Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Restoring Car Headlights
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Car headlights tend to get dingy and dull over time, and they require regular maintenance to stay bright. Just like your car has to be washed sometimes, you have to polish your headlights every once in a while to keep then working just like new.

Cleaning Car Headlights

Before you start cleaning your car headlights, you will want to wash the headlights thoroughly. Dirt and grime can cause a lot of dullness that you see on your headlights, so it is important to have a clean headlight in order to inspect it to see how detailed your headlight work will need to be.

Once your headlights are clean, you can inspect them and proceed as needed.

  • If you see hazing, which is the hard coat being worn off of the headlights, you can regularly keep the headlights cleaned with soap and water to slow their degeneration.
  • If you see yellow color on your headlights, you should use Rain-X or another polishing compound to clean and correct the damage. You can even use transmission fluid to clear the yellow away temporarily.
  • If you see peeling and cracks, then cleaning your headlights may not be enough to restore them. In this case, replacing the headlights is recommended.

See how to restore headlights here: 

Restoring Headlights

If you are looking to completely restore your headlights rather than just giving them a superficial cleaning, there are some steps to follow to make sure your headlight restoration is headache-free.

  • Grab a few different grades of wet/dry sandpaper. You will need at least one coarse grade and one fine grade. 
  • Tape off your headlights, so you do not harm the paint of your car during the restoration process.
  • Wipe down the headlights with rubbing alcohol.
  • Wet the coarse sandpaper and sand the headlight until you have a dull, even finish.
  • Switch to the finer sandpaper, wet it, and sand the headlight until the outside is “satiny.”
  • Use a buffing compound on a microfiber cloth to buff the headlights and make them shine. You can use plain blue toothpaste as a cheaper buffing option.
  • Once your headlights are polished and buffed, you are finished!

Bright and Shiny

Your headlights will look as good as new after using these steps to clean and restore them. If you want to take your headlight restoration a bit further, you can visit a local body shop and have them spray plastic adhesion onto the lights to extend the life of the headlights. You definitely won’t be struggling to see at night anymore!

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