Your Porsche headlights are critical as they allow you to see at night and equally important be seen by others. Your headlights are complex electronic components and on most models; including the Porsche 911, Cayenne, Cayman and Boxster, can cost upwards of $1,200 each to replace. Maintaining and keeping your headlight lenses clean is important to ensure that they function as designed by Porsche. Clear lenses will increase safety and improve the overall appearance of your Porsche.
Most vehicles produced since 1990 have polycarbonate lenses, which are a clear plastic material that resists cracking from impact, making it ideal for the front of your Porsche. A down side to polycarbonate is a tendency for the plastic to yellow and become cloudy due to UV (ultraviolet, or sunshine) exposure to the elements. The good news is that with proper care, your Porsche lenses can be cleaned and reconditioned. From our experience at German Auto Center, do not waste your time and money on the “wipe on – wipe off” kits that are available on the market today. The only real way to clean and recondition these lenses is to actually remove the outer layer of the lens and polish it back to its original shine. This process is much the same as waxing the paint on the body of your Porsche. When waxing your Porsche or having a professional detail, the detailer will remove the outer most layer of paint and return the paint to a fresh shine through a multi staged polishing process. The same process is used on the headlight lenses to return your Porsche lens to its original state.
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TO PROPERLY RECONDITION A HEADLIGHT LENS, THE OLD MATERIAL MUST BE REMOVED AND THE HEADLIGHT POLISHED BACK TO FACTORY ORIGINAL CLARITY
German Auto Center recommended polishing your headlight every 6 months to stay on top and keep like new.
Recommend removal of headlight assembly to ensure no damage to paint and body surrounding headlights.
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