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Product Review: Sylvania Headlight Restoration Kit

Product Review: Sylvania Headlight Restoration Kit

by Hib Halverson, V-Series Cadillacs have had polycarbonate headlights since the Cadillac introduced the first model, the CTS-V in 2004. A problem with plastic headlights can be that, over time, they turn an yellowish-brown and may develop a rough or crusty surface. Not only is that ugly, but it also reduces the brightness of the headlights. Ultraviolet (“UV”) rays in ...

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Product Review: Xpel Headlight Protection Kit

Xpel Headlight Protection kit (PN H1421)

by Hib Halverson All the V-Series Cadillacs, including the V-Net’s ATS-V “project” have plastic headlights. We’ve all seen older V’s and non-V’s, with yellowed or hazed-over headlight lenses. The V-Net has a solution to that problem. I have owned cars and trucks with plastic headlight assemblies since the late-80s. To every one of them, I have applied polyurethane headlight protection ...

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Product Review: Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film

Xpel-trained installers, Bill DeBever (left) and Jesus Dominguez. hang the largest piece of the Xpel Ultimate "bumper kit" on the V-Net's ATS-V project. This part of the installation requires two people. Image: Author.

I think oldskool auto bras, no matter what the design, material or color, are ugly, especially when they’ve worked loose to flap in the wind. Another reason I’ve never liked them is they trap dirt. Because it’s impossible to keep a bra from moving, the dirt moves, too, and scratches the paint. For that reason, I used to live with ...

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