When driving your Porsche Cayman at night or in heavy rain, you want your headlights to give you the optimum vision that you need to navigate safely on the road. To maintain the pristine condition of your new headlights in your Porsche, check out these steps for cleaning and caring for the headlights safely and correctly.
- Prep your headlights simply by taking a regular household glass cleaner (like Windex) and remove any excess grime off of the headlights with a paper towel.
- Once the headlights are wiped dry, tape around the headlights to ensure that the car’s paint will not become damaged during the next step.
- Using an abrasive material such as fine 600-grit sandpaper, scuff away the outer layer of haze that forms onto the plastic due to UV rays degrading the outer layer of the plastic.
- To finish the job, use a fine polish such as Blue Magic 730-6 or Meguiars G-1900K to clean up the sandpaper scuffs and make the headlights clear.
The condition of your headlights varies on how much sun exposure your headlights get on a day-to-day basis. If you leave your Porsche in the driveway out in the open, it is recommended to clean your headlights once every three months. If you keep your Porsche in a covered area, such as your garage, cleaning and caring for your headlights may only be needed to be done every six to eight months.
If you don’t have the time to keep up with the maintenance of your headlights or would rather have a professional take care of the job, schedule a service appointment at indiGO Auto Group’s Porsche Rancho Mirage on the Desert European Motorcars Campus Porsche St. Louis, or Porsche of North Houston.