Follow the guide below to determine the current condition of your headlights
Mild oxidation — 30% or less of the lens is oxidized
When oxidation appear only on some parts of the headlight lens while factory UV coating is still intact on majority of the surface area. Oxidation usually appear on the top portion of the lens where the lens has direct exposure to the sun’s UV ray.
- Can be restore?The damage portion of the lens is certaintly reparable. However, due to the overall quality of having intact factory UV coating, a partial restoration may be recommended.
Heavy oxidation — 60% or more of the lens is oxidized
This is the most common types of damage caused by UV exposure. The majority of the lens factory UV coating has been eaten away by prolong UV exposure, plus normal wear and tear through poor drivng condition.
- Can be restore? If there isn’t any other permanent damage to the headlights besides oxidations, getting these kinds of damages repair will restore 85-95% of clarity back onto your headlights.
Light to heavy hairline like fractures just under the surface of the lens. Usually appear at the direct path of the headlight light beam. Caused by a combination of UV exposure and prolong exposure to extreme heat under the sun.
- Can be restore? Crazing close to the surface on the headlight lens may be minimized via sanding. Unfortunately, the majority of these kind of damage are irreparable. Depending how severe the crazing is on the headlight lens, and location where it appears, sometime a headlight replacement is recommended.
Internal fogs, condensation, water puddle, molding
When there's fogging or condensation inside the headlight housing, it usually means a leak around the headlight seal, and the boot around the bulbs. Moisture gets trapped inside and has no where to vent. When these condensation dries out, they usually leave water spots, and in worst case, mold may start to grow.
- Can be restore? Unfortunately our headlight restoration process only deals with what is on the surface of the lens. We won’t be able to remedy any of these internal condition.