Q: What is polycarbonate?
A: Polycarbonate is a hard, plastic which has been preferred over glass for various reasons. Plastic is easier to mold, lighter, and more resistant against chipping. It is also less likely to shatter from impact when compared to glass. Because of its durability, polycarbonate is also used in critical applications such as aircraft canopies, bulletproof glass, and safety glasses.
Q: Why are my lenses cloudy, yellow, pitted, dull, etc.?
A: Although polycarbonate is durable against impacts, it is porous and more susceptible to environmental damage. Automated car washes, acid rain, temperature changes, and the sun's UV (ultraviolet) rays slowly degrade the plastic. The lens will turn yellow or cloudy and the outside surface may also feel rough--many refer to this as "oxidation".
Q: What is involved in the restoration process?
A: An extremely thin layer of the lens is removed by wet-sanding. Then we use polishing compounds with diminishing abrasives to further smooth out the area and completely restore optical clarity. The UV sealant is finally applied and allowed to dry. Refinished lenses will have a deep, wet gloss and protection from the elements. You'll be amazed at how new they'll look!
Q: How does your service compare to most do-it-yourself kits available at auto parts stores or online?
A: First, many kits have compounds designed for light hazing and cannot remove severe damage. They may also contain "fillers" (such as wax, polish, or oils) which cover up damage temporarily. The lens appears transparent until the "fillers" wash away. Lastly, they do not offer long-term protection. You'll likely find yourself using these kits regularly just to keep your lights looking "okay". Our process renders unmatched results which will not wash off after just a few months, saving you time, effort, and money. Example: Take a cup of water and pour slowly on your hazy headlights. In most cases you'll see that when doing this, the headlight starts to "look" better or cleaner, but as soon as the water dry out, guess what? Your headlight look dirty or hazy again. The same thing happens with these "FILLERS". They are only a temporary fix and in most cases make the headlight look "better" not new.
Q: What do you "spray" on the headlights?
A: This is an all too common question. As our process was explained up above, we remove a thin layer of the plastic off your lens. In the process the wet sanding removes light to moderate scratches, dirt, and grime thats built up over the years.
Q: Are the chemicals that your are using safe on the paint?
A: When we wet sand, we only use water so there are no harsh chemicals used on the headlight. However we do prep around the headlight by taping around it to ensure that your paint preserved.
Q: I bought a kit at the store and did it myself but the haziness came back in about a month, how long does your method last?
A: Our method has been put to the test and can last UP TO 2 years or longer, with 1 year being the least amount of time. In some extreme cases depending if you do quite a bit of highway driving you could see some wear by 6 months. But not to worry I offer a 6 month warranty on all my work just for instances just like these, so rest assure you'll be taken care of no matter what.
Q: I had a random guy offered me the service for really cheap, how good are these guys and whats the difference between them and your service?
A: You have to remember the saying "YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR" In most cases these guys are trying to make a quick dollar and will offer to "CLEAN" your headlight for cheap rather then to properly RESTORE. You will most likely find yourself having to do the service again in a weeks time and we know that your are looking for a service that lasts, so with that in mind do you recommend that you stay away from these kinds of jobs. The difference with us is that we specialize in polycarbonate, this doesn't mean restoring only headlights. It can be anything from headlights, tail lights, side markers, fog lights or anything else that is made from polycarbonate. Please look at the difference between the works clean and restore, they are 2 different words with 2 different meanings.
DEFINITION OF (CLEAN) : To be free from dirt or pollution
DEFINITION OF (RESTORE) :To bringing back to a former position or condition