Wipe New Headlight Restore FAQs

Wipe New Headlight Restore FAQs



  • 1.

    Do I have to wear gloves and eye protection when using Wipe New®?

    We recommend wearing the included gloves and using eye protection when applying Wipe New® because once dry it can be difficult to remove from your skin, and may irritate skin upon contact. In case of contact with skin, wash thoroughly with soap and water. In case of contact with eyes, hold eye open and thoroughly flush with water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
  • 2.

    What is the purpose of the Professional Lens Polishing Pad?

    The professional lens polishing pad is used to remove oxidation from the lens before applying Wipe New®. The green side of the pad has a very fine 2000 grit sand surface that gently removes the oxidation without damaging the acrylic. The gray side of the pad has an even finer 3000 grit surface that will polish the lens prior to applying Wipe New®. After prepping the lens, apply Wipe New® according to directions.
  • 3.

    Is it ok to apply Wipe New® in direct sunlight and/or to hot surfaces? Will being out in the sun speed up the drying process (maybe I’ll need to use a second coat)?

    For best results, apply Wipe New® to a cool surface in a garage, carport or other shaded, well ventilated area. While the sun does speed up the drying process, a hot surface or direct sun can speed drying too much and cause the surface to appear streaked. A second coat of Wipe New® will not resolve this issue.
  • 4.

    How long does it take for Wipe New® to dry? What happens if the treated surface gets wet before it dries completely (i.e. morning dew, rain)?

    We recommend that you allow 1 hour of drying time before touching the surface and a full 24 hours after applying Wipe New® before exposure to moisture of any kind. If the surface gets wet before Wipe New® cures, you may see streaking or spotting in the finish. A second coat of Wipe New® will not resolve this issue. For best results, we recommend keeping the vehicle garaged for 24 hours after application. Another option is to cover it with a car cover (wait at least 1 hour after applying Wipe New® before covering). Plastic disposable car covers may be available for purchase for a nominal fee from your local auto parts store. If neither option is feasible, consider applying Wipe New® in the morning after the dew has cleared so that you will have nearly a full day of drying time before the dew appears again.
  • 5.

    Will Wipe New® damage my clothes?

    Wipe New® contains no dyes, however, it does harden as it dries and may damage your clothing.