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Cost of Headlight Restoration

Headlight Restoration

The price of headlight restoration will depend on the strategy used. A DIY project will be cheaper than a professional one, but might not last as long. So rather than listing the prices of each technique, we will break down the consideration when restoring a headlight.

Method/Technique used

Some of the methods used include restoring headlights with toothpaste, WD40, Wax, and restoration kits to professional techniques like buffing /polishing and permanent restoration. Restoration with toothpaste will be much cheaper than using restoration kits, which will be even cheaper than using professional services.

Cost of Inputs

Using toothpaste to restore your headlights might cost you nothing because it is easily available. Restoration kits will be dependent on the market price. They might vary for different areas, but it will be more expensive than restoring headlights using toothpaste or other DIY methods.

The same applies to professional services; restoring by buffing is much cheaper than permanent restoration because you need a lot more equipment and skills to use the latter technique.


This mainly affects the professional services for headlight restoration. In my business, we offer the service within a certain region, mostly Nairobi and its environs. You will have to check your local listings because we cannot offer the service outside. If no services are available, it is better to consider DIY methods rather than professional services.


We mean if the inputs are readily available for sale locally by market. For example, it is not easy to get restoration kits in my area. If you do find one, you might buy them more than professional services. You might argue that with the availability of online markets, it will be easier to get them; you would be right except for the fact that it will take time, and shipping costs will make the inputs expensive.


This is one of the most important factors when looking at headlight restoration. Headlight restoration is not the same as clear headlights. Restoration involves sanding, restoring, and finally protecting. To clear headlights, you simply use any means available to make the headlight clear again without considering how long the results will last.

Clearing your headlights will end up costing you more in the end because the results last for days, and you will have to repeat the process over again, wasting time and resources. To avoid this, please do some research online to understand which methods suit you best.

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