After planning this for a while, we finally made a quick little video to introduce ourselves at Lustr and show a few of the cars we work on every day. The plan is to do a few simple videos monthly with some input on what we do as well as provide detailing tips and tricks for our fans and clients. Check it out and leave any feedback as we greatly appreciate it.
It seems that 95% of the time we are doing some level of paint correction and applying a protective coating to a vehicle. That is our specialty and what most clients need for their vehicles. However, we also do quite a few additional services. These include interior detailing, headlight restoration, paint protection film (PPF), etc.
In this case, we were asked to bring back to life some old and weathered headlights on a client’s Chrysler Pacifica. The car came in dirty, so we were hoping most of the haze on the headlight would wash off.
We normally apply a protective coating after a headlight restoration, which keeps the lens from fading for up to a year, sometimes more. This time though, the headlights turned out so well that the client decided to have us apply some protective film before we put the coating on, for even better protection and preservation.
The protective film (PPF) is only visible if you’re a few inches from the lens and looking around the edges. Otherwise, it’s invisible to the naked eye and looks great on the headlights. Not only does it allow light through easily, the film helps to protect the lens from UV radiation as well as daily road debris causing damage to the headlights.
Needless to say, our client was extremely pleased with the results and we were as well. The photo clearly show the huge improvement made by correcting the headlight. These headlights are now protected for years to come and only maintenance will be to replace the film for under $100 after a few years depending on how it wears.
For these headlights the protective film investment may not have been a “must”, but when you consider most cars these days come with HID headlights and many luxury manufacturers charge well over $1000 per each headlight, it becomes a great investment.
You can see some a full list of our car detailing and additional services on our Services page. Don’t hesitate to call or email us with any questions or to schedule your appointment today.