Why Should You Bother Cleaning Your Headlights?

Behind the wheel, anything that compromises your ability to see can also compromise your safety. Over time, headlights accumulate dirt and grime just like the other areas of your car, truck, van or SUV. Before you go and purchase a new set of headlights, however, consider a headlight restoration process from Capitol Shine.

Many times, it’s possible to restore your headlights to near-factory condition without the hassle of installing a new set. If your headlights appear cloudy, yellowed or hazy, start with a simple car wash. If after the wash your lamps are still looking discolored, it may be time for a restoration.

In addition, Capitol Shine offers a protective coating that lasts for up to 1 year! Our Ceramic Pro Headlight formula offers the opportunity to keep your headlights shining bright and protecting against future yellowing.

Haziness and Yellowing

Headlights are generally made of a polycarbonate plastic which, although durable, can start to break down over time. Just like the paint and plastic components of your vehicle, UV rays wear down the top layers of the headlight plastic which makes is susceptible to scratches and fading. When the hardcoat of your headlights start to wear off, that’s where hazy areas start to appear. The “yellowing” of your headlights is also caused by the loss and deterioration of this hardcoat, and has to do with the distortion of UV wavelengths.

Water Vapor and Dirt

This also plays a part in your headlight condition. Moisture from the trapped air in your headlights creates condensation which can scatter the light beam, making it more dim and ineffective. In addition, the more you drive, the more your headlights are exposed to dirt and oxidation. A thin layer of dirt may not be visible to the naked eye, but it can certainly affect the brightness of your beams. Rocks and pebbles that hit your lamps can cause dents and cracks, which also aid in preventing your headlights from shining their brightest.

What to do

As previously mentioned, the first step is giving your headlights a nice cleaning, along with the rest of your vehicle. If your headlights need extra attention after the wash, consider having Capitol Shine perform a restoration on your lamps. Our headlight restoration can restore headlights and make them look new.

Clean headlights:

  • Make nighttime driving safer
  • Provide greater visibility
  • Last longer
  • Can look like new!

Our trained professionals can have you in and out in under an hour! Get your headlights restored during lunch! Headlight restoration prices start at $65 per headlight.

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After your headlights have been restored, consider adding a layer of protective coating like Capitol Shine’s Ceramic Pro Headlight Protective Formula to keep them looking like new. Send us a message [HERE] to find the details and answers on this revolutionary product!

To book your Headlight Restoration and to add EXTRA protection through Capitol Shine’s Ceramic Pro, please head over to our scheduling page to make an appointment! Please schedule at least 24 hours in advance to ensure time and date.