If you are a car lover and try to keep your car in the best shape, you know for sure that every part of the car is almost equally valuable. When washing the car, no part should be neglected, and sometimes other steps should be taken to make the damaged parts shine with a new shine. These damaged parts can very often be bright on your car. Most of the lights on cars are made of polycarbonate which is actually a very high quality and durable plastic. Unlike glass inside the light, polycarbonate is very resistant to damage caused by pebbles or other sharp objects that can come in contact with your car while driving. After a while, it is necessary to remove deposits and scratches on the lights of your car. Follow the instructions below to get the best results.
First, wash your car thoroughly to remove all dirt and mud. You can also use wax to get a shiny surface, but make sure you stay at least 5 inches away from the light. Once you have washed and dried the car it is time to prepare the lights for cleaning. Buy a tape that would otherwise protect the socket parts when painting, it is best to use a paint tape that will deviate from the color of your car so as not to accidentally damage the car when cleaning the lights. You will stick the tape to your car, but completely along the edge of the light. Protect everything around the light that is not made of plastic because the goal is to bring the cloudy plastic to a newer condition without damaging the car. Take the time to take this step and be precise. Patience will definitely pay off in this case.
Once you have protected the car and insulated the lights it is time to clean. You will need different types of sandpaper for this step. Don’t be scared, your car won’t be damaged if you cover the area around the lights, and you’ll use sandpaper to smooth out any cuts and cracks in your headlights and give yourself better visibility. First, soak 1000 g of sandpaper in water for 10 minutes. Then lean it against the lights and lightly move back and forth in one direction across the entire surface of the light. Be careful not to scratch the paint or metal on the car and proceed slowly and accurately with wet sandpaper. Do not scrape on a dry surface! Continue sanding the light surface until all discoloration and scratches have been removed. Feel free to wash and dry the lights to see how you are progressing. If everything is not sanded evenly or scratches are visible, continue sanding with wet sandpaper. When you are done with this and everything is straight without scratches, take a wet sandpaper marked 1500 and repeat the process, but sanding in the opposite direction to the one in the previous step. Be patient and cross the entire surface of the light. Remember that the paper must always be wet!
After you have done this very precisely, repeat the process with three more different sandpapers, each softer than the previous one (2000, 2500. 3000). Each time you sand with new paper do not forget to soak it in water and sand with movements that are in the opposite direction from the previous sand.
To complete the job, use a polish that you will apply to the washed glass and restore their shine. There will be no more discoloration, dents and damage. Use this light cleaning only if you see more serious damage and reduced visibility when driving in the dark.