A fix for pitted lights

FTLComm - Wadena - Sunday, June 6, 2004
Each weekend my wife's car and I make a journey to the car wash and each week I have noticed that no matter what I do the head lights are clouding over. When the safety inspection programme was on here in Tisdale one car owner was ordered to replace his dimmed headlights. The lexar used in modern automotive headlights is extremely light and durable but unlike glass it suffers from abrasion. Stones and grit etch the surface and reduce its ability to transmit light.

In the picture above you can see the difference between the driver's side headlamp and the passenger's side. Vern Randall of
Randall Automotive sorted out the problem on my wife's car with a kit that simply involved the application of three chemicals and a good bit of elbow grease and the lights were clear once more.

Your life and everyone who rides with you depend on the efficiency of your headlights. Especially in a country where for half the year much more than half the time is in total darkness. Its a good idea to check your headlights often and don't even think about heading down the highway with one headlight not working.

Now with all vehicles, with the exception of Chyrsler products who run around with their turn signals on all cars have day time running lights. Studies have shown that these headlights on during the daytime reduce the numbers of accidents. It just makes sense to make sure that the lens on those lights is clear and not clouded over.

Replacement headlight assemblies can run up to hundreds of dollars but a quick clean up with this kit will restore your lights to full functionality with only the cost of ten minutes shop time.

Timothy W. Shire


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