Headlight Restoration — Car headlights sometimes become cloudy and less effective than they should be over time. Why? UV rays, vehicle exhaust, ozone, acid rain, chemicals, and road debris take their toll on the plastic and cause them to get cloudy. This cloudiness caused by degradation can reduce and diffuse the light going through the headlight lens. This makes it difficult to see when driving in the dark and creates an unsafe situation for many drivers; most of whom don’t even realize it’s happened. In fact, if you are out cruising at night, the odds are good that you can’t see anywhere near as well (or as far) as you could when your car was new.
This happens to all plastic headlight lenses over time, and some cars seem to experience it faster than others, depending on many, many factors. Take a walk outside and inspect your cars plastic lenses; if the car is a few years old, chances are there are visible signs of weathering and hazing. Folks who live in warm climates like me are likely to experience the problem much sooner. That is why my 2007 Nissan Sentra Spec-V is in need of some headlamp TLC.
The kit worked great for me, but I would recommend spending a little more time wet sanding with the finer sand papers and polishing compound to get the desired results. I was also able to restore my other vehicle that had some slight hazing with the same kit. If you like the way the Headlight Restoration kit works, try it on motorcycle shields or boat windshields, or nearly anything made out of plastic or acrylic. How long will the nearly new look last? Only time will tell.