Another Headlight restoration
Today we did yet another headlight restoration. If your lights look like the first few pictures, then maybe we can help. Our process really repairs these lights and lasts for years, not months. Buffing and polishing them are fine, but if you want a permanent fix, come see us.
This Honda Pilot is in the shop to get the headlights restored. As you can see in the first picture, the lights were looking pretty bad. Not only does this look bad, but it also limits the amount of light that hits the road. Its caused from the sun’s UV rays. Its actually rotting the plastic lens. What we do is sand all of the decay off and try to get it down to good clean plastic again. You can see this in the 3rd picture. The 4th and 5th picture shows the finished results. The last image shows the new LED bulbs we installed for the owner. The LED’s are on the right (as on your screen) the left is the factory bulb. Quite a bit of difference. This combination should help her see better at night.
Parking lot mash up
This Tahoe was the unfortunate recipient of some front bumper and fender damage last week. Fortunately, the owner was not in it and no one was injured. We will be replacing the front bumper and left headlamp.Here you can see Chris working his body work skills on the fender. Once it was finished and primed Paul took over and got it painted today. This one will be reassembled tomorrow and cleaned up for the customer. If all goes well, she will be riding tomorrow evening.
This is a close up look at our head light restoration process. As you can see the head light in the Suzuki is looking pretty bad. First thing we do is remove the light. Next we sand the light to remove all of the old yellow dead plastic. Once the sanding is complete, we make sure all the edges are sanded by using a scuff pad and a cleaner on the light. When its dry, we set it up in the booth and prep it for paint. We mask off the areas that dont get painted to do a neat and clean job. We have a special process we perform with proper materials to ensure the clear coat sticks to the plastic. Once that step is complete, we use high quality clear coat on the lights to bring the clear look back. Once the clear is dry, we reinstall the lights into the car. This is the best method I have seen to restore these plastic lights. There are other methods that work, but they must be performed several times a year to stay on top of it. Once this process is done, you can expect years and years of service out of them.