Foggy headlights, dirty windshields, scratched body work and built-up dirt and grime are some of the many issues in car maintenance that we might be facing. To help us spruce up our cars with much ease in the comfort of our own home for a fraction of the cost and time, 3M Malaysia has introduced a new DIY car care range that’ll give our cars a clean start anywhere, anytime.
In the past, replacing scratched, clouded or yellowed plastic headlight covers was an expensive necessity. Sun, weather and age of the car are what causes these foggy headlights. If left untreated, it’s not just an eye-sore, but it can severely reduce visibility in low light conditions, making it harder to see and be seen at night.
To avoid any unnecessary and preventable accidents, start off by cleaning the headlights with a car wash cleaner. Then, use a dry cloth to wipe off the excess water and dry off the headlights. Next, you can apply a headlight renewal product directly on the headlights using a microfiber cloth. Be sure to polish the entire surface of the headlight until it is clear again and with little effort, it’ll be as good as new again. 3M’s solutions comprise the 3M Quick Headlight Renewal, and the new 3M Headlight Restoration kit.
Both products feature 3M’s abrasive technology and polishing compound to restore hazy and dull headlight covers, as well as other plastic lens surfaces on your vehicle including the tail lights, fog and directional lights. The new headlight renewal product range is designed to restore the surface of the treated area as close to its original condition as possible. The product range will also continue to protect the applied area for months to come.
For windshields, chip damages might grow larger if left unchecked. Rather than spending unnecessary money and time on windshield repairs, small bullseye, spiderweb or star damage with less than 1 inch in diameter can be fixed easily using a windshield repair kit to fix.
The new 3M Windshield Repair Kit is a one-component windshield repair system that restores your windshield to “like-new” quality. The product is easy to use, and requires no mixing or heating. When restoring your windshield, always start by cleaning the affected area so it is free of any dirt, dust and debris. Swab the affected area with alcohol provided in the kit using a microfiber cloth. Then, install the resin nozzle directly onto the affected area. The center of the affected area should be right in the middle of the resin nozzle.
Once positioned, apply the resin nozzle and screw in the upper portion of the nozzle to inject the resin into the windshield. Repeat the process if one attempt doesn’t completely fill in the affected area. Once completed, remove the nozzle, add 1-2 more drops of resin on the affected area and cover the affected area with a clear plastic square. Allow to cure for 30 minutes. Lastly, simply remove the plastic square and clean up.