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The mobile technicians from Help My Headlights eschew quick-fix methods when they nurture polycarbonate plastic headlights back to crystal-clear health. Unlike older glass lenses, modern versions can oxidize when exposed to UV rays, pollution, rain, and the bottom of the Mariana Trench, so simple wipe-off treatments won’t produce lasting results. Techs start the meticulous process by taping around the headlight to protect the car's paint. They then treat the headlights before wet sanding the lens to excavate the clear plastic from behind the oxidized surface. They conclude the service by buffing, polishing, and covering the translucent lens with protective coatings.