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Everywhere you go you will see them - headlights and I'm not
talking about girls headlights like Paris Hilton and Jessica
Simpson have. Plastic ones on your car. The problem is that most
aren't very clear and are unsafe and in need of replacement or
"An average of 9 out of every 10 cars on the road today has
dirty or yellowed headlights that greatly reduce vision and need
to be replaced, repaired and/or cleaned." -AAA Foundation for
"Your night vision can be reduced by as much as 90% by dirty
headlights. Get your headlights restored with headlight repair
and restorer by mdwholesale.com - Their product works!" - Road &
"Clean the headlights or have them professionally restored and
repaired(our department uses New Lite headlight repair and
cleaner on all our police cruisers and department vehicles-
www.mdwholesale). Dirty headlights will decrease visibility by
as much as 90%." - New York Broome County Police Traffic
Division's Traffic Safety Team.
So it is obvious that it is vitally important to have clean,
Headlight replacement was the only option available until
recently. Due to technological advances and extensive research
there are products available to clean, restore and even repair
worn headlights. Even cracked, leaking headlights can be
If there is water or condensation inside it must first be
removed. This is accomplished by using a small drill bit and
drilling a small hole in the bottom of the headlight assembly.
It is easiest to remove the lens first and make sure the hole
goes all the way into the headlight chamber. Drain all water and
then place the headlight assembly next to your air conditioning
ducts in your house or a dehumidifier to remove all moisture.
Reseal with silicone seal (at all automotive stores - glues will
crack and leak). Its also a good idea to check the whole seal
that attaches the outer globe to the headlight assembly - reseal
if necessary. Then reinstall.
If you have a large crack, or a s hole from a rock or such,
there is plastic resin which will seal the lens and increase its
integrity. Plastic resin will also maintain a clear and safe
appearance so it can pass inspection. Plastic resins can be
found at your local hardware store or on your favorite internet
The biggest problems with plastic lenses is that they get cloudy
and worn. This is usually caused by sun or UV damage and a
mixture of acid rain or road debris and dirt. The sun breaks
down and dries out plastic. It turns them cloudy and yellow and
it only takes 2-3 years for this to happen on plastic headlight
lenses. Acid rain will usually leave a characteristic line and
either the top half or bottem half will be etched from it. Road
debris and dirt will basically have a sand blasting effect on
the lenses. All these conditions are considered severe
weathering and will break down and ruin your headlights - it is
just a matter of time. Its like cancer, once it starts to show
it will get worse and worse. It will affect your night time
visibility and has been proven to cause accidents due to poor
In the past you had to replace the cloudy headlights with
expensive replacements at your local dealer who would charge
$400+ and that doesn't include installation. Now there are
headlight cleaner, repair and restoration kits that will do
this. In under 20 minutes, in most cases, you can have new
looking headlight lenses. To find these kits just type
"Headlight Cleaner" into your Google or Yahoo search and they
will come right up. One company is even backed by the U.S.
government and was awarded a patent by the U.S. government -
thats us (www.mdwholesale.com).
So there you have it - the best in headlight repair, headlight
restoration, and headlight cleaning. You now know how to remove
condensation and water, how to patch scratches and holes, and
how to get rid of the cloudy haze that affects 90% of plastic
headlights. So go repair your headlights and increase your
driving safety at night - you will be glad you did - the life
you save may be your own!
About the author:
David Maillie is a chemist with over 12 years experience in
biochemical research and clynical analysis. He is an alumni of
Cornell University and specializes in biochemical synthesis for
public, private, and governmental interests. He holds numerous
patents including his recently awarded patent for headlight
repair, cleaner, and restorer. He can be reached at M.D.
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