Better than it was, but definitely not like a brand new headlight...
Jul 17, 2010
I received the Symtech Bright Solutions Headlamp Restoration Car Care Kit from the Amazon Vine review program, and I was really looking forward to trying this out. One of the headlights on our PT Cruiser was badly yellowed, and I knew I had to do something with it. After going through the process with this product, it's better in some ways and worse than others. The yellow is gone, but it's still hazy with a myriad of scratches...
The first solution did an incredible job of removing a lot of the yellowing. I was very surprised at how much guck this liquid removed, and I almost considered stopping there. I then followed up with the directions involving the sandpaper process. This is not something to be taken lightly. The heavier grit will remove even more hazing and discoloration, but it *will* leave a lot of scratching. The lighter grit is supposed to remove those scratches, but didn't do as well of a job as I would have liked. The final application of the polish actually accentuated the scratching and hazing, and I would have been better off not to apply it at all given the scratches that remained.
Overall, the light looks better than it did, and there's better light output. But it's definitely *not* like brand-new. If you're using this product, make sure you're willing to spend a LOT of time and care on the sandpapering, as that is the make-or-break step of the process.
Disclosure: Obtained From: Amazon Vine Review Program Payment: Free
Follow the instructions and this kit will help you restore the brightness of your headlamps. It shows a dramatic difference on really old headlamps, but not so much on a relatively newer set (5 year old car). The older ones though shine up nicely. Although the kit won't remove any deep gashes or scratches, it does clear away the cloudiness. A nice solution if you're not wanting to spend too much on buying a new pair of headlamps or even if you want to spruce up your old car for a sale.
Thomas Duff, aka "Duffbert", is a long-time member of the Lotus community. He's primarily focused on the development side of the Notes/Domino environment, currently working for a large insurance … more
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