DIY Day Jobs
Running out of lockdown mods? Why not give your headlights a refresh.
What’s the best type of headlight?
Halogen? LED? Xenon? Nope, it’s a headlight where the beam actually shines through onto the bloody tarmac!
Faded plastic headlights not only dull and diffract the light improperly, making them extremely dangerous all round (and often an MOT failure), but they always make your car look… well, a bit shit.
In fact, nothing seems to give away the age of a vehicle like battered, crusty lenses. It’s not just limited to Japanese cars as many people assume either; this is actually one of the most common problems when it comes to older motors, modern classics and anything else that doesn’t use glass lenses. You should see the state of my TT for starters, and that’s supposed to be a ‘premium’ motor!
But there is hope, people. All this can be sorted in no time at all with the use of abrasives. Yep, that’s right, we’re talking about taking the rough stuff to your plastic lights. But, don’t soil your underclangers just yet, it’s not half as scary as you might think…