FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) for the DIYer!
What is Let There Be Light Plastic Restoration Products?
Let There Be Light manufactures and distributes quality high performance do-it-yourself plastic headlight lens restoration products. Since headlight oxidation is due to plastic drying out and exposed to carwash chemicals or other cleaning products, the only suitable option is to manually remove the damage, condition it, and protect it. Kind of like exfoliating your skin and having a spa treatment!
Let There Be Light's premier ceramic coating spray is applied onto the lens (a UV protectant and moisturizer!) to protect your headlight lenses from fading at the final stage of the restoration process. This single product alone differentiates us from the rest! Our restoration products professionally remove the layers of oxidation and renew plastic vehicle headlights to a "like new" finish with the longest lasting results on the market today. In addition... our water based products are environmentally safe and will pose no damage to your vehicle's paint, chrome, or rubber.
I have seen other headlight restoration products in stores and advertised on T.V. What is the difference between Let There Be Light restoration kits and the other products out there?
Yes, there are other lens restoration products available. Many were actually created to promote their polishes and polishes or waxes. This is Headlight Restoration is ALL WE'VE DONE for over 15 years. Other restore products merely "fill in" what little damage they can equal to a second rate band-aid, providing a temporary fix only to have the oxidation return a few weeks later. Let There Be Light is a true headlight restoration method. We manually get down to the bare plastic. Then we condition the lens and finish with the latest technology to protect. The main difference is that our products bring the plastic lens back to its original finish, whereas most products just apply a cleaner that soon wears off. Our product removes surface damage and fully restores the original UV protectant coating to your lens. Our UV coating will not yellow with age and will last for years. Let There Be Light Restoration Products are cost effective and will save you money in the long run!
Isn't the cloudy appearance coming from the inside of the headlight lens cover?
This only occurs with a very small percentage of cloudy headlights where the cloudy appearance is actually coming from the inside of the headlight lens cover. This is a misconception most people have but, in fact almost all cloudy headlights are a result of oxidation on the outside of the headlight lens cover. However, condensation can build up on the inside of the lens cover from water because of a cracked headlight or faulty seal. In most cases the heat from the headlamp usually helps dissipate the moisture through the vents. If your headlight lens is cracked you will need to replace the entire headlight assembly.
How clear can you get my headlight lenses and how long will it last?
Our plastic headlight restoration products can restore the clarity of your headlights up to 95% or more. It is guaranteed to last for years. Not only will Let There Be Light plastic headlight restoration products restore the appearance of your plastic headlight lenses but, they will increase your driving safety. You should always have at least 350 feet of candle power beam for your safety.
Do you have to remove the headlights in order to clean them?
No, you do not have to remove the headlights. Our process is intended to be done with your headlights in place. Our product's tested results, will leave you well assured that your vehicle is in good hands...every step of the way!
How many vehicles can your kits restore and does it matter the vehicle type? Will it do brake lights too?
At Let There Be Light we have several restoration kits to fit your budget. Our plastic headlight lens restoration kits range from our 1 car kit (restores 2 lenses), 3 car kit (restores up to 6 lenses) to our 15 car kit (restores up to 30 lenses). Each kit professionally restores any make, model or year. Yes, it can also restore brake lights, tail lights, running lights, side lights, side markers, dome lights, gauges, the emergency light bars...anything that is hard PET plastic, arcylic, Lucite, Lexan and polycarbonate plastic.
How long will your UV protectant (coating) last in worst case scenarios (e.g.; a high mileage vehicle that is always parked in the open)? Is there any manintenace involved after the initial restoration (like waxing or recoating)?
Our product has been on the market for over 15 years. So far lenses that were restored 7 years ago are still shiny and clear today, due in part to our high performance UV Protectant. Let There Be Light's Vehicle Plastic Protectant is an innovative ceramic protection that is of the highest quality. This fact alone ensures that our kits provide the longest lasting results on the market today. Once you apply our Let There Be Light Vehicle Plastic Lens Protectant at the Final Stage 3: Protecting, the restoration process is complete. Follow the enclosed instructions with normal vehicle maintenance for that continued showroom finish!
Can this restoration process damage my headlight and my car?
Although it may be needed to manually sand the lens in some extreme cases... you are actually stripping off the damaged pulverized top layer. Most headlight lenses are made of polycarbonate material that is 1/8” to a 1/4" thick. Using our restoration method you will only be removing a small fraction, less than 1/38” in most cases, from the overall lens thickness. you then polish the surface back to clarity then protect. All of our products are water soluble and will not harm your vehicle's finish. Let There Be Light's conditioners and protectants are a proprietary blend of lubricants, and UV inhibitors specifically formulated for repairing, renewing and protecting plastic surfaces.
Why don't I just buy new headlights?
Sure you can but, after you see what dealers will charge you, plus the headlight alignment AND just to get to the light to replace it! Keep in mind that this does not include their removal AND installation labor charges! We know you will agree that our restoration service and products are the best choice!
I recently purchased your DIY kit. Are there any tips you can share regarding the usage?
Yes, the following is a list of tips to maximize the restoration method.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO THROUGHLY READ THE INSTRUCTIONS (WHICH ARE ENCLOSED IN YOUR KIT) BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR RESTORATION PROJECT.
HELPFUL TIPS TO INSURE AND MAXIMIZE YOUR RESTORATION PROJECT RESULTS
1. It is important to remember to always keep your work area clean, take your time and carefully check your work at every stage
of the restoration process.
2. Restoration should be performed in the shade above 50º F in an environment that is shielded from or free of wind.
3. Do not perform restoration if vehicle will be exposed to rain or snow during or within 10 minutes of process.
4. You may tape the surrounding headlight area using a masking tape, should you want an easier cleanup.
5. After Stage 2: Conditioning, take the alcohol swab and wipe the entire lens to remove any conditioner residue.
6. Apply only a few sprays of the ceramic coating. Remember... a little goes along way. Use the micro fiber towel to rub in the spray. Flip the towel and buff the spray to a showroom finish!