Headlight Restoration

This service restores clarity to your headlights from:

  • Fading
  • Milky or whiteness
  • Yellowing aka oxidation
  • Hazing
  • Minor scratches

Please Read: Headlight issues that cannot be restored

Pricing:

From R350 to R500 depending on the vehicle and condition of headlights.


Deep scratches and pitting

In order to remove deep damage the plastic material of the headlights needs to be cut to the depth of the scratch or pitting for the damage to be removed and made invisible.

This takes longer than restoring for clarity. We need to assess the headlights in person in order to quote pricing.

Photo of the headlight being taped up before restoration to prevent possible damage to the paint
Safety First: Before starting restoration we tape up around the headlight to prevent possible damage to the paint
Photo of  plastic Headlight being restored
True Headlight Restoration is best achieved by completely resurfacing the headlight plastic. No comebacks ever! – Photo credit nynsa.org
Photo of  headlight restoration on a Golf GTI
Headlight Restoration being finished.


Headlight Ceramic Protection

CarPRO DLUX is one of the coatings we use to protect headlights, Photo Credit: Expert Gloss Detailing

We can apply a Ceramic Coating that is specially formulated for plastic headlight lenses from fading from the sun’s damaging UV rays ( aka Oxidation)

A Coating cannot restore only protect!

Approximately 1-2 years longevity depending on vehicle care and storage.

Invisible. No seams or edges

From R150 Per Pair!

Please Note: Coatings are not hard enough to prevent pitting or chipping.

Samples of our work


Headlight issues that cannot be restored

#1 – The inside of the headlight

Most headlights on the market is sealed beams, the lenses should not be separated from the housing otherwise you would have future problems with water and condensation entering.

It’s not impossible but we dont offer it. You need special glue and access to a hot air oven.

Suggestion: Look online to see if you can order just the “lense” from ebay or online.

#2 – Cracked lenses

We cannot repair cracked or broken lenses.

#3 – Glass

Typically cars before the early 2000’s Example Mk1 to 3 Golfs and Jettas, up to 90’s model Corollas etc – Just replace!

#4 – Crazing

Crazing appears like cracks, crow foot or spidering patterns. It looks “almost like shattered glass”. 

These are stress cracks anywhere within or on the lens material.

Spot lights these are generally made of glass the inset doesnt allow us full access.

If you have plastic spotlights the can be brought to us loose (if plastic)

Examples of crazing on headlights

Please do not hesitate to Contact Us for any further queries!

The main aim of typical headlight restoration is to produce clarity so that the lighting system can work as it should and the car looks better cosmetically.


Why restore a Headlight?

Todays headlights are complex items. Each headlight can be several thousand to replace.

Headlight Restoration is many times cheaper than replacement. This will improve your vehicle’s looks, enhance night vision and safety and of course provide better resale value if you preparing to sell your vehicle.

More than 90% of vehicles today have headlights or taillights that are manufactured out of acrylic, polycarbonate or other type’s of thermoplastic material. Due to environment exposure, road conditions and even the aerodynamic design of a vehicle, all these factors contribute to these plastics yellowing, scratching and getting sandblasted. A vehicle’s lenses can experience fading within 2 years or less of its road life!

Fading and yellowing ( also known as oxidation), is the main problem we get and thats what we focus on.

Deep scratches and pitting such as can be felt requires more time .

We have done 1000’s of headlights but it’s still hard to see condition from looking at a photo. It is best to book a time with us and let us inspect them in person to see what you need.


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