Restore your car headlights

Up goes your mileage, down goes the effectiveness of your headlights.

Unfortunately headlight lenses are under a strain from ultra violet rays from the sun, volatile compounds which come from surrounding exhausts, and road dirt etc, which can erode and scratch the transparent headlight casing causing your lenses to turn a discoloured yellow ,or have a foggy effect. This has a negative effect on the strength of the beam and eventually lead to an MOT failure.

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No need to replace headlights

Using the latest techniques and technology we can fully restore your headlights without the need to replace them. Get a free estimation today.

We firstly, prepare your headlights by decontaminating and thoroughly cleaning the lense. The surrounding area will then be masked off and papered up so only the lenses are exposed.

Then we remove the oxidised parts of your lenses so it is back to a smooth surface. We will use different grades of sand paper, from coarse to fine, removing any yellow/foggy pitting particles which will leave is with an even frosted surface.

We then use ultra fine wet and dry paper (3000 grip) to ensure that all minor scratches from previous sandpaper are now completely gone. We make sure we do this long enough so the clarity of the lenses are at their highest level.

Lastly, we polish your headlights to bring back the shine for a crystal clear finish.


Let us know how we can help and we will be in touch with a free quotation.

How our headlight restoration services work


Get an estimation

We give you a price based on information and imagery that you send to us.

book appointment

Book your car in

We’ll work with you to book a time in for your vehicle that best suits you.

Car Completion


We’ll complete the work and inspect your headlights to ensure a perfect finish.

Collect Car


We’ll let you know once your car has been completed and is ready for collection.

  • ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    A very fast and efficient service Rob was very helpful and nothing was to much trouble. I had a few scratches to my back bumper which he has made good as new. My car is back to showroom standards.

    Robin AD Smith
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    Took my car in to Rob after I managed to reverse it into a wall and couldn't be happier with the work he and the team carried out. It's as good as new and all completed in the timeframe he estimated and at a great price too. Professional, courteous and helpful guys I really couldn't recommend them more highly

    Rob Spall
  • Had a repair done to my Kia sportage today. Great service quite a deep area of paintwork damage done and was done within a few hours after dropping off. Was quoted over £1000 by an acccident repair garage in Braintree referred by Kia who said I needed a new bumper etc etc and Rob did a great job for £200. Would highly recommend. Thanks

    karen Mitchell
  • Had some bumper work completed - seriously impressed! Spotless, affordable and brilliant cust service too helping me out looking after the car until the snow melted. Would highly recommend

    Sally Thornley
  • Good speedy service with both quotation and work. Courtesy car bonus and bumper back to its former glory. Would definitely recommend.

    Vivien Cherry
  • Excellent communication from start to finish. Great price and fantastic results on front and rear bumpers. Friendly and tidy. Thoroughly recommend!

    Ruth Westbrook
  • Great result -- repair made my bumper as good as new for a lot less than a main dealer -- Nigel

    Nigel Orange

Frequently asked Headlight Restoration Questions

What will happen at the inspection?

During the inspection, any damage that in our opinion is identified as being outside of the BVRLA Fair Wear and Tear Standard will be advised to you, along with appropriate lease repairs method, and estimate of price, should you want us to repair any damage. RS Scuff’n’Buff are able to complete most of these repairs – usually in less than a day and at up to 50% less than a conventional body shop using the SMART repair process., and significantly cheaper than the cost to hand the vehicle back with the damage still present .

Why have my headlights turned yellow and appear foggy?

Headlights were originally made with glass, but this fragile material made them prone to cracking and shattering. Over the years, car manufacturers have moved to making headlights from polycarbonate — it’s a hard type of plastic that’s been specifically tempered to resist shattering. While this type of plastic is strong, it is notoriously porous and can collect grime and dirt easily, They then added  a UV film to protect the lens and extend its life. This coating works well for a few years but begins to degrade over time. From constant exposure to UV rays, the direct heat of the bulb and the harsh chemicals and debris a vehicle encounters on the road, your headlights are constantly being worn down, discoloured and scratched which creates the foggy or yellowed look

Why are foggy and cloudy headlights a problem?

Cloudy lenses are not just a cosmetic concern; it can also be one of safety. Foggy headlights can greatly reduce the overall light output and road coverage of the bulbs. They can also reduce your visibility to other vehicles on the road, not to mention pedestrians. The less you can see at night, in fog or in harsh weather means more accidents, as foggy headlights can reduce the light output by as much as 50 percent

If my headlights are cloudy or foggy will I fail my MOT?

Yes, if the headlights are discoloured and foggy, your vehicle can fail an MOT

How long does it take?

We can restore your headlights for you in a few hours.

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