Headlight Restoration

AUTO EMPORIUM OFFER HEADLIGHT RESTORATION SUNSHINE COAST

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Degraded headlights can make your vehicle look worn and cheap. Not only do they decrease value in your car, they cause a disturbance in vision & reduce visibility by 65-85%. Government fines including demerit points are also issued for driving a non-compliant vehicle.

Faded headlights, caused from the oxidisation of the surface from the outside cover. This leads to a serious degeneration in the way the lights function. We provide quality work at competitive rates for the best Headlight Restoration on the Sunshine Coast.

WHY DOES MY HEADLIGHT NEED RESTORATION?

Headlights are made from Polycarbonate, a type of extremely tough plastic. Polycarbonate is ideal for deflecting stones and other road debris. Unfortunately in harsh UV rays, bare polycarbonate becomes porous, discolours to a yellow/brown colour through the lens and develops little cracks or splinters known as ‘crazing’.

To combat this problem, every vehicle manufacturer from Ford to Ferrari applies a UV protective Hard Coat over the polycarbonate headlight lens. This protects the headlights from discolouring and crazing.

Due to Australia’s harsh UV rays, this factory protective coating will gradually degrade and begin to discolour, leaving headlights looking cloudy and dull and limiting light output. This not only affects the safety and appearance of the vehicle, but also deems it unroadworthy and you are at risk of a $133 fine and loss of demerit points.

BUT I’VE HAD CHEAPER QUOTES

Machine buffing headlights is the incorrect method for restoring headlights. Essentially they are removing the all important degraded hard coat which is protecting the headlight lenses from permanent UV damage. There is a reason manufacturers apply a protective film coat to the headlight lenses.

Machine buffing headlights is a short-term fix, and will permanently damage the headlihgt lenses. It is also a good indication that either no protective coat is applied or at best a thin layer of inadequate protective coat such as ceramic is wiped onto the polished lens, which does not seal and protect the polycarbonate lens from discolouring – often only lasting months in Queensland harsh UV rays.

Unlike Headlight Restore’s method in which we completely remove the old degraded factory clear coat, remove a micron off the headlight lenses, mask up the vehicle, and spray onto the lens a cured protective clear coat that etches into the polycarbonate lens and creates a ‘rock hard’ protective clear coat which is also chemical resistant, non-yellowing and lasts as long as brand new replacement headlights – and comes with our 3-year warranty.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE AUTO EMPORIUM FOR HEADLIGHT RESTORATION SUNSHINE COAST?

Because unlike cheaper opertors we restore the light right the first time, giving you not only a brand new but lasting finish for years to come.

the key differance as discussed above is that we renmove all the film from facorty then proceed to repair all the crazing and heavy oxidization prior to applying a 2k sealer that gives a better than factory shine.

Just so you are aware, the most important part of the service is applying a quality clear coat to the surface of the headlight lenses.

This clear coat protects and seals the polycarbonate headlight lenses from discolouring

We have years of experience doing head & tail lights including tinting the lights.

so we can offer you amazing factory original finsih or a custom touch to your ride. Restoring headlights not only avoids demerit points and fines but ads value back to your car.

we can offer a smoked or custom tinted finish to the headlight lenses if you seek something more adventorous.

our workmanship is garaunteed with a warranty not to mention our outstanding reviews will give you piece of mind.

HOW LONG WILL THIS SERVICE LAST?

Our process is done the correct way. This involves completely removing the old degraded factory Clear Coat, masking up the car, and spraying on the headlight lenses a cured protective, clear Hard Coat that is chemical resistant, non-yellowing and has scratch resistance. Our protective Hard Coat is essential for preventing headlight discolouration and further damage. In our extensive experience, the technique we adopt often lasts longer than brand new replacement headlights. Headlight Restore’s protective Hard Coat ensures your headlights will stay ‘crystal clear’ without discolouration for many years.

AUTO EMPORIUM is one of only a few companies that offers a year guarantee from discolouration on our headlight restoration service knowing your headlight restoration condition will last for many years beyond our guarantee.

MY MECHANIC CAN RESTORE THEM WITH MY NEXT SERVICE

An increasing number of car detailers and mechanics now offer headlight restoration. Their process generally involves removing the old degraded factory Clear Coat by sanding the lens and then polishing the bare headlight lens clear.

At best, an inferior easy to apply coating e.g. ceramic coating, headlight wipes may be wiped on the lens. Whilst this may look good initially, it does not last in Queensland’s harsh conditions and will degrade within months.

Without an adequate protective coat, the lens will begin to discolour and the polycarbonate itself will begin to micro-crack or ‘craze’. Methods that do not apply a Hard Coat are a temporary solution, often only lasting a few months and will eventually cause permanent damage to your headlights.

In fact, if anyone is polishing headlights with a buff, this is a good indication they are doing it wrong, as they will obviously not be spraying on an adequate clear coat onto the lens.

auto shops or DIY headlight restoration kits will also leave the headlight exposed to the elements. They often only come with a polish and do not come with a quality UV protective sealant, again causing the lens to craze and discolour, often in merely months.

The repair methods mentioned above are a temporary fix. They will not achieve the clarity Headlight Restore can achieve through quality workmanship and application of a quality protective Hard Coat. Worse yet, they may damage your headlights permanently.

Restoring your lights also prevents lights ending up in landfill, refurbishing the lights you have is also doing your part for the environment.

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Good quality , fast service. Thank you Andy and Robin
Car looks amazing. Thanks guys.
Recently had paint work done. The team at Auto Emporium were great to deal with, good work and good service.
Wow my car is like new I’m so pleased with the amazing job on my wheel rims (being fixed) and the detailing of my car. Can certainly recommend this business
Awesome network of people who puts heart and soul into what they sell. I recommend to all who's after style and cruise 🤙🏽Thanks again for the new ride Robin & Nakita.
Before and after, these guys did an excellent job repairing and repainting my Enkei rpf1sThey went the extra mile and made the stickers up for me as well! Will definitely be back with more 👌🏼
Just go 300 back. Chrome delete and ceramic coat. Looks awesome thanks stoked with how it came up.
highly recommended, got a rocker cover painted up and absolutely love it, am waiting to have more work done by the gang and can't wait to get installed on my car
The team at Auto Emporium go to great lengths too continuously deliver more then the customer expects. Excellent job team. I will certainly return to Auto Emporium again in the future.
Had their ceramic coating applied to a 3 year old Toyota Land Cruiser , Excellent product and service from Robin and his team. Car looks excellent and I look forward to years of easier cleaning maintenance.
Excellent job. Helpful advice on work undertaken. Easy to support a local business thus good. Thanks Robin and team.
Robin and the team did an excellent job tidying up the paint and detailing my car for sale - great to deal with and very helpful.
Quality work from the team, very easy to deal with & Robin is very responsive to any queries & was great to deal with...highly recommend the team at Auto Emporium
Robin did an amazing job on my Ranger Wildtrack. Literally came up looking like brand new. Very professional and easy to deal with, no surprises. Just a great job. Highly recommended!Cheers,Tim.
What a difference a day makes when you leave it in the hands of Robin and his team. Our new Kia looks even better than it was delivered to us. A first class ceramic coating & tinting that will keep the UV at bay. A pleasure to do business with. Highly recommended.
If you want to make your car your own, go and see Robin and the boys at Auto Emporium. It's a one stop shop, outstanding work, thanks
Fantastic service from Robin and the team! Very thorough and efficient. Scratch repair looks great
A combination of great tradesmen who know how to mix difficult paint mixes and apply the paint & blend it in so you can’t see where the repair was made. I hope I don’t have to use them again because of my careless driving but if I bugger up that is where I will go.
Grat to deal with, friendly, great workmanship. Great service and efficient. Highly recommended
Just had full body wrap removed and full detail to sell done. 100% happy with service, finished job and price. Robin and his team have made the vehicle look better then when I picked it up new!
Robin and the team at Auto Emporium did an amazing job in repairing and re spraying damaged wheels on my Tesla. Great service and communication - will be my go to now on the coast for my cars. Highly recommend
Robin &crew did a fab job on a repair/ paint match on our car . Quick turnaround in very wet weather . Very professional & highly recommend.
Robin and his team did an awesome job painting and refurbing my 75 series. Easy to work with and their work is next level. Anyone looking for something a bit different that stands out and quality custom work, reach out to the team.
Awesome dealing with Robin. I wanted a White, black and bronze theme on my Y62. He and the boys did an absolutely fantastic job, I couldn’t be happier with the finished product. Wood grain and chrome delete, headlight and taillight tint, window tint, bronze highlights, ceramic paint coating, interior protection and painted brake callipers. Mad if you go anywhere else! Thanks Robin and the boys at Auto Emporium, super happy 👍
Robin & his team did an awesome job on my car. Within the first week of owning it, I took it to Robin as I trusted him & his team’s ability to completely transform my car. Removed emblems, blacked out others and recommended a pop of red for one & I could not be happier. Highly recommend Auto Emporium.
Great work by the team at Auto Emporium. Would definitely recommend them, quality finished product, expert advice and a friendly team that are honest and reliable. Impressed with the outcome and the defender looks even better now.
Highly recommend Robin and his staff.Customer service was exceptional,they went above and beyond to make my car look younger than its 14 years..Also did a few jobs they didn't charge me for..I will certainly be back when I need to...
Robin and his team are fantastic to deal with and did an exceptional job!
Highly recommend the team at Auto Emporium. We received our quote as soon as we enquired and were booked in at their earliest availability. Had all the chrome in our Sahara painted black, looks like it came like that from factory, top quality finish. We will definitely be back for our other vehicles
Thanks Robin and crew!!!Excellent work, good communication, recommended highlyCheers
Robin and his team were amazing to deal with! Not only did they do a premium job at a great price, their customer service was A+ from start to finish. So happy with my new wheels. Highly recommend!
This is my classic 1990 Jaguar V 12 5.3 litre 2 door coupe after paint rectification and detailing. I found Auto Emporium to be very informative about what is required for the car, communication was excellent a fair price, done on time and to budget. Give Robin a ring for your particular needs for your classics or your street car. I am sure he will help you out.I certainly will be booking in my cars in for detailing before car showsStuart Lomax
Great service and repairs. I had a dent in the cab of my 2021 f250. 2 other local panel shops didn’t want to repair it as the f250 is all aluminium and was all to hard.I called in on Wednesday and was told no worries and they repaired it the next week.Great service Great Repair the next week Great people Thank you.
The customer service from Robin and his team has been fantastic. These guys have an incredible eye for detail, I had my Range Rover overhauled and I couldn’t be happier with the result.
Best panel beater on the coast by far. Robin went the extra mile to get my car that was heavily damaged all fixed up and very fair pricing. Would recommend 100x over! Thanks Robin and the team!!
Highly recommended the team at Auto Emporium. Had my C63 wheels repaired and resprayed to factory with the addition of yellow brake callipers.As can be seen, the team lead by Robin did an awesome job and the wheels now look like they've just come new out of the factory.The team there is very professional and pride themselves on their work. Robin was great to deal with and their prices are very competitive.
Great service by a great team. Highly recommended if you’re in need of quality and easy service.
Robin has done a great job with my Patrol, exactly how I wanted it. Always great to have competent professionals locally at the coast.
Told 4 weeks & $10k for a complete outside paint job. Quoted $600 for brake calliper painting. 11 weeks later charged me $800 for brake calliper painting because price as gone up. Had the car been completed when they said it would be ready, would the price had gone up. Fuel tank was bone dry. Running on vapours. But I dropped it off with 3/4 tank. Mind you every complaint I made to them they told me they were professional. Like Why 4wks took 11wks. Why the car hadn't been touched within the first 4 wks.Had some dramas in the shop. Yep constantly told by them they were professional. Well, I finally go to pick my baby up. I gave them an extra day seeing as their track record was it was never ready when it was supposed to be. Low & behold they've just started washing it and gotta put the plates back on. Other than that it's now ready for me to take home. Ha, after stopping to get fuel, which he claims is only $20 not the $120 it cost me, I notice noises coming from the front of the car. Get home all the under panels are coming off. Plugs missing, not put in properly. 1 tailight, 1 brakelight opposite side to tailight, 1 reverse light, 1 headlight, 1 parking light front opposite to headlight all not working. But they're professional remember. Next day I take the car down to get new tyres put on, I get called out by the tyre fitter to show me the side skirts weren't on properly & could fall off at any time. How I got home with them still hanging there is a mystery. When I phoned the professional to complain, he did say to bring it back & he would fix any problem. But my problem is these professionals had the car for 11 wks and they didn't put it back together properly. Broke parts and said it was the cars age. But they're professionals. Also broke my car door lock and said they'd replace it with a lock & key from the wreckers. 1 key to unlock & 1 to start it. But they did say i had keyless entry. Such professionals. So would you let them touch your car. There's more they did wrong , but I won't go into that. I think you get the idea how professional they are. Especially when it's your pride and joy. I've been left gutted.
I'm stoked with the results of my Chrome delete, tint and other modifications done by Auto Emporium!Quality work at a great price, thanks guys.
Highly reccomend auto emporium, yes you may pay more but its for quality. Robin was easy to deal with made suggestions to help you choose on what he thinks would look good if you havent already made your mind up on what look you want. My y62 now looks like it should coming out of the factory!
Robin and the team went above and beyond in working to improve the look of my vehicle. I was extremely happy with the effort they put in. Talking to Robin his passion for cars was evident which reflected in his business as a whole. I highly recommend Auto Emporium to anyone who wants to improve the look of their vehicle.
Robin and the boys did a fantastic job on the paint protection and badge removal! Highly recommend
Car looks immaculate after taking it to these guys. Very friendly staff and very knowledgeable. Went above and beyond. Highly recommend 😊
Impeccable service and delivery.I got to speak with the owner of the business. He took the time to explain options and outcomes.The final delivery was flawless.The price was more than I expected to pay when I walked in.But after a thoroughly professional consultation, I left my items happy in the knowledge that I would receive great value for money.And I did.Pick up was beyond my expectations.Auto Emp is now my ‘go to’ for all future projects.If you don’t go there, I’m certain you will miss out on some small part of your dreams for your toys.
Very happy with my experience with the team from Auto Emporium. They did exactly what I wanted and explained their process in detail so I knew what I was getting done. Will be back
Robin and his crew did a chrome delete and Ceramic coating on my Patrol and they absolutely knocked it it out of the park. I couldn’t be happier with the result and highly recommend them.
Awesome work. Had my wifes brake callipers sprayed yellow, turned out perfectly! The guys did a great job. Thanks Robin!
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About Sunshine Coast, QLD

Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, is a breathtaking coastal area celebrated for its stunning beaches, verdant hinterland, and lively local communities. This region spans Queensland’s southeastern coast, providing a harmonious amalgamation of natural magnificence and urban conveniences.

Sunshine Coast is a thriving and rapidly growing region with a population of approximately 350,000 people as of my knowledge cutoff in 2021. Its population has steadily increased over the years, driven by its appealing lifestyle, job opportunities, and desirable climate.

The region’s main urban center is the city of Maroochydore, which serves as the commercial and administrative hub. Alongside Maroochydore, other prominent towns and communities on Sunshine Coast include Noosa, Caloundra, Mooloolaba, and Coolum Beach. Each area has unique charm and attractions, ranging from pristine beaches and surf spots to bustling shopping precincts and lively dining scenes.

Beyond its coastal allure, Sunshine Coast boasts a picturesque hinterland with rolling hills, national parks, and charming towns. The Glass House Mountains, a collection of volcanic peaks, stand as an iconic landmark in the region, offering stunning views and numerous hiking trails.

With its idyllic setting, vibrant communities, and growing population, Sunshine Coast is a popular destination for tourists, sea-changers, and those seeking a balanced, relaxed lifestyle in a coastal paradise.

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Auto Emporium is just Around the Corner

Here are the driving directions from Sunshine Coast, QLD, to Auto Emporium.

1. Start by getting onto the Bruce Highway (M1) from your current location on Sunshine Coast.

2. Follow the Bruce Highway (M1) southbound for approximately 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) until you reach the Caloundra Road exit.

3. Take the Caloundra Road exit and merge onto Caloundra Road.

4. Continue on Caloundra Road for about 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) until you reach the roundabout at Nicklin Way (State Route 6).

5. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Nicklin Way (State Route 6), heading south.

6. Continue on Nicklin Way for approximately 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) until you reach the intersection with Daniel Street.

7. Turn left onto Daniel Street.

8. Follow Daniel Street for about 300 meters (0.2 miles) until you reach Shed 1/21 Daniel St, Caloundra West QLD 4551. The destination will be on your right.

Please note that these directions are based on current road conditions and the most direct route. It’s always a good idea to check for road closures or traffic updates before starting your journey. Safe travels!

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