Donít Buy It, Until We Try It: Fast Brite | VideoAmy Fox | 10/5/2012
But, does this product actually work? Well, "Don`t Buy It, Until We Try It."
"I would say it would be a quick fix at best because the process we use takes anywhere from a half hour to 45 minutes to do one headlight. So it will be interesting to see what it does," said Minotís Finest Collision President/CEO Cory Almy.
While Almy has developed a process for restoring headlights, he says he hasn`t seen too many do-it yourself kits, like Fast Brite, which caught his attention.
So, we decided to try out the Fast Brite Lens Restore Kit on an older vehicle that sits outside year round. Before we applied the cleaner, the headlights on the vehicle had a cloudy tent to them.
We started by putting a dime sized amount of lens polish on the yellow side of the sponge pad. While we rubbed on the polish, we used a circular motion over the entire lens.
Once we applied the lens polish, it was time to put on the lens protectant.
After I finished cleaning with Fast Brite, I noticed the headlight looked a little cleaner than the other one, but I wanted to see if it actually worked.
So, I turned on the headlights once again, this time at night. The headlight we tested didnít look much different from the other one. But, before we gave it a thumbs up or a thumbs down, we wanted to have a professional try it out.
"It`s more of a surface cleaner that it would be like a lens cleaner, you know, it`s just going to take off the surface film and that`s about it," said Almy.
While Fast Brite lens restorer kit only took a few minutes and was very easy to use, like advertised on TV, the product only cleans the surface of the headlight. The sponge only smears the residue in a cloudy circle and doesn`t leave your headlights looking showroom ready.
So, this week`s "Don`t Buy It, Until We Try It" earns a thumbs down.
Almy says sanding and buffing before polishing makes a big difference when restoring your headlights.