Until last year, both my husband and I had vehicles over 15 years old and he was frequently restoring the plastic on our headlights. Well, "Ol' Bessie" (My Ford Explorer) finally died last Fall and I traded her for a newer, younger model, so I don't have to worry about cloudy headlights...yet. But, my hubby's 17 year old car is another story. I drove it about a month ago, in the rain, at night and COULD NOT SEE A THING!
Enter RustOleum Wipe New Headlight Restore...
Here is the Before (right headlight) and After (left headlight) and these pictures do not even do it justice.
|After and Before|
The kit contains the following:
- 1 Precision Wipe-It infused with Wipe New
- 1 Professional Lens Polishing Pad
- 1 pair of Nitrile Gloves
- 1 Microfiber Towel
- Detailed Instructions (Please read completely before starting the process!)
Step 1: Use the green, abrasive side of the pad, to remove the oxidation. Wet the headlight lens with water and rub the abrasive side of the pad over the lens until the water runs clear. This took several minutes, since the headlights were so cloudy. After the water runs clear, flip the pad over and polish the lens with the gray side.
Step 2: Dry the lens thoroughly, using the microfiber towel included. Go back to Step 1 if you missed a spot. Do Step 1 and Step 2 on both lens before applying the WipeNew.
The headlights will dry to the touch in about 1 hour and you should not allow the treated lens to come into contact with moisture for 24 hours. You can see how clear the lens is up close. My hubby said they had not looked that clear since the car was new!
It claims that one application will last for years, so I will come back and update this post later to let you know how it is holding up.
There is a great process video HERE if you want to check it out! Do you have a car you could use this on? If you try it, share your results on social media using #wipenew