How to Restore Scratched or Dull Taillight Lenses

One part of a vehicle that we all seem to forget about maintaining is the lighting. ...

One part of a vehicle that we all seem to forget about maintaining is the lighting. Now, everybody wants to know how to restore headlights or taillights once they become fully oxidized. At this point, the process is complex and might not even work long-term. By then, buying a new set of lights might be the better option.

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However, there’s also the option of doing regular maintenance to the lights. This will keep them shining just like we keep up the surface of our paint. With this sort of regular maintenance to the lenses, it could prevent different long-term side effects that might normally come with plastic.

This time, YouTube detailing expert, AMMO NYC takes us inside of the process necessary to get it done. Many might think it’s all the same. The plastic seen here has its own set of properties that differentiates it from paint, though. It might even make a difference when considering headlights vs taillights.

While the sequence might be rather similar, we can assure you that the process is not always exactly the same. It’s important to remember that polishing is removing layers from the top of these different materials. With this in mind, it’s not hard to see why plastic could act a little bit differently.

By following along with the video below, we get the up close and personal that shows us what exactly is going on to attempt to bring these taillights back to life again. As it turns out, this isn’t all that complicated and could definitely go a long way toward keeping lenses in the best condition possible. In the long haul, for someone who manages to pull off this routine, perhaps they won’t have to worry about long-term oxidation as much. Getting the work done upfront is a good way to make sure to maintain the long-term health of a lens.

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