The days of automobile headlights being made of glass are long gone. Manufacturers now design headlights with polycarbonate lenses instead of glass. This enables them to design them in different shapes and sizes. Although polycarbonate offers some great benefits one of the disadvantages of it has is its ability to degrade over time. Oxidation occurs due to acid rain, debris, and sunlight. When you purchase a car, your headlights have a coating of UV on them, also referred to as a clear coat, which is applied to slow down oxidation. Once the sealant starts to deteriorate, oxidation begins to occur and it leaves the headlights looking yellow. You’ll begin to notice the appearance of deep scratches and it begins to impair your visibility. This within itself can be very dangerous for the driver and others.
Advantage of Headlight Restoration
When you have your headlights restored, you will undoubtedly be able to see better at night. Foggy headlights are the cause of many road accidents. The beam from the headlights are diminished and it makes visibility even worse during extreme weather conditions. A consumer report indicated that the effectiveness of your headlights are reduced for up to 70%, which poses a serious threat to anyone on the road. With clear headlights you increase your visibility by 140% and they will shine 3.4 x more light.
Why Use Window Tint Cherry Hill
It is important to use a professional service when having your headlights restored for health reasons. When polycarbonate plastic is being sanded it releases a toxic dust, BPA. This can be inhaled when you don’t have the right gear to protect yourself. In some cases BPA can even be absorbed into your skin. Serious health issues can arise from too much BPA contact. This is why relying on Window Tint Cherry Hill is a good idea; we have the right type of equipment and protective gear to avoid contact with BPA.
Avoid DIY Window Restoration
When you attempt to restore the headlights yourself, your kit will come with a low-grade sand paper. This sand paper will inevitably scratch your lights thus making the problem even worse. The kits that you buy from the store also contain harsh compounds that can further damage your headlights. If you have already attempted to try this on your own and can see the damages you’ve created, we can still fix the problem for you. You’ll have to be patient though because this will take longer than usual. We will not only have to correct the problem but we will also need to remove the damage that was caused. Also, while you may see some good results from these store bought headlight restoration kits, they don’t provide lasting benefits. This is why we discourage motorists from purchasing these kits. It is just like throwing your money away. It would be in your best interest to take that money and use it on the professional headlight restoration services that we offer at Window Tint Cherry Hill.