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Wax and Headlight Restoration FAQ

Does waxing a headlight prevent oxidation/yellowing?

Wax obviates oxidation because it has UV protection. It can be used as a buffer to prevent oxidation; this works well when the headlight is still clear/new. It is of little use if the headlights are weathered.

How often should you wax your headlights?

Applying wax to your car habitually has the benefit of protecting your car from the elements, it also makes the car much easier to clean. Using wax on your headlights has the same benefits in addition to UV protection and should always be done after every wash.

Should I wax new headlights?

Yes, you should. There is no harm in doing so. Even though new headlights do have UV protection, applying wax aids in protection will help the headlights last longer. Wax also benefits from protecting headlights from dust, mineral water, and other elements. 

Should I wax my headlights after restoration?

Wax is the most basic form of protection against UV light. There are more advanced techniques for protecting your headlights; if none is available, then the wax will have to do. Always ensure that you have your headlights protected. It is better than no protection. 

Is carnauba wax safe for headlights?

Yes, it is. Carnauba wax has a great natural sheen and excellent protection properties. It also has UV light protection which will help in preventing oxidation.

Wax is a simple and great way to protect your headlights from oxidation. The downside is that you need to apply it every time the car is washed or after every two days. There are more advanced ways of protecting your headlight, so you can also look into that. At the end of the day, it is better to use wax than to leave your headlights bare.

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