Lens Restoration

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Welcome to Lens Restoration Page.
Click on of the 6 most common issues to find out more.
Oxidation
Spider Web Cracks
Scratches
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Crystallized Spider Web Cracks
Oxidation
Spider Web Cracks
Scratches
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Crystallized Spider Web Cracks
Vivid Headlight is Orange County’s premier mobile headlight restoration service, delivering unmatched craftsmanship at an unbeatable prices, backed by lifetime warranty. Modern lens restoration has gone a long way since the good old buff and shine offered by auto detailers. Today’s modern headlight lens restoration is craftsmanship that requires care and experience turning a damaged piece of plastic into a shiny lens.
Before After
Whether its plastic weld to repair broken headlight tabs, fixing scratches and crack on a headlight lens, or headlight oxidation removal. We know plastic.

No matter how impossible the damage looks, or how many have told you the damage is irreparable, Vivid headlight’s mobile restoration services can permanently repair most Scratches, Chipping, even the most sever of Spider web cracks.
We can fabricate a shiny new lens out of almost any damaged headlight cover.

It takes years for a factory new headlight lens to oxidize, why should you settle for a lens restoration that last any less. That is why we back our Headlight restoration services with a lifetime warranty. Vivid Headlight Mobile lens restoration technician will come to you at work, home, office or just about anywhere. Our shop is set up to be 100% mobile. No need for electricity or water. Just book an appointment, and we do the rest.

Do I Need Oxidation removal or
structural damage repair

No matter how sever the oxidation or how bad the scratches and cracks, in most cases our experttechnician can restore the lens to a like new state. But not all damages are created equal. Some may have surface oxidation while others have major structural damage like scratches, chipping, or spider web cracks.

One size fits all pricing just doesn’t work.
We have broken it down to two simple categories

Oxidation
Removal

Only
$110

Structural Damage Repair

Starting at
$120

Oxidation Removal

Only
$110

Structural
Damage Repair

Starting at
$120

you've decided to take care of those yellow headlight

We’ve all dealt with ugly yellow headlights at one time or another’s. nearly half of cars on the road have compromised visibility due to yellow headlights. so naturally social media is buzzing with DIY videos form Home remedy, toothpaste WD40 to buffing sanding, and restoration kits confused yet?
Before After

buff and shine vs. modern
permanent lens restoration

The good news is that when it comes to professional restoration there are only two main methods The classic buff and shine done mostly by auto detailers , and the Modern Permeant Restoration . For years auto detailers buffing the lens , and home remedies were only option to clean the oxidized lens . These methods can make a difference by removing some of the oxidation that forms on the lens , but they have few major flaws and damaging side effects.

In more severe cases where oxidation has started on the plastic itself , buffing alone cannot fully remove the oxidation so surface cleaning remains the only option , but most importantly they have no means of replacing the protective factory coating they just removed . Auto detailers may use wax as an alternative . Wax is meant for a clear coat on the paint and is not a durable option . A simple carwash is all you need to wash off the wax leaving your lens exposed to elements significantly shortening its life . Without protection instead of the coating getting oxidized the plastic itself starts to break down . If not treated the damaged lens may start to have spider web cracks and fractures .
Due to the damage classic buff and shine causes to the expensive headlight in the long run vivid headlight does not offer this service and encourages you to opt for a proper permanent restoration .

We offer Modern Permanent Restoration which follows the manufacturer’s process in producing a new lens. The damaged layer is shaved off completely going down to bare plastic. The plastic is then treated, and prepped for a thick two part clear coat. This is in line with fabricating a new plastic lens. At Vivid Headlight we have developed a proprietary method to ensure that the clear coat does not flake off in the long run and ensure perfect bond between the plastic and the clear coat.
Clear coat permanently fills in microscopic imperfections within the lens giving it that new look Vivid is famous for, and it provides incredible durability. That is why we back our work with a lifetime warranty.

WHAT CAUSES THE YELLOW MY LENS ?
AND THE IMPORTANCE OF UV PROTECTIVE COATING
Most cars manufactured after the 1990s use reflector , or projection headlights , with lens , typically made of poly – carbonate plastic . Today’s modern Plastic lens has many advantages compared to the classic glass lens . It can be easily molded into any shape or design , it is durable , extremely lightweight , and it does not shatter , but it has one major flaw .

Like most other materials short of glass plastic cannot withstand the sun’s powerful UV rays .

It did not take the highly motivated manufacturers long to come up with a solution to this one weakness . A simple yet effective solution good enough to replace the glass lens forever

A UV protective coating similar to a clear coat is sprayed on the lens as the first line of defense . This coating breaks down instead of the plastic giving the lens incredible durability , extending its life by years . The yellowing begins gradually with UV exposure as the coating oxidizes and starts to break down , process usually starts from the top where it has the most exposure to UV rays and takes over the entire lens . If not taken care of eventually the plastic itself start to break down . Left untreated this can even cause hair fractures , and spider web cracks that start to form within the lens itself .
HOW COME ONLY THE SURFACE OXIDIZES EVEN THOUGH LIGHT PENETRATES THROUGH THE CLEAR LENS ?
The oxidation process called Photo-degradation causes chain scission in the polymer material which results in the loss of important physical properties such as impact strength , tensile strength , elongation at break , etc. and can be observed as cracking , chalking and color changes since plastics are made of polymers of carbon , that sunlight breaks down larger plastics into carbon over time , Photo – oxidation is caused by the action of UV light in the presence of oxygen , and due to its limited penetration capability , it takes place only on the surface and subsurface layers of polymer .