They're everywhere on the roads, cars with hazy, dull oxidized headlights. Replacing them can take hours and cost hundreds of dollars. Until now, Fast Brite Lens promises to take your headlights from cloudy to clear.
What's the secret? The infomercial says the professional formula removes the outer layer of oxidation then polishes seals and protects leaving you with a showroom lens in as little as 30 seconds. All you do is wipe on and wipe off. It guarantees to to make lights 5 times brighter.
We let Treadwell Honda's top refinisher Aaron Roth test it out. "They dull mainly because of the sun, deteriorating the plastic and causing it to oxidize," says Roth. Aaaron taped the headlight in half. "The directions say apply it here to the yellow side of the applicator about a dime size drop. Apply it in a circular motion," says Roth. Step two he says removes the first product. "This is more like a polish or a clear coat that you put on there. It says to rub it in well, let it dry and come back and clean with a clean cloth and polish out," says Roth.
While waiting for it to dry, we thought about those visibility claims. The infomercial says driving with oxidized headlights at night is dangerous. Treadwell's Service Department agreed. "Particularly at night, when it's faded and overcast your not getting the light you need to see the road," says Service Manager Jim Pate.
With Aaron back to polish it out. He told us cleaning lights isn't a big deal. "It'll make your car look better. It's not a long process it's a short one," says Roth. Once Aaron wrapped up. It looked brighter. But showroom bright? We're not so sure.
In your opinion is this a deal or dud? "A dud," says Roth.
The product costs about $10 dollars and it will clean your lights and even clear them up some. But it won't turn them crystal clear. We attempted to contact the company and have not heard back.