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Foggy and oxidized headlights? Is it hard to see at night?



Headlight Restoration with Coating | Mobile Detailing Fresno
Headlight Restoration with Coating | Mobile Detailing Fresno and Clovis



There are many quick fixes alleged to restore them back to new. Like using toothpaste, bug spray, or dryer sheets. It may last a couple days to a couple weeks, but it’ll always go back to foggy. This is because manufacturers have sprayed a thin clear coat over the plastic headlight lens and have now oxidized which is a dead clear coat.

The only way to truly restore headlights is to sand off the dead clear coat using multiple grits of sandpaper from 600 grit all the way up to 3000 grit. Then to finish to a like new condition using a polisher to buff out the fine scratches wet sanding left behind.

To keep them from yellowing or fogging, a wax/sealant is applied every 6 months or so. Another option we do offer is a ceramic coating for a more permanent fix.

Swirls And Scratches

Fresno Mobile Detailing | Paint Correction
Fresno Mobile Detailing | Paint Correction

Have you ever noticed why your vehicle doesn’t look its absolute best even though it may be clean? 

Essentially these swirls and scratches are caused by improper wash methods (drive thru wash tunnel). All these scratches are in different directions reflecting the sunlight giving it a cloudy appearance. How I like to wash is to use multiple mitts that never go back into the same bucket. Clean a section of the car, toss it into a different bucket and use another mitt to do a different section. That way your wash solution stays clean and are not picking up the what would be dirty water.