By: Shadow Tinting  09-12-2011

Shadow Tinting’s Headlight and Fog light Protection Film installed for as little as $99

Customers everywhere are learning about the benefits, and seeking our professionals to apply Headlight Protection Film to their vehicles.

Why do you need headlight protection?

Today's acrylic headlights are very expensive. Replacement costs are usually a very unpleasant surprise.

Acrylic headlights do get damaged. Modern acrylic headlights are susceptible to scratches, pits from flying road debris, and fine hair line fractures that can allow moisture to get into the lens causing fogging. UV damage from sunlight can cause yellowing of the lens and make acrylic brittle. Shadow Tinting’s Headlamp Protection kits have UV inhibitors that help to prevent hazing and yellowing of the acrylic lens due to exposure to sunlight.

The very best protection has also been tested at temperatures down to -40 centigrade with no damage to the film or adhesive. It is DOT certified and guaranteed not to alter or reduce headlight performance.

The Choice is Clear..

Protect the glass or plastic lenses of your headlights from rocks that can cause expensive damage. A clear layer of Shadow Tinting’s urethane film will reduce the chance of breakage and eliminate pitting. Protection is available for your expensive headlamps, fog lamps, turn indicators and parking lights.

Why is Headlight Protection So Valuable?

It's estimated that on average 1 out of every 6 automobiles will require headlight replacement due to damage from road debris. Regardless of statistics like these we have all seen the effects that road debris can cause.

All particles, as small as sand and up, can sandblast your headlights causing clarity to be reduced by as much as 50%. This can put your safety at risk. One trip on the any of our Highways during winter months is all it takes to make you agree that your automobile requires headlight protection.

Replacing headlight components can be an expensive and time consuming process, the average headlamp set costs $450 to replace. Plastic headlights can become dull and lose their transparency due to rocks and sand particles that pit the surface. Glass headlights can shatter and break their seal from a rock impact.

See for yourself what can happen..

To complement our selection of Clear Headlamp and Fog lamp Films we also carry a selection of colored Headlamp Films. The Colors available are Grey(Light Smoke), Steel(Medium Smoke), Choclate(Brown), Smoke(Dark Limo), Yellow, Red and Blue. Various Thicknesses are available 40Mil, 20 Mil, 12 Mil, and 7Mil, our staff can help you decide which will suit the intended application best.

3M - Headlight Lens Restoration System

Shadow Tinting’s staff is equipped and trained to service all faded and yellowing headlights.  Our restoration process will reinvigorate the look and light quality of your headlights without costly replacements. Most headlights can be restored to like-new condition. This is achieved through chemical cleaning, three stage sanding, high speed polishing and the application of our Headlamp Protection Film to protect the plastic lens.

Light deterioration is categorized for lights that are either yellowing or slightly hazing. This is when the abrasion resistant coating (AR) on the lens is beginning to give out or thinning down. With slight hazing this means the original factory hard coat is beginning to yellow, peel or flake off in certain areas.

If the coating is yellow and flaking off, indicates you have Heavy Deterioration. These are lights are completely deteriorated and look so hazy that you can't see through them.

This is where Shadow Tinting’s polishing system triumphs. It has the cutting power to restore even the worst of headlights out there. Our Headlamp Restoration Service can restore up to 89.2% light transmission when compared at 99.9% original, and your lights will look GREAT upon completion!

The last step in the Headlamp Restoration Service is to provide a sealant. Our Clear Headlamp Protection film is an excellent alternative to chemical sealants that will wear off. Keep in mind that if no sealants are used, the scratches will come back in a two to three months (dependent on how much exposure to the sun). By installing our Headlamp Protection Film a permanent solution is delivered that will exceed the results usually obtained by repetitive polishing with any sort of polishing cream. Headlight Protection Film will also improve the look of old headlights by reducing the haze buildup.

Some of the factors that affect a repair:

  • Headlights that have chips or cracks in them can be less stable to work with.
  • Headlights with cracks though the plastic into the light casing can potentially break.

Please contact us to inquire about the benefits of a Headlamp Lens Restoration Service. This is a NEW, innovative system for refinishing weathered and scratched plastic lenses.

Call: (403) 999-8468

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

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