Cleaning the car headlights in 5 steps with the Headlight polishing kit by Mafra!

Cleaning the car headlights has become one of the most popular car care operations over recent years!

Car headlights tend to easily yellow and become opaque, due to atmospheric agents, smog and the heat of the sun, which heats plastic and might damage it.

Opaque and dirty headlights can cause various inconveniences while driving, especially at night. The classic grey film that forms on the surface of the headlights also makes the car look shabby, old and aesthetically really unpleasant.

How to clean the car headlights with our Headlight Renewal Kit

Our HEADLIGHT RENEWAL KIT is a product specifically designed to quickly polish car headlights and restore the original vigour and transparency of headlights that yellowed over time.

To clean your car headlights, just carry out a series of 5 quick and easy steps thanks to the HEADLIGHT RENEWAL KIT

1 – Wash the headlights to remove dirt from surfaces.

You need to remove most of the dirt to ensure you do not work on a surface that is not ready for the treatment: impurities and dirt might alter the final result of the treatment on the car headlights.

2 – Mark off the surface of the headlight.

To ensure you only work on the plastic part of the headlight, use paper tape and mark off the area around the headlight. This means the headlight gaskets and bodywork will not be affected.

3 – Use abrasive paper.

The so-called dregs, the dirt that settles over time on the headlights and that contributes to making them opaque and yellow, must be removed with some manual skills to obtain a truly transparent final result.

So use some abrasive paper, immerse it in water and with the help of a support start passing the paper on the surface of the headlight with short and quick horizontal and vertical movements. (The Headlight Renewal Kit is fitted with a designated polyurethane support to do this)

After using the abrasive paper, the headlight will look opaque as the protective layer of the headlight has been removed and you have reached the original, rough and opaque surface.

After using normal abrasive paper, you need to pass to a deeper smoothing degree of the headlight with a finer abrasive grain.

To do this, use the 3000 and 5000 grain Strips, small abrasive disks that can lighten the opaqueness left by traditional abrasive paper and make the headlight surface more uniform.

Depending on the degree of oxidation reached and the irregularities felt when touching the surface of the headlight, choose which type of strip you want to use: if the headlight is not particularly worn, you can use the light blue one, while if it feels very rough, use the brown one first.

4 – How to use the polish.

When the plastic is completely smooth, you can apply the polish with some simple cotton discs. The polish is designed to lighten, polish and refine the plastic, and restore its vigour. After carrying out this step, remove excess material with a cloth and take off the adhesive tape.

At this point, the headlight will look transparent and polished.

5 – Complete the operation with the Headlight sealant.

The sealant is designed to protect and preserve the work carried out and seal the plastic surface of the headlight. Apply the product with a cloth until the lens of the headlight is as shiny as possible.

Where to find the Headlight Renewal Kit

headlight polishing kit

Buy the “HEADLIGHT RENEWAL” kit on Mafra’s official e-shop, The professional solution to clean car headlight is now available to everyone.

Make them transparent by eliminating the annoying yellowing.

New force and vigour for the headlights of your car.

1 comment
  • Deborah K. McIntyre
    18 March 2018 at 13:16

    Hey there,
    Lovely post! Thanks for sharing great information about cleaning the headlights. These tips really needly for clean car headlights. I think Vinegar is a great one to clean car headlights. Your article really informative and friendly useable for all car user and car service station.


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