After a nice afternoon of washing, waxing, and detailing your ride you notice that your headlights are becoming foggy. This is frustrating because despite your best efforts to keep them clean, they become hazy, cloudy or yellowed. So what causes this and how can you fix it? Have no fear Lamin-x is here to help!
To Blame: Innovations in Headlight construction.
Back in the good ole day headlights were made of glass, however now they are almost all made of a hardened plastic. Despite this plastic being reasonably strong, it’s also is naturally porous. A little known fact that’s partially to blame is that the manufacturer’s now cover them with a protective film. This film does its job for a few years but inevitably fails for several reasons such as bulb heat, road chemicals, the sun and Mother Nature! So eventually the plastic will oxidize and haze.
No Big Deal? Or a serious problem?
A common misconception is that headlight haze/fog is a problem simply because of the appearance. This is true, however there is also the safety issue involved. This oxidation causes light output to be affected, thus a loss overall light and distance the light actually covers. As we all know if you can’t see something you can’t avoid hitting it. There have been studies that show that 9 of 10 nighttime accidents occur due to headlight issues.
So how do you fix your Hazy Headlights?
Well one option you have for an immediate quick fix is simply to buy new ones. However when you call a dealer or head down to you local auto parts store you will be shocked when you hear the price! This is because cars headlights are built as modules now, so you can’t just buy the lens cover you have to buy the whole shebang. This hits the wallet hard when 2011 model lenses can range from $380- $1500. Take note this does NOT include luxury model prices!
Luckily, Lamin-x is here to provide you with another option that is nowhere near as expensive $15.95 to be exact and better yet it works great! Lamin-x offers a 3M Headlight Lens Restoration Kit that’s perfect for renewing your dull, hazy, yellowing headlights and fogs. Don’t go out spending hundreds of dollars replacing your lights spend a small fraction of the price and get awesome results!