Why Those DIY Headlight Restoration Kits Are The Worst Idea

Headlights are one of the most neglected parts of a vehicle. Especially when we’re just considering the exterior. Most people care way more about the appearance of their paint or wheels. This is unfortunate and a huge mistake. Not only can newly restored headlights bring a fresh look to your car but it will also negate serious safety concerns.

A simple headlight restoration can also increase the appearance and resale value of your vehicle. The lights can have a huge impact on the overall look of your car and it’s a much cheaper process than many other options out there.

Why You Should Avoid DIY Headlight Resto Kits

If done properly, headlight restoration can actually be a tougher process than most realize. Most people choose the do-it-yourself route because they want to save a couple bucks but that can be risky business when considering headlight restoration. You probably won’t get the same results as a professional which can be a big safety concern. If you don’t do it properly your headlights can revert quickly and lead to not being as effective in the dark or in harsh weather conditions.

Yes the kits are out there and it is something you could do yourself but can you do it at a professional level? The headlights are a very important part of the car for obvious reasons, therefore they carry serious safety concerns not only for you but also for your family.

Our professionals at Mod Finishes have years upon years of experience with headlight restoration and we use some tools, products and techniques that most people don’t know or have access to.

Why Choose Professional Headlight Restoration

If you want our experts to do your headlight restoration one of the advantages you’ll get is the type of sealer that we can use. The do-it-yourself kits do have a sealer but they aren’t very strong or effective. Since Mod Finishes is a professional and licensed company, we have access to strong, industrial strength products including sealers. If you use a weaker sealer you’ll notice that your headlights will fog up much quicker.

The other important factor to point out is the sanding process. When our experts perform a headlight restoration we’ll first remove the existing coating, sealant and grime. If you do in fact have access to a sander and attempt to remove all that junk yourself, you could do a lot of damage to your headlight cover or even the painted surface of your vehicle. The last thing you want is to destroy your existing headlights because those aren’t cheap.

To summarize, yes you can choose to go the DIY route when it comes to headlight restoration but for the reasons stated above it’s a much better idea to get it done by a professional. If you don’t know what you’re doing you could cost yourself way more money than you’re trying to save by doing it yourself. If you do complete it yourself you won’t experience the same high-quality results because you probably don’t have access to the products that we do here at Mod Finishes.