuming process, itís expensive too. Aside from the cost of the machine, you also need to factor in the sanding disc, the interface pad for the disc to contour to the headlight, compound, polish, and the foam pads for those steps. While this is a sure-fire way to remove oxidation, there is another way. A faster and more cost-effective way too!
Meet the Diamondite Restore & Protect Headlight Kit. A simple and toolless solution to oxidized headlights. This two-step system uses a unique formulation free of harsh solvents to chemically strip the oxidation from the face of the polycarbonate headlight. Thatís it! The second stage of the Diamondite Restore & Protect Headlight Kit is a hard, durable coating that will protect the headlight from UV rays and other contamination that will slowly degrade its appearance. Just like step one, this is as simple as wiping the product on the headlight. No complexity or tricks, just clean and clear results.
Do you want to see how simple it really is? Letís walk through the entire application process on this Subaru Outback.
Just like you would with any detailing work, start on a clean, cool surface and work out of direct sunlight. Once youíre ready to start the process don the included pair of nitrile gloves and grab step one.
The Diamondite Headlight Oxidation Remover is a pre-soaked wipe that will remove the oxidation by chemically stripping it, so make sure you followed that very first step and youíre wearing the nitrile gloves.
Start rubbing using a circular motion evenly across the headlight. You should begin to see an amber-brown discoloration that indicates a successful reaction of the product. You can repeat this step as many times as needed, however, it is important to note that this step will not remove the fog, this is completed in step two.
Now that weíve successfully removed the oxidation, itís time to move onto step two. Open up the Ceramic Headlight Coating wipe and start wiping from top to bottom across the lens. Itís imperative to do it in this motion specifically. The goal of this step is to apply even coverage across the area in a single swipe and then overlap by 50% on the next wipe repeating the same motion.
The Ceramic Headlight Coating is self-leveling and no secondary wiping of the area is required. Just be sure to wipe away any residue that may have gotten on the paint.
And just like that, without the use of any machines or sanding equipment we were able to restore these headlights from their worst. The Diamondite Restore & Protect Headlight Kit is an ideal option for anyone that wishes to bring back the optical clarity of neglected headlights, no experience required!