NWRA to Lobby for Development of Headlight Restoration Standard

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The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) released its plan to develop a standard for what has been a “diversified” procedure. The standard will likely be developed in a similar style as the windshield repair standard, the Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard (ROLAGS™)

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The NWRA plans to develop a standard for headlight repair
To date there has been no standard for automotive headlight restoration but the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) released its plan to develop a standard for what has been a “diversified” procedure, according to NWRA board member Kerry Wanstrath of Glass Technology in Durango, Colo.

According to Wanstrath, the need for a cohesive set of guidelines has been apparent for several years based on his observations of various companies and their differentiating techniques to completing the headlight restoration procedure.

The standard will likely be developed in a similar style as the windshield repair standard, the Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard (ROLAGS™). It also will be created in accordance with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) guidelines by a committee composed of professionals within the industry on a volunteer basis. 

Wanstrath says the headlight restoration standard may take several years to develop, as did ROLAGS. A determining factor could be the availability of committee members but he said he hopes to arrive at a consensus in two years.

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